The Bold Type (2017)
Inspired by the life of the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitant, The Bold Type, halfway between Girls and The Devil wears Prada, tells the daily life of three New Yorkers determined to climb the ranks of a successful women’s magazine. Don’t be put off by its appearance girly misleading: the series tackles feminist issues head-on such as male gauze, harassment at work and slut shaming, but turns out to be joyful and full of optimism when she tackles the movement body positive and the sense of foolproof sorority between these three resolutely modern heroines.
His diploma invalidated, arrogant lawyer Jeff (Joel McHale) must return to college. Between stay-at-home moms who go back to school, those who want to retire and Jeff will have to find a place among all those they consider marginalized … and discover the joys of the public campus. An essential comedy created by Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), Community is a verbose sitcom full of references to pop culture, which revealed the talent of Donald Glover (Atlanta), Alison Brie (Glow) and Gillian Jacobs (Love).
Multi-awarded at the Emmy Awards, Fleabag narrates in two dazzling seasons the descent into hell and the rebirth of a suffering woman, consumed by loneliness, too proud to ask for help and desperately seeking external validation through experiences inglorious sex. Pinpointing sexism and the complexity of being a woman brilliantly through a tortured and hilarious heroine whom she interprets, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, producer of Run and Killing Eve, gives us a personal work as free as it is modern. 100% British humor.
The Good Fight (2017)
Spin off of The Good Wife which can be looked at independently of it, the series The Good Fight follows the chaotic course of Diane Lockhart, brilliant lawyer who took under her wing her goddaughter (Rose Leslie, the Ygritte of Game of Thrones) after a scandal ruined his reputation as a young member of the bar, when they are welcomed into a Chicago cabinet mainly African-American and where officiates a former colleague of Diane … Ferociously anti-Trump (season 3 broadcast this year in the United States is a peak in political self-criticism), brilliant and daring, the series also proves to be full of humor and offers a golden role to the charismatic Christine Baranski.
Directed by Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr Robot, and directly inspired by a fiction podcast, Homecoming explores the consequences of the post-traumatic syndrome of soldiers returning from the front, invited to undergo therapy to help them reintegrate into society in a government-run establishment. Until one of these practitioners, played by Julia Roberts, mysteriously decides to stop everything … A thriller with fascinating Hitchcockian overtones, at the heart of the most obscure military secrets of the United States.
I Love Dick (2017)
Chris (Kathryn Hahn) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne), a couple of bohemian intellectuals, go on an artistic retreat in the heart of the Texan city of Marfa. They meet Dick (Kevin Bacon), a virile and taciturn artist who explodes Chris ‘sexuality and repressed desires … Feminist manifesto taken from Chris Kraus’ book and co-produced by four female filmmakers, including Jill Soloway (Transparent) and Andrea Arnold (American Honey), I Love Dick is a total artistic work with an eminently political purpose, in its way of representing the female gaze on the screen.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (2017)
The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel follows the out of the ordinary journey of Myriam Maisel, a bourgeois ranked in the Jewish community of New York in the late 1950s who thought she had a model life, until the day she discovered the infidelity of her husband. She will then find her salvation in the stand-up and, under the stage name of Midge, shake up conventions … A delightful historical comedy with sumptuous reconstruction, which allows Rachel Broshanan (House of Cards) to reveal all his talent.
Tales from the Loop (2020)
On the outskirts of a small village, a machine, nicknamed “the Loop”, allows you to explore the mysteries of the universe … From this synopsis high concept, Tales from the Loop, fromes paintings by the swedish artist Simon Stålenhag and a role-playing game inspired by it in 2016, is a retro-inspired series with an unexpected plot, a kind of combination between Dark, Stranger Things and La Quatrième Dimension. A fascinating and poetic object, adapted for television by Nathaniel Halpern, the Legion screenwriter.
Cited above, Jill Soloway is the creator of Transparent, a dramatic family series in which family members are upset by their father’s transgender coming out, played by Jeffrey Tambor. A touching, funny and inclusive family saga, which delicately and sensitively approaches the difficult subject of transition and what signifies the meaning of the word “family”.
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (the father of Bojack Horseman), Undone is a sumptuous animation series using the technique of rotoscopy, seen in the film A Scanner Darklyen 2006. It is centered on Alma (Rosa Salazar), a young hearing impaired woman who discovers unusual faculties after having escaped an accident: the ability to create a spatio-temporal fault and to explore the circumstances of the death of her father … To the point of getting lost between several realities. To catch up urgently!
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