Apple TV has been on quite a roll recently with TV shows (Pachinko, Ted Lasso, etc.); the hit rate on Apple TV seems to be much higher than Netflix and most other streaming services, and Severance only brings this ratio up.
The concept of Severance is an interesting thought experiment for real life. In the show, the term “severance” refers to a procedure that workers at a company have that splits their life into at-work and out-of-work. When they are outside of work, they live a relatively normal life, except for the fact that they don’t know anything about their life at work. When they are at work though, this person is referred to as his/her “innie”, and they only know about their life at work; every single day, their lives start when they arrive at work and ends when they leave.
I found it fascinating to think about a world in which you didn’t know what your self at work did. Of course, in the show, there is a reason that the company requires getting the “severance” procedure and this is what the story revolves around; however, imagining it actually taking place in real-life would be almost impossible (it’s on the absolute edge of science-fiction).
Season 1 of Severance ends with a huge cliffhanger, and it will be interesting to see what direction season 2 takes. There is still a lot to explored and discovered, and the wait until season 2 is released will feel too long.
Severance Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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