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July 11, 2006

The Up Series: 35 Up - 5

This episode is somewhat lacking on interesting things. It is mostly a recap of what has happened with little updates about marriages, children and divorce. And again it looks like class is really a subplot rather than a theory that is worked out in the lives of these characters. More characters are not wanting to be in this series because of the publicity and judgment they feel by the argument (Apparently one of the guys, Peter, was harassed at his job for speaking about his politics, which didn't sound all that extreme, he just mentioned that the government could be better). It is beginning to show that class in this series may be pretty specific to England, and to those born in the 50's and 60's. A class society probably looks and feels different in different places and times. Apparently their is an American version of this series that started in 1990.

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