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Miracle Workers (TBS)

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Just putting this here, FYI. I recording episode 1, but haven't watched it yet. Personally, I don't have high expectations.

Not so good: https://www.vulture.com/amp/2019/02/miracle-workers-tbs-review.html

Mashable says: "It's a daunting task to dive in alongside such heavy hitters [as The Good Place], yet Miracle Workers takes the plunge – and mostly falls flat. The jokes are generic, (often scatological – where the bar once raised by American Vandal is nowhere near met), and they feel incomplete, as if we've just heard the first draft and no one tried to improvise or push it further."

 


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Apparently this is now an anthology series. Season Two has puts most of the same main cast into Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, comedy takes on every. single. misbegotten. cliché about the Middle Ages that you ever thought you knew.

So of course, now every medievalist in my social media is watching it. What is my life?

https://youtu.be/WIY1Ws6pbKs


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Apparently there's not enough medieval material to lampoon (where is the Monty Python troop when we need them?), so a recent episode had the "Dark Ages" community gathering for a "Harvest Festival" commemorating the meeting of their tribe with the local "leaf people," an event re-enacted by children showing the leaf-people giving the settlers ears of corn, which of course did not exist in medieval Europe. A character yells from the audience, "We killed them!" Yes, it's the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving controversy, followed by the struggles of dealing with difficult family members at holidays. The harmless-but-hapless prince's evil relatives kill each other over party games, and the smart "liberal" peasant girl argues with the uncle who's a die-hard fan of the evil king.

The writers need to work harder. 


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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