Astonishing Charles Melton performance but can probably never bring myself to watch it again.
1. If I hadn’t watched Return to Seoul recently I think I might have liked this more, but RtS really does feel like the apex of this particular genre — it’s infinitely more complex and sophisticated.
2. Just something a little shallow about it. Can’t help thinking that’s why white audiences have embraced it so much? Somewhat uncomplicated narrative of an extremely difficult and ugly topic. I wish it would let itself dwell in the ugliness, the spikiness. Let me into Nora’s head!
3. Representation matters when it’s an Asian playwright walking into her tiny apartment to find her white boyfriend playing PS5.