Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe
Charlie Brooker is back with another annual look at events, and it is funny.
You can watch it on BBC iPlayer and if you don't have access to it, here's the episode found on YouTube.
Charlie Brooker is back for his annual review of the year, in which he reviews the year known formally as 2014. Mixing the biggest news of the year with the funny and bizarre, along with brilliant guests, it provides a welcome break from the family who still haven't left.
The end of the year is often marked by a morbid sense of self-reflection, so why not join Charlie and laugh at others instead?
So many funny lines in this, but here are a couple of my favourites and relevent to my part of the world:
- The segment about the "Happy in Tehran" video which led to the arrest of the dancers in it and the filmmaker. Brooker said "they don't like
Pharrell in Iran, they prefer Shariah Carey". Get it... Hilarious.
- The segment about ISIS, "...sadly this lot put the hate in caliphate."
Besides the laughs, there's a segment with Adam Curtis which is brilliant. It's about how nothing in the news makes sense or adds up - and who is benefiting from charge of will make you pause. Here's what I am talking about if you don't have time to watch the entire episode.