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Blog 14/May/2002

Well, the first episode of The Experiment was shown tonight, and the programme did fascinate and disappoint me in equal measure.

The disappointing thing is that the guards are so impotent when they cannot use any form of physical "persuasion". This clearly divorces the experiment from a real prison situation. (Although it provides an interesting parallel with the teacher/pupil relationship in a school.)

Furthermore, the guards show no desire to conquer the prisoners by being the slightest bit unfair, or even discourteous. I think that "divide" should be the watchword (although it's all happened now and my opinion is moot...).

Oh well, keep watching and maybe somebody will be slaugtered....

Cheers,

Derek.

 
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