The Colony is a new show on the Discovery Channel. I’ve watched several episodes, and I find it deeply disturbing.
I think it’s the same reason I hated The Road - a little too much of a slog through the swamp of human abjection and suffering. It’s too real. I’m already nervous enough about the impending economic-environmental apocalypse, and the crumbling of societal structures, and the resulting rise of vicious cannibal-warlords. I don’t need to see the specifics. I don’t need to see screaming women held down by five guys and tied up and dragged away. I don’t need to know this much about the physical manifestations of slowly starving to death.
It’s a smart show, and a good show, just like The Road was really well-written… but I don’t find it enjoyable. I’m too nervous waiting for the next repugnant shit.