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I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:57 pm
by PaulB
Yes, it’s a drama, and yes, it’s Ken Loach and yes it’s on the BBC, and yes, it’s a million miles from the lives that most of us lead, but how many are actually watching it?

I had to give up, it’s just too depressing.

Re: I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 pm
by MachFlyer
Imagine living it :shock:

Re: I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:04 am
by PaulB
Tangentially related, there’s the disgraceful attempts by the Republican Party in the US to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that seems to have for the moment backfired.

@AOC’s twitter profile says “In a modern, moral, wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live”

She has a point, and it could just as easily be made on this side of the Atlantic.

Re: I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm
by Genghis the Engineer
I understand that Jeremy Corbyn is a big fan of I, Daniel Blake.

That alone seems adequate reason to not watch it.

G

Re: I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:43 pm
by Mike Tango
Then you are doing yourself a significant disservice.

Re: I Daniel Blake (BBC 2]

PostPosted:Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:45 pm
by PaulB
Genghis the Engineer wrote:I understand that Jeremy Corbyn is a big fan of I, Daniel Blake.

That alone seems adequate reason to not watch it.


I think that you should watch it, preferably with an open mind, and, as a scientist and as an individual, form your own opinions.