"puzzled filmgoer - I was expecting the violent aggression to be much worse than it was but there was some chuckling in the flicks when Ewan McGrewgor started crying in bed, just before losing his sense of smell. It is quite a TV script but - maybe because my work is with people with sensory loss, the film resonated strongly with me.
The compensations for loss of smell and taste were intriguing and the bath scene raised some full-hearted laughs. But when deaf people were ordered to stay in their homes ("It's the safest place for you!") and then as blindness inevitably came, I felt the catastrophe and the pity of it. It had false notes but more true than false ones, I felt."