FOUR COR­NERS: AMER­ICA’S BRO­KEN DREAMS RE­VENGE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

ABC1, 8.30pm

If you were ever in any doubt Aus­tralia largely es­caped the GFC, the re­turn of for 2013 demon­strates just how hard Amer­ica was hit by the fi­nan­cial cri­sis. A new tier of so­ci­ety is emerg­ing, the half- home­less, and their sto­ries are heart­break­ing. Only a cou­ple of years ago, many mid­dle­class work­ers had homes and good jobs. They now live in ho­tels, some­times eight fam­ily mem­bers to one room, and des­per­ately try to find work. Oth­ers sleep in their cars and drive around all day with their chil­dren, look­ing for em­ploy­ment.

SCT, 8.45pm

Be­ing just about blown- up in last sea­son’s cliffhanger hanger plane ex­plo­sion hasn’t slowed Vic­to­ria ( Madeleine Stowe) owe) down a jot. No­body puts Queen Vic­to­ria in the cor­ner. Tonight, ght, the supreme schemer opts for fight rather than flight, and isn’t n’t shy about en­list­ing two sworn en­e­mies, Emily ( Emily VanCamp, Camp, right) and Con­rad ( Henry Cz­erny) to help as she re­gath­ers athers her strength. Her phoenix- like rise also af­fords her the best line of the episode: ‘ Hit me. This is your one and d only shot, so do it like a man, if that’s even pos­si­ble.’

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