There seems to be a lot of stuff on the tele about air crashes and as a matter of policy I try to watch them, in the forlorn hope that one day I might see something informative. (The film Sully is a drama and is entertaining and relatively unalarming)
At best I hope that there won’t be stuff that alarms fearful flyers. I need to wait for the next series before that hope can be realised now.
Those of you who follow my Facebook and twitter pages will have seen recently that someone I bumped into confessed that he had now developed a fear of flying because he has watched too many of these interesting/worrying programmes.
From an entertainment point of view they are slightly more interesting than the average soap … but that’s just my opinion … and I think soaps would give me a fear of life if I watched them excessively.
I haven’t said much about these shows yet. I work hard to find anything good to say about them. They’re factually incorrect, technically inaccurate, and portray events that remain unknown to anyone. No-one knows what facing certain death is like, a few people know what it feels like to think that they are facing death.
Extraordinarily however the film makers do know these things. So they depict screaming people and shuddering images to persuade us that that is what it is like.
I think the entire world knows the difference between a shaking camera because the cameraman is shaking it deliberately and a camera which is shaking for another reason.
So my advice is as always DO NOT WATCH THESE PROGRAMMES
YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANYTHING TO RE-ASSURE YOU AND YOU STAND A VERY VERY GOOD CHANCE OF SEEING SOMETHING THAT WILL UPSET YOU