“Shouting At Helicopters!!!”

Diane Morgan as ‘Philomena Cunk’ for “Cunk on Britain” (S1)Although I was bitterly disappointed when Charlie Brooker announced that he was too busy to write/record a satirical Newswipe summary of 2017’s tumultuous political/cultural shifts/schisms, the trade-off has been a truly epic Black Mirror episode, and a full series of fun with ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane Morgan), as she “takes [us] right up the history of the United Britain of Great Kingdom”. Huzzah! After two previous specials, and numerous “Moments of Wonder”, there isn’t much more I can say about the presenter at this point… as some critics have pointed out, Cunk isn’t particularly consistent or carefully crafted as a character, but more of a collaborative conduit for several different writers’ comedic-stylings (including Morgan’s own ad-libbing)… thankfully the individual jokes/segments are still funny enough in their own right to quell any complaints, imho. Long may she reign!

Meanwhile, I was heartened to see that Jimmi Simpson has received a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination from Bafta, for his exceptional performance in “USS Callister”… though sadly Cristin Milioti’s name is nowhere to be seen…

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