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Cultural change revealed

(8 Posts)
Alexa Mon 23-Mar-20 10:12:29

When I see quite recently made TV with people huddled together in pubs and so forth this looks as archaic as TV portrayals of people smoking.

specscart Fri 09-Oct-20 10:33:23

very nice.

Lucca Fri 09-Oct-20 10:36:28

Agree Alexa. Equally it is odd to see couples always sitting 2m away even when one of them is distressed eg in Coronation st. (Naturally i don’t watch it...I’ve been told...😏

ExD Fri 09-Oct-20 10:36:49

Odd isn't it? I have to remind myself 'this was made before covid'.
We're soon going to sort our lives into pre and post covid.

NotSpaghetti Fri 09-Oct-20 11:08:10

I'm the one who would rather this pre-covid stuff than the ill-considered dramas based on too-close-to-now events. Both TV and radio want to "speak to now" in a stupid newsy simplistic way.

Sorry I can see this isn't terribly clear but there are already covid dramas, isolation themed ones, monologues about similar, plays about being apart.
Really to have any depth, this work should be given time to develop. We need a more complex understanding and some distance to allow them to grow into pieces of meaningful art.
It makes me so cross.

Squiffy Fri 09-Oct-20 11:17:05

Nowadays and in the future, referring to something as ‘pc’ will mean something completely different - pre-Covid or post-Covid sad

Ilovecheese Fri 09-Oct-20 11:23:35

I suppose drama sets are a workplace like any other so the actors have to stay apart even if they are supposed to be married or be in need of comfort. It is all very strange. Soaps that have a big storyline involving a child now have to act out the story without the child actor.
We have to suspend our disbelief even more than at normal times.

Alegrias Fri 09-Oct-20 13:24:45

I mainly agree with you NotSpaghetti, but there was a series with David Tennant and Michael Sheen on TV around June this year, which was set in the Lockdown but was excellent. I think it was called Staged?

It's been the only program I've seen that really reflected what was going on, and developed in a surprising way, not just the comedy I expected.