Now I live in the UK, and I’m working on a dissertation about UK Labour. While we have seen insipid dramas about New Labour leadership problems and the bromance gone bad of Brown and Blair, all soaked in the aggrandisement or faux mea culpas of their acolytes and enablers, we’ve yet to see anything of the gravitas, production elegance, political rawness or basic bloody insight and entertainment of The Killing Season. Even if you know nothing about Australian politics, you should watch this and appreciate the importance of a decent public service broadcaster to its audience.
So yes, friends, the crushing of Men’s Rights, of men as equal human beings, has long been a concern with its roots firmly embedded in history. The question you may wish to pose to yourself and your bros, however, is: “Why was this series withdrawn from broadcast and never seen after its first airing in 1980?” The answers are both obviously shocking and telling in this unbrave new world that Men find themselves forced to inhabit. For now, enjoy the drama.
Some things defy description. This isn’t one of them. This is English right of centre ‘comedian’ Jim Davidson camping up a version of Lionel Richie’s Hello to John Malkovich
Newton, a famous scientist and mathematician was also what we’d call today a Fundamentalist Christian who had to confront himself with the notion that if things were tied to the earth, what were they tied by? Famously, he didn’t stop at “God”.