Media Diet (Intermission)
Like Dropping Only 4 Episodes But Calling It Season 5 Part 1
Here’s a short format which I can hopefully adapt for when I don’t have lots of watch time in a week.
At Lumon Industries, a fictional tech company, employees undergo a procedure that surgically separate their work from their personal memories. As soon as they enter their workplace - marked by a very long entrance ceremony through seemingly endless hallways and elevator rides - they forget everything about their personal lives.
Ben Stiller directs this slow burning, incredibly well designed, quiet and indulging, soft sci-fi comedy drama or a psychological thriller - depending on the outcome. The season just premiered and episodes drop on a weekly schedule, but this is already giving me Devs (but less metaphysically pretentious) and Eternal Sunshine vibes, so what’s not to love.
I discovered this extraordinary fine take on sunny elevator music through my new favorite newsletter Dinner Music, which pairs music with wine, and why wouldn’t that exist? By the time you’re reading this, I will be in Portugal, the closest thing to La Fiesta Mexicana that was available to me. I’ll take what I can get!
📼 Here Before A Million (Website)
Does anyone here miss music videos? Here Before A Million is a hand-curated video playlist of extremely well selected music videos that haven’t hit over one million views on YouTube - yet. Fantastic project, great execution, and definitely my new audio-visual companion for slow work days.