The fourth installment of Charlie Brooker’s new series, this time about how TV has warped our expectations of romance; which in his case appear so low as to be absolutely subterranean. “I suppose chewing gum is a pretty good metaphor for most romance,” Brooker says while commenting on a particularly insipid advertisement for Wrigleys. “After the initial burst of excitement you soon find yourself just going through the motions, really, while your interest drains away, and then you end up spitting it out into a hankie.” Ouch.

Although Brooker’s deeply misanthropic take on the notion of “love” itself arguably spoils the otherwise irrefutable logic of his critique in this instance, it’s nonetheless filled with scads of wickedly enjoyable material.

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