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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Thank god The Village is over - Miseryfest supreme

If you live in the UK, you have probably depressed yourself beyond bearing it by watching a series on BBC One called The Village.  It's about life in an English village during World War One.

There was no uplifting feature to it in any way whatsoever. It's dreariness, pain and suffering, depression, poverty, ignorance, and all things horrible were selected to be featured in each episode. Not even the exquisite countryside uplifted.

I have never encountered a more deeply troubling series anywhere.  The writer has made a point of rolling up hell in one small place. I know that in the most dreadful life, even in Edwardian England, there are always small pockets of joy - but none exist in The Village.

If you have ruined your evening, your day, your week, or even your life and you have been watching The Village - a true miseryfest!  - you can thank god it over!