As a TV programme, Eden failed. But as an experiment it succeeded in showing how how right-wing ideology conflicts with the aim of building a cohesive community.
The madwoman-in-the-attic trope is our Christmas gift from the self-proclaimed “Valley Boys” of Eden.
The lazy comparisons with Lord of the Flies started before any of these new episodes were shown, but there are two key reasons why we need a new reference point. One, just because the female population of Eden has greatly reduced in number, that doesn’t mean the women are merely a side note in aContinue reading “Eden: Paradise Lost (Channel 4) episode four: kill the pigs”
After failing at the “boy job” of chopping logs and losing his number one fan, cameraman Oli sets his sights on Anton.
NO-ONE who watched – and properly remembers – the first series of Eden should be surprised by the turn things take in this episode, but I can’t get too exercised about dumb plumber Titch’s “boy jobs and girl jobs” ranting. I don’t doubt that the men, as a group, were more efficient when it cameContinue reading “Eden: Paradise Lost (Channel 4) episode two: locker-room talk”
There’s deja vu for the viewers as Anton is portrayed is the villain of the piece … and a shock twist when two campmates announce they’re leaving.
It’s been months – the whole of autumn and half of winter – and we haven’t heard a peep from the participants. It seems clear this very expensive experiment hasn’t quite gone to plan.
Huntsman Glenn turns over a new leaf when he develops a crush on shepherdess Caroline – but after she rejects him he forms Operation Cunt to bully women out of the camp.
A plan to starve the women into working harder makes the Anton controversy look like a storm in a teacup, while vet Rob loses the plot and Anton comes into his own.
Anton’s gang of social misfits gets a new recruit, everyone’s sick of potatoes and some strangers deliver a surprise onto the shore.