Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Survivors on the BBC

If you like hearing about all things apocalypse and especially if you're one of those disappointed people about government healthcare, this is the show for you! "Survivors" on the BBC is an awesome take on what England would be like after a killer flu-like virus ravages the country and kills 99% of the people. And for those of you still pouting about government healthcare, you'll be proud to know that the British health system was incapable of handling it.

Of course, nothing can really prepare a government or it's people for "attack of the killer virus"so looking back on all our swine flu hysteria, are we really capable of calmly and rationally fighting something like that? The answer is overwhelmingly no.

Here's what would happen in Birmingham, Alabama if a flu like virus started killing people in the thousands on a daily basis:

1. The City Council will downplay it as much as possible (duh...).
2. The mayor will tell everyone to remain calm and to distract us, will present his plans to lure a pro basketball team to the city. He'll finish with his grand plans to make Birmingham host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
3. Seeing how inadequate city leaders handle the situation the governor will step in and declare marshall law.
4. In the mean time, the news media will have increased the hysteria level to where citizens have declared total anarchy and it's all for one. Gun lovers everywhere will rejoice and thank god for the 2nd amendment.
5. Seeing how inadequate the state government handles the situation the federal government will step in and send in the marines.
6. By this time the situation will have gotten completely out of hands and the rest of the country has disintegrated. To contain the virus, the federal government will nuke the city.
7. Game over.

Tune in to watch "Survivors" on the BBC America channel Saturday nights 9 EST/8 CST.


Lary9 said...

Here is a document I wrote for our very popular Facebook group "Netflix Friends", to which I invite you if you are a movie fan too.
There is something about the gaunt, grey atmospherics of films set in post-apocalyptic venues that nestles right into my own spare, nihilistic moodiness, when applicable, with far better compatibility than most movie genres. Here's a list of the best of 'End Of The World' movies:

The Postman
Mad Max 2
MM: Beyond the Thunderdome
Book of Eli
The Road
On The Beach
The Omega Man
I Am Legend
Silent Running
Reign of Fire
28 Days Later
Resident Evil 1,2 & 3
Cherry 2000
20 Years After
Planet of the Apes [series]
Logan's Run
Day of the Triffids
12 Monkeys
Dawn of the Dead
Terminator Salvation
Children of Men
A Boy And His Dog
Dark City

Lary9 said...

I just realized if you're not on Facebook, you have no way to here's my e-mail: