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15 Million Merits

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Charlie Brooker return to Channel 4 with three stand-alone dramas that are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent. The second episode is set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, 15 Million Merits is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction. In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape this life is to enter the 'Hot Shot' talent show and pray you can impress the judges. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett, Julia Davis and Ashley Thomas.

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Critic reviews for 15 Million Merits

[Black Mirror] expertly lassoed a whole range of targets, from craven politicians to sensationalist news outlets to the glib creators of shock art... [It] was a more conventional dystopian sci-fi fantasy, incorporating a caustic satire on TV talent shows.

August 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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