One of my "many" "vital" "accomplishments" over my several-day birthday break last week was that I plowed through the entirety of the new series Brave New World starring Alden Ehrenreich, which I spoke of several times leading up to its release -- see the trailer here -- did any of you watch it? I tweeted a little, opinion-wise, but basically I dug the show more than the general critical consensus that formed beforehand, which was not positive -- granted my standards might have been particularly low last week since I was just trying to hide from the world but it worked! It kept me hidden!
UGHHH why is Alden Ehrenreich’s chest shaved on Brave New World???? DON’T THEY KNOW IT IS MY BIRTHDAY??? pic.twitter.com/7CyL9IlUxf— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 15, 2020
That was a problem, but not enough to derail the otherwise successful distraction the show offered. Anyway I liked the world it created -- it seemed realistic, that society would gladly dope itself into obliviousness, as I sat there hiding in my apartment watching nine hours of a sci-fi series in the middle of a pandemic, imagine that. And it never went too far up its own hoo-ha like Westworld -- I liked that, too. I liked the characters, who were allowed to be goofy, and not like Westworld's ponderously grim cavalcade of whisperers. The costumes were always good for a chuckle. I recommend it! Anyway I made a thousand gifs of Alden Ehrenreich after the jump, the end...
I watched one and a half episodes but just couldn't get into it. But then sci-fi isn't one of my favorite genres.
Watched the first episode last night. Meh. I'll watch more, but my first question was how did they make a 9 episode series out of a pretty short book and now I know. Utterly glacial pacing.
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