15 Million Merits

Anyone in the UK or with access to Channel 4’s on demand output on 4od should check out the Charlie Brooker trilogy Black Mirror. Tonight’s episode, 15 Million Merits, took a glance at star making popular TV and the potential it gives the masses to rise above the role of drones. From a PARANOIA perspective there was food for thought here. Troubleshooters fill the role played by the bikers, building merits to buy possessions that don’t really mean anything. And if you do make a name for yourself and get the attention you think you deserve, is the prize really worth it. Is life easier when you’re YELLOW or BLUE Clearance? Or does it just mean you have a bigger living space and more things? Interesting viewing.

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