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Eden, and the power of isolation

I've been fascinated by a TV series this week.  I'm not an enormous fan of TV(have to say I prefer a book, or the radio), but Eden: Paradise Lost has had me completely gripped.
I remember reading about it ages ago, at the time only several episodes had been broadcast, but broadcasting then stopped.  So I was pleasantly surprised to see five new episodes would be screened every night last week.
Here's the premise; 23 people have chosen to spend a whole year living in the remote Scottish highlands.  They are cut off from the outside world, with no contact with friends or family for the duration.  I have to say I don't think I could do it.  Even though I don't live near my family, regular contact makes missing them easier.  I also enjoy city life too much, while I love nature and a good walk, I also love the buzz and vibrancy of a city - discovering a new coffee shop, spontaneously dropping in to a new art exhibiton.
I didn't really know what to expect from Eden:…

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