It was the year 1979 and a drama — or rather a television series, as the ones that rage on TV on demand today — captivated and frightened us all. This is “The Survivors”, a disquieting and amazingly current science fiction serial. A virus, escaped from a Chinese laboratory, infects the world. Few survive, struggling not to succumb in a post-apocalyptic, chaotic and barbaric scenario.
Oh yes, even now it seems to be in a film. Masks, assaults on supermarkets, mass escapes from forbidden areas, horrible images of “pronated” patients in overcrowded and nightmarish recovery rooms.