the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.
you’re actually correct. ahaha. all the stuff happening to the PDS sufferers on the show has already happened to non-whites everywhere irl. HOWEVER I ended up really liking the characters themselves and their relationships with each other.
also there’s the aspect of how the other half of the town suffers from PTSD (from ‘the rising’) which is really interesting to me. they’re shown dealing with it in different ways.
hmmm. I’m always so conflicted on this kind of show.
On one hand, I appreciate the metaphor, in that it hopefully serves as an eye-opener for many viewers that don’t ordinarily have to think about it. Similar to Hunger Games, Divergent, TW, etc, it helps in some way to illuminate the minds of many who would’ve rather blissfully ignored what oppression looks and feels like.
But then again, especially for a show coming out of the UK, I’d expect a bit less of that naivete. They’ve got plenty enough history with racial, economic, etc, struggles to be more aware. And yet they continue to produce several shows that proudly showcase a mostly white cast facing, yet again, some horrible situation that’s already happened to other people. (There are exceptions I notice, of course..)
I probably will check this out anyway, though. Despite my best efforts to shrug it off, it does get my attention. (By that I mean Simon gets my attention, damn.) And I am pretty curious to see how the story sprawls out.