The Rise of the Idiots

Rise of the idiots screen grab

Dan Ashcroft on Idiots (from the post-retro-ironic-futuristic Nathan Barley).

“They use the word cool, it is their favourite word…
Thinking is rubbish and rubbish isn’t cool…
Stuff and shit is cool…”

See the rest here.

Still painfully genius. Perhaps becoming more so than ever. View the clip via Channel 4’s groovy new-ish clips thing on their website (no embedding unfortunately).

2 thoughts on “The Rise of the Idiots”

  1. “Still painfully genius. Perhaps becoming more so”

    Agree – at the time it was first shown, it seemed to have missed the boat somewhat, presumably because it had been so long in production. With the recent mammoth resurgence of Barleyism it’s becoming retrospectively prophetic (or something). Chris Morris definitely brought something to the Brooker party on this one.

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