The Scottish Sunday Herald injected a major dose of macabre humor into its television listings for the upcoming week ― by adding a fictional review of President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration to the list.
Reviewer Damien Love compared the upcoming event to a new episode of “The Twilight Zone” in his Sunday TV writeup, saying it’s looking to be “one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.”
This figurative episode, he continued, “sets out to build an ongoing alternative present” that begins “in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president.”
As what began as a farfetched concept “goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible,” he added.
He ends on a chillingly ominous tone, calling it “a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.”
Many on Twitter had a field day:
Trump himself didn’t respond to the writeup but he did tweet an elusive message about unity and change on Sunday, following a tweet Saturday about the inauguration shaping up to be “bigger than expected.”