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Aaron_20151,086 posts since 11 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
I’ve really enjoyed Years and Years, it’s like a mix of the 2005 era of Doctor Who and Torchwood. I can see why your average BBC One viewer would be put off, but it doesn’t deserve to be under 2m. Greatly under appreciated in my opinion.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 524 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Aired at the wrong time of year I reckon. One episode clashed with Corrie and Britain's Got Talent. And where was the mention of Davies' previous shows in the marketing?


I suspect it wouldn't have fared better in the Autumn or in the winter, it's a good drama but it's probably a bit too bleak for most viewers.
Whataday9,854 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I mean, Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the bleakest pieces of television full stop, yet it did pretty well viewing figures wise.

Maybe it's the stronger connection to Doctor Who (which was at the height of its popularity at the time).



I would have thought it obvious that we are living in very different times to 10 years ago. The story of Years & Years is not only bleak, it's also perhaps too close to reality.
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Markymark6,642 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I mean, Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the bleakest pieces of television full stop, yet it did pretty well viewing figures wise.

Maybe it's the stronger connection to Doctor Who (which was at the height of its popularity at the time).



I would have thought it obvious that we are living in very different times to 10 years ago. The story of Years & Years is not only bleak, it's also perhaps too close to reality.


My 89 year old mum was talking to me today about it, her message to me; ‘good luck’ 😬
natwel27203 posts since 14 Mar 2019
Meridian (South East) South East Today
I mean, Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the bleakest pieces of television full stop, yet it did pretty well viewing figures wise.

Maybe it's the stronger connection to Doctor Who (which was at the height of its popularity at the time).



I would have thought it obvious that we are living in very different times to 10 years ago. The story of Years & Years is not only bleak, it's also perhaps too close to reality.


Ahh, very true indeed.
Brekkie31,226 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I just think it's big issue is it's supposed to be a fantasy drama of what happens if an extremist gets into power, which when first though of probably seemed pure fantasy. Now it's an absolute reality that extremist views are driving the politics of this country, so Years and Years isn't the escapism viewers need it to be.
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Whataday9,854 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Just caught up on the latest episode and I've decided I won't watch anymore. I'm finding it too unpleasant unfortunately.

I know RTD has had a very difficult time personally over the last couple of years and can't help but feel this is a bit of an F.U to the world as a result. Overall it's just not enjoyable to watch.
all new Phil3,139 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Just caught up on the latest episode and I've decided I won't watch anymore. I'm finding it too unpleasant unfortunately.

I know RTD has had a very difficult time personally over the last couple of years and can't help but feel this is a bit of an F.U to the world as a result. Overall it's just not enjoyable to watch.

I think the message that will become clear is that of history repeating itself. There is a clear parallel being drawn between Viv Rook and the early days of Hitler. Understand it’s not comfortable but I think it’s a very important point to make and it’s brave of him to do so in this way.
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