I’m kind of becoming a TV series pro.
I don’t want to spend my whole life watching shows, so I’m super careful and selective, and now without even wanting to, I’ve become the go-to person for my friends:
“What should I watch tonight?”
If you need more proof, the team at the Studio said to me: “Garance, you wouldn’t want to write us some minis about your favorite shows?”
Well, I say that’s a big responsibility. I have my own particular tastes and I’m well aware of that. For example, I never really got into Girls, I find the plots in Scandal to be really cheesy and I never finished Mad Men even though I would have loved to love it.
Actually, I should ALSO write about series I don’t like, just for fun.
It’s hard to talk about The OA without revealing too much (gaaaah I knew my new series mission was going to be a pain!) but imagine an atmosphere like Stranger Things, a detective story with science and spirituality mixed in, and a love story, all carried by a super “stylish without trying” Britt Marling in Walmart grunge mode. Exciting, right? Described that way, maybe not so much. Just trust me. Haha.
The other series is easier to describe. The Young Pope is the story of a super stubborn pope, played by a “sexy and I know it” Jude Law in his cassock.
It’s kind of a strange series, it’s magnificently filmed (with the Vatican in the background), but annoying sometimes (the director takes a lot of liberties) and it also makes us question our sense of reality.
What I like is that it’s different from anything else I’ve seen recently. And also Jude Law.
Ok next time I’ll talk to you about Black Mirror. Kisses and don’t forget to get away from your screens once in a while!
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