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Shared by Gonçalo Gonçalves / 20.03.2017

The lying game

Why unreliable TV narrators matter in the T era

When it comes to quality drama, we’ve never had it so good. But the latest age of peak TV has coincided with the rise of a very different kind of storytelling. One played out on news channels rather than Netflix. The practitioners are ideological fabulists – your Trumps, your Milos, your Nuttalls – and while they might lack basic craft, intellectual rigour and moral discipline, when it comes to telling their tall tales they are worryingly prolific in their attempts to own the narrative. When real life is wilder than Westworld, how can TV compete?

The Lying Game