I wasn't sure whether to post this in the politics or TV thread but I've started watching this, part way into episode two.
It's been a bit self congratulatory thus far, hopefully the latter day fuck ups will be covered "warts and all".
It's got me to thinking about that time, it was a fun time in my life personally (though, with hindsight, unsustainably so...........but that's another tale) and as someone who grew up in the dark days of Thatcher, followed by the overt and unapologetic incompetence of the Major era (plus ca change.........) 1st May 1997 sticks in my mind as one of the most euphoric and hopeful nights of my life.
It was pre-modern communication, I recall being on the land line all night, calling friends, going mental as all those evil bastards who had tried to ruin my life lost their seats.
Such hope, a progressive government with a massive majority......everything was possible.
I'd never felt so hopeful as an adult.
Sadly, it ended badly......meet the new boss......ultimately with Capitalism's latest failure in 08 and a society unprepared and unstructured to deal with it, unconscionable in light of the size of the first two majorities.
This left the country vulnerable, led to Trish Cameron, the new Thatcherites and to the shit show we're enjoying today.
Watching the show took me right back to that euphoria and depressed the shit out of me.
What a missed opportunity.