I am wondering what I am going to binge watch this holiday season. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I love a show with a good script and I don’t mind how the actors and actresses look. I mean even if each is 200 years old, with three eyes and five noses, I will watch it.
I watched the first five seasons, but I didn’t go any further. I probably can finish it this year. I think it is on Netflix right now.
Years ago, I watched several seasons (can’t remember how many) until Ross and Emily separated, but not beyond that point. Somehow I don’t belong to those people who root for Ross and Rachel getting together one day. I think they will make a good couple, but not the best couple. I’d rather see each of them find the most suitable person…
Curb Your Enthusiasm
I heard about a new season 11 of this show and I can watch it this holiday season. It is said this is a show without a real script, each actor improvising his or her own dialog while Larry providing a story outline. Actually I think several Asian traditional theaters are like that, for which a traditional script is available, but it only serves as an outline. Actors have all the freedom to talk whatever he or she wants as long as it doesn’t undermine the whole plot. Guess what, many actors would choose to insert satires of political figures into their improvisation–the audience loves that.
I love this show from Showtime. The script is wonderful and I particularly enjoy the character Taylor Mason. More non-binary characters please. More imagination. Let’s get out of our dogmatic stupor of thinking that human life is restricted to the very narrowly defined forms and its institutionalized manifestation. Didn’t Darwin say, “endless forms most beautiful?”
I don’t know why the clips from this show were recommended to me on YouTube. I understand the merit of this show, but it’s not my style. However, the character Ari Gold really reminds me one or two hyperactive salesmen I knew. I don’t know if I will watch this show, but I might. It’s a little hyper…
I just heard that this is the new Korean show very popular on Netflix. It is said it is a “Hunger Game” meeting “Parasite”. Actually from one or two Asian TV news, it’s not too far fetched from the South Korean reality right now since the economy is bad and unemployment is high and half of the households are in heavy debt, which they don’t think they can ever dig themselves out. Please, South Korea. Please do better. I don’t want the Korean Wave to end.
I’ve had this video under my desk for years and I still haven’t watched it. My not watching it is not because I don’t like it, but rather I will like it too much. Then it will be a ten day marathon of no sleep no shower no healthy food. I will end up like a zombie. Korean shows almost killed me before and I don’t want it to happen again.
I can binge Jane Austen again.
I still haven’t finished Orwell’s diary and I only read a portion of his essays. I want to read them all. I love Orwell. He is the most inspiring author. His novels are OK, but his essays are sooooooooo brilliant. He died in 1950 and nobody has been as inspirational as he is for the last seventy years.