September 10, 2015

THE ARCHETYPAL ANGLOSPHERIC ENTERTAINMENT...:

Hunted, episode one, Channel 4, review: 'intense' : This game of hide and seek for adults was enlightening and scary, says Gerard O'Donovan (Gerard O'Donovan, 10 Sep 2015, The Telegraph)

Just when you think reality television has nothing left to offer, along comes Hunted (Channel 4) to make you think again. While you're chewing your fingernails to the quick, it will make you goggle at the degree to which our behaviour can be monitored and predicted by hidden surveillance systems and the state.

Fourteen "ordinary members of the public" were challenged to disappear for 28 days and evade capture by a crack team of investigators. Heavy nods in the title sequence to the balance between liberty and security and the intrusive power of intelligence agencies quickly proved not to be empty TV waffle.


...exploring the tension between freedom and security.

Posted by at September 10, 2015 6:04 PM
  

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