‘Whole World on Fire:’ Roe Overturned on Futuristic HBO Drama

NewsBusters | 7/15/2019 | Staff
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On BBC’s Episode 4 of Years and Years, which aired July 15 in the United States on HBO, it’s now 2027. The world continues to be in chaos, with financial and governing problems plaguing European nations. The United States is hit, too, as Roe v. Wade has finally been overturned, all these years later. It’s surprising it took so long.

Viewers ought to note headlines screaming foreboding warnings, including “OUTRAGE AS US BANS SPANISH IN PUBLIC PLACES” and “USA LATEST CONGRESS IN UPROAR.”

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Clearly, the creators of the show are drumming up that overturning decisions legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion in all 50 states is something that is on par with martial law and bankruptcy. Or, as MP Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson), sees it, “The whole world is on fire.”

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