Donald Trump’s Inauguration Described as ‘Twilight Zone’ in Paper TV Listing

“It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful,” Scotland’s The Herald wrote

Donald Trump’s approaching inauguration as the 45th President of the United States has evoked a variety of reactions, but Damien Love of Scotland’s The Herald sums up his opinion of the event simply as “The Twilight Zone.”

“After a long absence, ‘The Twilight Zone’ returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history,” Love wrote in his review of the Friday, Jan 20 inauguration.

“Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the ‘What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War’ setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present,” he continued.

Love’s review made it across the pond and caused a huge (as The Donald would say) reaction across the globe. Here are just a few:

Read Damien Love’s entire review below:

President Trump: The Inauguration

4pm, BBC One/ STV

After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.