Earlier in the year, the animators of one of Netflix’s long-running originals, “Bojack Horseman,” ratified a contract with The Animation Guild (TAG) to formally unionize and benefit from the protections that their colleagues in the writing and acting areas of the show were already receiving. It’s worth taking a deeper dive into just why such a move was important and how organized labor already plays a big part in the production of TV.
It goes by so quick — there’s no reason not to watch this show during your office job or your boring lecture. It’s heartbreaking, hopeful, funny and all the other positive adjectives associated with good television and it’s definitely worth a snippet of your time.
The tone, which is established by the ridiculousness of the title, drives home the point of the series and why it works — moments range from silly, sarcastic and serious in the same way when you are a teenager that everything feels like life or death.
In general, I would have loved to have seen more Japanese “counterparts” to the Fab Five, as they would have intimate knowledge of the nuances of their culture and provide learning opportunities for the Fab Five and presumably mostly American audience.
Premium broadcast channels such as HBO continue to produce consistently high quality programming with short seasons that contain tight narratives and complex plots. “Silicon Valley” continues this trend, as it simultaneously wraps up old story lines and brings in new ones.
While the show apparently does feature some blind or low-vision actors and crew members, it’s clear they could be doing better — both in how the story is told and how to make that story more inclusive.
“Dickinson,” however, refuses to restrict itself to simply retelling the story of Emily’s life. Instead, it commits itself wholeheartedly to the poet’s unconventional style and explores her world of creativity with anachronistic flair.