‘Brave New World’ Review: Peacock’s First Original Series Injects a Little Fun into Prestige TV

‘Brave New World’ Review: Peacock’s First Original Series Injects a Little Fun into Prestige TV
For all the fog-filled, neon-lit orgies in “Brave New World” — and believe me, there are quite a few — the new sci-fi series peaks when it’s giddily screwing with those watching, not watching people giddily– well, you know. Peacock’s marquee launch title represents yet another new streaming service, and the “last” to arrive in a nine-month parade of platforms: Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, and one very expensive punchline have flooded the market with more TV shows than ever, and audiences are eagerly gobbling them up. Peacock, led by this serialized adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, may be arriving during a rare rationing period, but it still represents consumers’ collective gluttony.

And “Brave New World” knows it. About midway through the nine-episode first season, an artist named Wilhelmina (Hannah John-Kamen) — who replaces the character Helmhotz Watson from Huxley’s book — explains why she has to keep coming up
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