Theater of Cruelty

HBO

The urge to be seen and recognized

FICTION: The controversy in the media mogul family over the corporate throne escalates further in the HBO series Succession, which in an impressive and captivating way is able to take the pulse of the present and big capitalist business at its most brutal.

The power of 20 years of propaganda

911: How can it be that a man like Spike Lee believed so strongly that New York's Twin Towers and Building 7 were taken down with explosives that he wanted to spend the last 30 minutes of his documentary series exploring, if not defending, such a view?

Do the right thing

911: Spike Lee's documentary series, which now airs on HBONordic, is a comprehensive depiction of New York – interspersed with memories, stories and insights from eyewitnesses to the city's largest terrorist attack.

HUXLEY'S DYSTOPIA: What would you rather be – happy or free?

SCIENCE FICTION: The TV series based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World contains – by including digital surveillance – also an essential element from George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.

An attempt to lift Britain out of the Brexit trenches

BREXIT: Exodus, reckoning, sacrifice offer a welcome and entertaining attempt to bridge and "reunite" a UK that is divided over Brexit.

Crazy in the streets of Jerusalem

DRÆNGENE: Israeli docu-drama takes care of the traumatic wave of violence and revenge that led to open war in the summer of 2014.

The Chernobyl disaster – a Soviet science fiction?

Nuclear disaster: As a major docu-fiction, the Chernobyl miniseries is now on HBO. The series reveals that the Soviet authorities were on a misunderstood line of reassurance. But the same thing happened in Norway.

Violence culture versus anarchism

The television series Westworld is a laboratory for civilization experiments, with universal ethical dilemmas as a consequence.