Italian mobster series Suburra exploits its Roman setting, using carefully composed shots and symbolically charged locations to suggest that nothing has changed in Rome since antiquity.
Hulu’s The Dropout, starring Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, puts gender at the center of the infamous Silicon Valley scam.
Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ follows the legacy of Captain America in the MCU, but its timely racially and politically charged plot lacks focus.
Jackass was originally for early aughts audiences. Now 20 years and multiple blows to the head, heart, and extremities later, that moment has proven to be damn near immortal.
Animated television shows The Simpsons, South Park, and BoJack Horseman, are often base in their approach to controversial subject matter, but “going low” might be the very thing that elevates them.
Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties glosses subjects like Green Day, the Green Party, and Alan Greenspan like an insanely complex, cross-eyed inducing murder board.
Italian romance comedy Generation 56k toys with the timeline between instant and delayed gratification in the eras of the early internet and social media.
Improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? associated transgressive ideas about blackness and queerness with beloved personalities. While Americans laughed, did they learn anything?