The Lifecycle

The second installment of Charlie Brooker’s brilliant new series How TV Ruined Your Life demonstrates how television has something to infuriate anyone of any age.

“In summary then, TV has never quite got you. When you’re a kiddywink, it’s just a meaningless light source. When you’re young, it either demonizes or patronizes you. When you’re in your middle years, it makes you feel too old by ruthlessly highlighting your flaws. When you’re older than that, it wipes you offscreen altogether leaving you feeling socially irrelevant. And when you’re really old, it sneaks into your room in the dead of night, holds a pillow over your face and quite literally murders you with invisible electric hands. What a monster!”


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