TV Show Review: Red Oaks

Okie Doke! This is the inaugural television show review! I wanted to start with a show I’m pretty sure not a lot of people watch, but I think many people will enjoy!

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TV show to watch: Red Oaks

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime 

How much am I committing to? One ten-episode season so far. (Season two starts in October)

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What is it about? It’s about a college kid, David, who starts a summer job as tennis pro at a New Jersey country club. He works with his best friend, Wheeler, and his girlfriend, Karen. It’s all about what it means to grow up, to fall in love, to make mistakes and what it means to be a 20something in the mid 80’s.

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Who is in it?- Craig Roberts (from Submarine and Neighbors) Ennis Esmer (from two movies about people fucking) Oliver Cooper (from Project X) Jennifer Grey (from fucking Dirty Dancing and Fucking Ferris Bueller’s day off) and Richard Kind (from all of the things)

Best episode: Body Swap. Without spoiling much of the plot, I will say that toward the end of the season there is a badass homage to Freaky Friday which isn’t completely a stand alone episode and even though the show isn’t supernatural in that sense, the characters definitely mention the fact that it happened in the episode after. It’s a great episode and really shows off the acting abilities of Craig Roberts and Richard Kind.

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Why is it worth watching? First of all it’s the most cinematic TV show you’ll see. Produced and directed for some of the best names in directing and producing including David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche, The Sitter) Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and Steven Soderbergh (Oceans everything, Magic Mike)

 

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