World reacts to “brilliant” Trump inauguration synopsis in Sunday Herald TV listings
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Note: I've not cross-posted the various twitter comments in the article above. Some are really funny.
READERS across the world are in stitches over the Sunday Herald's satirical TV listing of Trump’s inauguration. Reviewer Damien Love’s piece in today’s paper previews President Trump’s inauguration
– and it has caused a huge reaction across the globe.
He captures the world's mood before the screening in his Sunday Herald Scotland TV roundup.
In the copy, which is trending in American, he writes about the Donald Trump story as a box office style disaster movie.
President Trump: The Inauguration
4pm, BBC One/ STV
After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.
His summary of The President Trump: The Inauguration reads: “The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president.”
He then describes it as a “feature-length opener” which concentrates on the “gaudy inauguration of President Trump”.
Love finishes with: “It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.”
The post has caused a reaction worldwide with social media users dubbing it as a “masterpiece” and the “the most brilliant TV listing ever conceived”.
We’ve posted some of our favourite online reactions below.
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