Nothing is quite what it seems in this latest Charlie Brooker drama. At the very least, it’s a bravura feat of sustained rug pulling. At various points, you’ll feel like you’re watching a shoddy ‘28 Days Later’ knock-off, a heavy-handed treatise on our increasing capacity to observe and be controlled, an experiment in perspective and audience sympathy or something else entirely. Ambitious, even audacious, then.
Lenora Crichlow is superb as terrified, traumatised Victoria, a girl who awakes in distress to find she can remember nothing of her life. When she leaves the house, her day gets worse. Anyone who isn’t physically attacking her is cheerfully filming her plight on their smartphones. But then salvation arrives. Or does it? Saying too much more would spoil the fun. But suffice to say, this is a black mirror indeed.
Belushi's Shepherd's Bush
Right by Shepherd's Bush station, this branch of the popular chain brings live entertainment, sports screenings, drinks offers and food with a US bent to west London. There's karaoke every week too, so ready your best warble - or earplugs - if you're heading down on a Thursday. The drinks list is focused on cocktails, with classic drops such as mojitos, tequila sunrises and black russians served in jam jars alongside sharers and shooters - the peanut butter jelly shot does a trade approaching roaring. A few wines are on offer too, complemented by continental lagers on draught. The food ranges from burgers, hot dogs, wings and racks of BBQ ribs to tex-mex staples such as tacos, nachos and quesadillas. Breakfasts with a similarly US-slant feature too, with stacked pancakes, breakfast baps and an American take on a full-English proving popular.
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