Mozart In The Jungle | 8.5
Love, money, ambition and music intertwine in Mozart in the Jungle, a half hour comedic drama that looks at finding yourself and finding love while conquering New York City. A brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) stirs up the New York Symphony as young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.
|4||8.5 View Season Review||2018|
On the one hand, it is a romantic comedy.
However, I would never classify it as a 'chick flick'.
There is something to like in this show for everyone.
Additionally, the plot constantly wavers from the believable to the straight-up absurd. In earlier seasons, I thought this detracted from the overall vibe of the show, and made a mockery of the New York City orchestra. However, as the characters became more multi-faceted with each episode/season, it became clear that this was the intent.
The longer you watch, the crazier it gets. And that is, surprisingly, a GOOD thing.
There is something heart-wrenchingly brilliant in this theme, underlying each episode. In the first episode, Rodrigo is portrayed to be at the top of his game, hallucinogenically communicating with Mozart's ghost, and hired to replace an aging and retiring conductor. To the point where the show is at now (4 seasons later), he's shown to have lost his muse, his originality, and arguably his edge, but grown a love for everyone around him, lifting them up to greater heights in the process.
I have no idea where the show is going, but in this case, the journey is the destination. Highly recommend.
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