Raising Dion truly has its foundation firmly fixed in the right place, and is telling us the right story about how to raise a hero.
Ultimately, Community’s masterstroke for the episode and as a series overall is that Harmon tapped into an existential diaspora of our post-boomer, capitalism-disillusioned generation that disgraced power lawyer Jeff Winger was thrust among in the show
Kojima is a genius madman of an video game auteur, and we are finally gifted after a 3 year wait with details most directors would have released, well, 3 years ago.
You might think to yourself, as I did, ‘wow, that’s a helluva of a message go out on a limb for but a big one: regular ol’ humans are monsters all their own.’ That thought is never going to be revisited or justified in any meaningful way.
You don’t owe Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or any other company your subscription, time, or attention. There’s no cultural mandate anymore that you “have” to watch anything- if there ever was.
I used to cross the galaxy for donuts- used to cover more ground in a day around LA than some people do in a month- used to write articles, short stories, and novels in the time I spent last week barely able to stand.
Another bit of supposed conventional wisdom is that covers of classic songs can never possibly match, far less surpass the original- there’s plenty evidence to the contrary.