Last Night’s TV – Survivors

by Lynn Connolly

So it’s back – the drama that shows us what the UK will be like post-apocalypse; people robbing and pilfering hither and thither, chavs boozing and toting guns on the streets, hospital staff who seem as though they’re intent on killing you, and people squatting in other people’s houses.

Not much has altered from life pre-apocalypse then. But there does seem to be something of an obsession with planet/human life destroying stuff going on on TV of late…

There was Day of the Triffids and Doctor Who over Christmas, and now, Survivors is back to show us how it’s done should we ever find ourselves surviving without home comforts such as electricity, law and order and washing machine repair engineers. *Shudders at thought*

Anyway, Survivors picked up where it left off last year with the practically indestructible Greg being patched up with some scarily rudimentary bits of equipment by Anya, Abby about to be used as a guinea pig in the hunt for a cure to the virus and Sarah exchanging sex for stuff she wants, which in last night’s show, was a big digger.

Well we’ve all done it I suppose. When you need an earth mover, you’ll do a lot to get one.

Tom still lusts after various women and goes around being super-hero like, which is fitting as the man’s the poster-child for Female Fantasy; well, he is for this female anyway.

But the star of the show for me was, and still is, little Najid, played beautifully by Chahak Patel. He plays the role totally convincingly and with admirable pathos and curt worldly weariness for one so young.

So will Abby escape or will she be used as a vaccine making cow? Will Tom get over his crush on Anya? Will Sarah ever use her brains and not her girly parts to get what she wants and did Al die??

All this will surely be answered in time, assuming we don’t encounter an apocalypse of some kind before the series ends. That would suck.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.