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The Witcher, Wokeness and Bad TV

“Evil is Evil. Lesser, greater, middling… Makes no difference. The degree is arbitary. The definition’s blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another… I’d rather not choose at all.”
~ Geralt of Rivia
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
In this first edition of 2020, Nic talks about his Christmas break of watching a load of TV, and how it’s made him want to rant about wokeness.
From the film Mary Queen of Scots, and it’s jarring historical inaccuracies to BBC’s His Dark Materials, which is just plain bad, we talk about what you should and shouldn’t do with a character, and whether changing history makes something science fiction.
But it’s not all bad as Netflix’s The Witcher proves to have a lead character with a great moral compass, along with great acting and story, and production values that leaves His Dark Materials, well… in the dark.
After Ricky Gervais’s savaging of Hollywood wokeness in the Golden Globes, is it time for more libertarian characters in film and TV?
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Formal Language and Woke Culture

In a week dominated by reports in the media of parliament using inflammatory language, and the announcement that Sam Smith wants people to use new preferred pronouns, we discuss whether our natural language is becoming more like a formal one.

What are the differences between a formal and natural language? What’s the importance of context in our speech and communication?

Do our MPs go too far with words like “surrender” and “betrayal”?

We make predictions of where this may all end, and if we are seeing the turning point against woke culture.

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