The greeting in the novel is quite different than the one used in the movie where they'd say "Good for You". In the book they would say "Crunchy apples to you comrade" another would respond with "Juicy oranges to you" and the first person would return with "Have a banana". See more »
Australian (Victorian) number plates are clearly visible. See more »
I have only seen the first two episodes of this series so far, but one thing that has stuck in my mind is the similarities between this miniseries and the book '1984' by George Orwell. Since I enjoyed that book, I have found myself greatly enjoying this series.
The way I see it, the Good for You party (great name by the way) is like INGSOC in 1984, and the methods used against people who like chocolate are very much like the methods used by the Thought Police and the Ministry of Love. The preview shown for the third episode seems to confirm this.
However, Bootleg seems to be a lot more optimistic than 1984, although this may change later.
One thing that lets this series down is that it is supposed to be set in England, as shown by the use of pounds for money, but it is quite clearly filmed in Melbourne, Australia, and makes use of many Australian actors with obvious accents. This is really my only serious problem with this series.
Overall, this is a good series, and well worth a look if you have read 1984. If you enjoyed this series, I recommend obtaining a copy of the book 1984, so you can see where the writers got their ideas.
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