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Television

Alienatingly sweet and warm: BBC2's The Newsreader reviewed

30 July 2022

9:00 AM

30 July 2022

9:00 AM

The Newsreader

BBC2

My Insta Scammer Friend

BBC3

When TV makes shows about TV, it rarely has a good word to say for itself. In the likes of W1A, The Day Today and, savagest of all, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, the industry has looked in the mirror and ripped itself to shreds. What all these comedies say, in their own way, is that most TV is bombastic, brain-dead, two-star crap put together in a blind panic and a moral vacuum by idiots and monsters.

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