‘One of Us Is Lying’ Ordered for Peacock Adaptation

‘One of Us Is Lying’ Ordered for Peacock Adaptation

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Karen M. McManus’ New York Times bestseller, One of Us Is Lying, has been picked up by Peacock for an eight-episode adaptation. The NBCUniversal streaming platform recently launched this past July and is set to revive the popular 80s sitcom Saved by the Bell, as well as MacGruber and Girls5eva. Peacock also boasts its own adaptation of Brave New World, available upon the platform’s release. A young adult mystery novel, Penguin Random House describes (McManus’ debut) as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, and is “the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four …

Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

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A television adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World is currently on NBC’s new streaming service Peacock, and it is a fresh take on a tired genre. Often compared to George Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World is also considered to be a work of political prophecy, and is, in my opinion, at least, far more worrisome, mainly because of a single widely known phrase: “opium of the people”. Originally said by Karl Marx, the “opium of the people” he was referring to was organized religion, criticizing it for how it reduced the immediate suffering of the oppressed with a pleasant illusion, keeping them …