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Cleverman: We’re never as clever as we think

The beauty of Cleverman is in it’s simplicity.

Rich v poor

White v black

Indigenous v migrants

Fight v flight

Brother v brother

And that’s where the creators of this show got it spot on because at the centre of the show is something we all relate to; family (Peggy Mitchell voice). Whether you had any or not, it shapes all of us. And that basis is what shines through every one of these characters.

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The Out-Laws: Guilty Pleasures

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*CONTAINS MINIMAL SPOILERS* 

If an unfortunate accident were to occur, you’d probably want it to happen to Jean Claude Delcorps. He’s rude, overbearing, casually racist, startlingly cruel and overly sensitive. He makes sport of minimising and belittling his diffident wife in public. 

A painful, protracted death would be sad in the way that all death is sad, but few would argue that the world would be a nicer place without him in it.

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Mr Robot: Deep web

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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.

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Weiner: Nominative determinism or something more?

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Most of you are more likely to recognise former Democrat New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner when shown a photo of his underwear than one showing his face.

Does that say more about our media or Anthony Wiener?

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Orange Is The New Black: Now in Glorious Technicolor

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For most of us, pretending racial tension doesn’t exist is key to our continued happy existence on this planet. It’s awkward, uncomfortable, alien and most importantly, we really don’t want to make fools of ourselves. In the context of daily life, that’s more or less manageable, depending on where you live, what news sources you engage with and how many idiots you count among your friends on Facebook.

In a fictional US penitentiary like say, Litchfield, less so.

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