Thursday, April 18, 2024

Baby Reindeer

I started watching Baby Reindeer on Netflix this week.

Most series I watch either make me laugh or raise my pulse. Very few ever move me. Even fewer unsettle me. Baby Reindeer does both, and also includes what might be the single greatest monologue I've ever heard in a series. 

It's much better if you go in cold. I'll just say that the two leads in the show are magnificent, and the show is deeply unsettling. It's nominally about a stalker, but underneath the surface are insecurity and identity and selfishness, and it has a brutal impact emotionally.

It's also very funny, at times, and even lighthearted. What it's about, though is darkness.

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