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From time immemorial, the older generation have believed that the younger generation are a bunch of softies. Even Hesiod, way back in the 8th century BC, was writing about how the latest generation of man from the ‘age of iron’ was so much rubbish compared to those from the ages of gold and silver, for example. And he didn’t even have avocados and lattes to complain about.
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That feeling doesn’t seem to have gone away, judging by the worldwide universal refrain of baby boomers calling millennials snowflakes. It’s certainly big in Australia.
Mr BlackJoining the chorus is Mr Black, which sees Stephen Curry (The Castle, Pine Gap) playing a recently retired sports journalist who is forced to move in with his 24-year-old daughter (Sophie Wright) and her new boyfriend (Nick Russell) as a result of his ailing health – he has ankylosing spondylitis, just like Mike Atherton.
However, Russell isn’t like Curry. He meditates, does yoga and can’t name a team he supports other than Australia. He can’t catch a ball and while Curry is a proper sports writer, Russell is an ad copywriter who came up with a campaign involving a robot car.
Needless to say, Curry is not impressed and doesn’t think Russell is suitable for his daughter. That makes for uncomfortable living.Continue reading “Review: Mr Black 1×1 (Australia: Ten)”