My Favourite (dystopian) TV Shows

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I’m trying so hard to keep the content on this blog light hearted and fun (whispers: i’m really not guys) so in the spirit of fun we’re going to go over my top 5 tv series to watch.

I’m only into tv when it requires little to no concentration. Weirdly enough the only type of thing I can stand watching is reality tv. Doesn’t matter if it’s an awesome doc like Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath or the Kardashians (honestly the only thing I can probably watch for 6 hours straight …because no concentration needed).

I feel like anything that isn’t in some way related to reality is kind of harder for my brain to digest.

But somehow apart from reality tv and the occasional action movie at the cinemas (watching anything that’s not an action movie at the cinemas is a waste of resources and should be a federal offence) dystopian series and movies give me so much joy lol.

It’s like life is such stress and the only thing that relieves me is knowing some people in make believe land have it harder. For instance I can’t really be mad or sad living in Nigeria. I mean I could have been in Gilead, and considering how much sh#t I get into in my normal life, I guarantee you, best case scenario, I’d have been in the communes by now. Best case.

So the shows on my list are kind of popular, but I’m not going to be silly and give spoilers and stuff if you haven’t seen them yet. Going to try to be as vague as possible lol.

5. Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath

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Scientology and the Aftermath

Scientology and the Aftermath is very much real life but it makes this list because the stories are bizarre enough to sound like they’re from an imagined twisted world. Apart from hearing about the vile abuse stories that go on the church, you hear about stuff like this…

Xenu also called Xemu, was, according to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the dictator of the “Galactic Confederacy” who 75 million years ago brought billions of his people to Earth (then known as “Teegeeack”) in DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes, and killed them with hydrogen bombs. Official Scientology scriptures hold that the thetans (immortal spirits) of these aliens adhere to humans, causing spiritual harm – Wikipedia

See what I mean?

4. Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty

Socially awkward kid (Morty) has to follow his psychopathic, emotionally abusive, reality bending scientist Grandpa (Rick) on adventures.

I was never into animated stuff…I skipped Nickelodeon to watch MTV Base in primary school. Rick and Morty took a minuteeee to get used to but after I gave it a chance I honestly couldn’t imagine a world without it.

I feel like Rick Sanchez says and does all the things we’re afraid to. He’s so relatable it’s weird.

3. Mr. Robot

Socially inept hacker trying to fight the 1% of the 1% with a group that is headed by some guy that exists but doesn’t exist and if you’re a simpleton like me at some point you’re not sure what’s going on anymore because nothing is real or maybe some things are but you’re just not sure what.

Did you understand anything I just said? No? Good. Cos that’s how I felt when I started watching Mr. Robot…and you deserve to be played mind games on too.

So see it.

2. The Handmaid’s Tale

Two word horror story: Patriarchy wins.

The only TV series to almost give me a heart attack. 🌟

Taking out the time from your busy life to watch The Handmaid’s Tale is basically committing yourself to hours of emotional turmoil …and every time you click play on a new episode, you’re going back to the toxic relationship you swore yourself off of.

The Handmaid’s Tale shows the dangers of extremism in all its forms…political, religious, all of it.

1. Black Mirror

Black mirror is a wildly prophetic tv show (stand alone episodes) that keeps us entertained by showing us what happens when the dangers of technology meet the stupidity and/or intelligence of humans.

Though each episode is very different, they share a common ending and theme –

We’re all f*cked.

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