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Brave New World (2020)

Season 1


Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot (51 mins)
Shown 15th July 2020

This is set in a utopian future, in a city called New London. However, there are a few problems in the system. For example, there is a caste system that segregates people. Also, there may be few laws but they can be stifling.

Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd - Game of Thrones ) is basically a psychotherapist, insofar as he analyses people's mental state and then issues them the appropriate drug to sedate them. He hangs out with Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson ( Hannah John-Kamen ).

The idea of sedating people is seen as a general cure-all. For example, one patient is Lenina Crowne ( Jessica Brown Findlay ) who has been accused of the crime of monogamy with Henry Foster (Sen Mitsuji). Later Bernard investigates an apparent suicide witnessed by CJack60 (Joseph Morgan - Vampire Diaries ).

John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich - Solo (2016) ) work in the Savage Lands, an amusement park that is basically a parody of Trump's America. He lives with his mother, Linda ( Demi Moore ).

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 2] Want and Consequence (46 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd - Game of Thrones ) accepts a vacation in the Savage Lands. He takes Lenina Crowne ( Jessica Brown Findlay ) as his companion.

John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich - Solo (2016) ) has been reluctantly enlisted in a rebellion in the Savage Lands. He would rather escape with his mother, Linda ( Demi Moore ).

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 3] Everybody Happy Now! (42 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich - Solo (2016) ) and his mother, Linda ( Demi Moore ), try to get Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd - Game of Thrones ) and Lenina Crowne ( Jessica Brown Findlay ) to safety.

The barrier surrounding the Savage Lands is DNA-coded, and even a Beta must have an Alpha to escort them through it. Linda claims that she is a Beta and her son's father (thus also John himself) is an Alpha. If this is true, she did not need Bernard and Lenina to help her. She and John could have left at any time.

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 4] Swallow (42 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Lenina Crowne ( Jessica Brown Findlay ) has been changed by her adventure in the Savage Lands. Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd - Game of Thrones ) is afraid of change, although in all fairness he is the one who got shot and thus his relative spinelessness should be excused.

John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich - Solo (2016) ) has trouble adjusting to his new surroundings. He would rather hang out with CJack60 (Joseph Morgan - Vampire Diaries ) and the Epsilon worker caste.

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 5] Firefall (50 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd - Game of Thrones ) finally gives John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich - Solo (2016) ) a proper tour of the city. Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson ( Hannah John-Kamen ) takes a liking to the newcomer, and invites him to a party. She runs events at the nightclub, and her new holographic display is called Firefall.

Henry Foster (Sen Mitsuji) is established as the main antagonist. Lenina chooses him as her lover again, although Bernard did not work hard to keep her. Now Henry has been given the promotion Bernard wanted, and is Bernard's boss. John teaches Bernard how to physically confront his rival. But CJack60 (Joseph Morgan - Vampire Diaries ) is hanging around, and is eager to learn as well.

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 6] In the Dirt (50 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 7] Monogamy and Futility: Part 1 (44 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 8] Monogamy and Futility: Part 2 (51 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1, Episode 9] Soma Red (56 min)
Shown 15th July 2020

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Brave New World (2020) Brave New World (2020) [Season 1 , Episode 1 ]
Shown 15th July 2020

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