From Sex and the City to Succession: will TV confront Covid or ignore it?

From Sex and the City to Succession: will TV confront Covid or ignore it?

The Guardian

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As some series incorporate the pandemic into storylines, others are imagining a world where it doesn’t exist. Do viewers want escapism or reality?

We’re not allowed to talk about it. That was a note from the channel,” says James Acaster in an outtake from the new series of Hypothetical. His co-host on the panel show, Josh Widdicombe, has just mentioned the Covid-19 pandemic. “Can’t say it,” says Acaster, “can’t reference it, can’t point out why we’re more spaced apart than usual.”

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