‘Welcome To New London:’ NBC’s ‘Brave New World’ Is An Underrated Masterpiece

‘Welcome To New London:’ NBC’s ‘Brave New World’ Is An Underrated Masterpiece


It’s been nearly two months since NBC launched its exclusive streaming platform Peacock, and its flagship original content, a big-budget adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel “Brave New World,” has been largely and unjustly overlooked.

The first two episodes of “Brave New World” are free to stream on Peacock, and a five-dollar subscription unlocks the other seven. It’s a small price to pay for one of the most engrossing and thought-provoking television shows of the year.

“Welcome to New London. We have three rules: No privacy. No family. No monogamy. Everyone is very happy,” is the title card of the first episode.

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Set some 500 years in the future, a new civilization has risen from the ashes of an undisclosed calamity. London, as well as much of the world, has formed a strict, hierarchical system of genetically modified people to fill different roles in a society that values stability above all.

Emotional pain is a thing of the past

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