Years and Years

Years and Years by Russell T. Davies makes its Australian TV debut on SBS on Wednesday November 6 8:30pm.

Episode 3:
Rook proposes an IQ test to determine who can vote. That is alarming.
Interesting to see on who members of the Lyons family voted for at the election.
Interesting to found out about the orange burger. Wonder how that taste like.
The Lyons siblings are informed that their estranged father got killed in an accident when he was riding a bike as a courier.
At the funeral they meet their half-brother Steven who is similar in name spelling to one
of them Stephen.
Why couldn’t the father come up with a completely different name for his younger son and it was tiring hearing the same pronounced named brothers calling each other by their names.
Unbelievable that Edith literally drank her father!
Disturbing seeing the camera as an eye on Lizzie.
Perhaps not unexpected that Rook wins the balance of power and it ends with Stephen running with his rental car over a courier’s bike in frustrated remembrance of his late father.

The Next Time trailer sure gave it away on Rook becoming Prime Minister.

Episode 4:
Antepenultimate episode.
Russell T. Davies has clearly made references to his Doctor Who episode Turn Left.
When Daniel and Viktor were in a house they say that they are sharing it with 16 other people.
This is the same kind of situation that Donna, Sylvia and Wilf were in, in the alternate world in the said Doctor Who episode.
More explicitly when Stephen was attending to a medical situation he said that his head was turning left!
Remarking on how the world is now, Stephen says that they were born in a world when it was in a pause before it came into its present situation.
Having lived through such a pause brings me memories of a high school principal by the name of Geoff McNeil, who I have a disdain for, and the attitudes he expressed of the time.
I wonder if he realises now just how good he had it by then because I doubt that there is anything about today’s real world that he likes.
Britain has adopted compulsory voting, and as stated here, just like in Australia.
This is not the first time that Davies has made reference to Australian politics.
In the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, The New World, there is a newsscroll that makes reference to the Australian Prime Minister.
In her latest exploits, Edith was in Greenland. Not long before seeing this, I saw MacGyver (2016) 3.17 Seeds + Permafrost + Feather which coincidentally has a visit to Greenland.
Edith sure made it known to Jonjo of what she would do if he wasn’t honourable in his intentions to Rosie.
Celeste finally exposes Stephen’s infidelity and Muriel throws him out. Not a pleasant situation to see.
Tragic that whilst on a boat with other people, Daniel drowns but Viktor.
The episode ends just as Rook has become Prime Minister something that was already seen in the Next Time trailer.