Years and Years ★★★

A mixed bag.

I applaud the audacity and scope, and I believe that telling the stories of future technology and political systems was best served by looking at their influences on the lives of regular people. Where Years and Years fails is that the characters aren't very well defined - but rather a series of events that unfold around a person defined by fairly simple character traits. I honestly don't feel like any of the characters were real people - and I never knew much about them other than a one line synopsis along with a series of this happened and that happened.

Politically, the series had its moments of lucidity but also wandered into tropes that seemed very on the nose. The end result for me was something that had moments of beauty and honesty but one that also sometimes wallowed in kitch and soap-opera mechanics.

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