Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Booth at the End

I recently watched a short series on Hulu called, The Booth at the End. You can find it here. I really enjoyed it and if I were teaching a theatre, acting ,or writing class I would show this series to my students. The premise is basic, a guy in a cafe, people go to him and ask for something. He gives them a task to complete and in return they get what they want. Here are some reasons why I think you should watch it.
#1 It all takes place in this cafe so it is up to the actors to describe what is going on and help advance the story. It is well written and well acted.
#2 The situations people are in and the choices they make just get to me in a mind stirring way. In one of my earlier blogs I spoke about how I love to find out what makes people tick. This satisfies that for me.
#3 You really have to ask yourself in certain situations "how far will you go to get what you want?" Do you go to extremes to get it or do you just wait it out and see what happens. The choices people make in this series and the outcome to some of them really got to me and made me think deeply about the meaning the writer or director were trying to make.

In fact after we watched it, only took maybe 2 hours to get through the 6-7 episodes, it sat with me for a few days and I had a lot of conversations with Lars about it. Basically it is a series that you can interpret based off your own morals and beliefs and I found it interesting and enjoyable to exercise my mind in that way. Hope that makes sense, sometimes I have trouble explaining stuff like that.

Anyway. I recommend checking it out. It is a basic story but I love how it is told and how they get your mind rolling on things. Reminds me of the days I studied Theatre.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds really intriguing. I'm going to have to check it out. I love character driven stories that are well acted.


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