What with the rise of AI, self-driving cars, and super dope fidget spinners, sometimes it feels we're living in the future already; well, these shows remind us there are still SOME discoveries left to be made.
If television shows reveal our collective hopes and fears, then the recent spate of television dramas imagining the resurgence of fascism is cause for grave concern. Even worse are documentaries chronicling the actual rise of fascism.
Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards was not the first revenge fantasy about killing Nazis to hit the screen, nor was it the last. This list includes alternate histories like Hunters and the Man in the High Castle, as well as dramas set during the Second World War. The common theme--they all kill Nazis.
These shows imagine what life would be like under a fundamentalist dictatorship, Nazis, Russians, and occupying forces--makes the current political situation look almost palatable by comparison. Almost.