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Jury Duty | Between comedy and reality TV in the name of kindness

Jury Duty | Between comedy and reality TV in the name of kindness

A documentary about a trial, but in reality is all fake. Everyone is an actor. All except one, Ronald, who really believes he is on Jury Duty.

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

The teen comedy that became a cult classic: How Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You reinvented high school on the big screen.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air | A social commentary in the shape of a comedy

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air | A social commentary in the shape of a comedy

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down and I’d like to tell you the story of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

A Horse Walks into a Bar | A dark comedy night

A Horse Walks into a Bar | A dark comedy night

Published in 2014, A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman is about a comedy show that is neither funny nor easy.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

Midge Maisel is a young jewish girl living in New York. Her life is perfect until it's not. Her husband leaves her for his secretary. She is alone, but with a talent that comes out of nowhere: she's a brilliant comedian.

Doré and the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy

Doré and the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy

Doré's artistic fortune focused on the illustrations of classical or contemporary texts. He shows the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy.

Dorohedoro characters mix dark fantasy and comedy

Dorohedoro characters mix dark fantasy and comedy

Dorohedoro displays a vast amount of characters and storylines entangled in a horror/dark fantasy setting with comedy nuances.

The Office | Pure comedy in the workplace

The Office | Pure comedy in the workplace

The Office is the American adaptation of a 2001 BBC series of the same name, and it’s just pure comedy under a mockumentary disguise.

Wag the Dog | When comedy looks like reality

Wag the Dog | When comedy looks like reality

Wag the Dog is a 1997 movie by Barry Levinson, a comedy that tells the fictional story of a scandal in the White House, just months before the Lewinski affair.

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard was released in 1950. The movie is about a former silent film actress who lives in regret of the past.

What We Do In The Shadows is not in the shadows anymore

What We Do In The Shadows is not in the shadows anymore

Four vampires (and their familiar) are the subject of a documentary about their lifestyle. They want to join society, but it isn't so simple.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical | An animated human self-reflection

The Boys Presents: Diabolical | An animated human self-reflection

Garth Ennis and other 17 producers and writers try to imagine how regular people would react to gaining powers. This is the animated anthology series of The Boys Present: Diabolical.

American Psycho | The Darkest Side of Society

American Psycho | The Darkest Side of Society

Published in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho portrays the darkest side of society through the disturbing story of Patrick Bateman.

Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks | It Could Work!

Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks | It Could Work!

Directed by Mel Brooks and co-written with Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein (1974) became a staple in the history of parody cinema.

Clichés & the City with Emily in Paris

Clichés & the City with Emily in Paris

There’s a characteristic that struck the viewer since the first episode: Darren Star, in writing it, chose to use a huge amount of clichés. And if their casual dropping usually tends to be annoying, in this case, the result ends up being quite different.

Sex Education | How hard being normal can be

Sex Education | How hard being normal can be

Created in 2019 by Laurie Nunn, Sex Education speaks about teenagers and sexuality and shows how hard being a normal young adult can be.

Megalopolis | Coppola's Hope for a Better Society is not enough

Megalopolis | Coppola's Hope for a Better Society is not enough

Despite 40 years of gestation and expectations, Megalopolis shows Francis Ford Coppola's hope for a better society, but it is not enough.

The Bear by Christopher Storer | Kitchen as a Battlefield

The Bear by Christopher Storer | Kitchen as a Battlefield

The new chef of the family restaurant, Carmy, tries to manage the place and solve his problems. But difficulties're always around the corner.

Kinds of Kindness | Lanthimos' inquiry into kindness, love and abuse

Kinds of Kindness | Lanthimos' inquiry into kindness, love and abuse

In Kinds of Kindess, during three episodes, Lanthimos talks about some types of kindness that aren't actually kind at all.

Nimona | An ode to monster girls in a graphic novel

Nimona | An ode to monster girls in a graphic novel

In the graphic novel Nimona, ND Stevenson explores gender identity and issues through the lens of a shapeshifter.

The Rules of the Game | A war movie without a war

The Rules of the Game | A war movie without a war

The Rules of the Game is a war movie without a war that tells about the precariousness of French aristocratic society in the late 1930s.

Schitt's Creek | Not a regular family

Schitt's Creek | Not a regular family

Imagine having it all, a big house, a lot of money, a lot of friends, and then, lost it all. This is Schitt's Creek.

Ted Lasso | Being good is the new being bad

Ted Lasso | Being good is the new being bad

"Believe" says a hand-written and slightly crooked sign above the door of AFC coach Richmond, and it represents everything that Ted Lasso is. A tireless dreamer that never stops believing.

Fleabag challenges the viewer in many ways

Fleabag challenges the viewer in many ways

Fleabag is an adaptation from Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman show of the same name, staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.

The Nanny | Between style and identity

The Nanny | Between style and identity

As the star of the sitcom The Nanny, Fran Fine tries in every way to win the love of her employer always remaining herself. Because uniqueness is never for sale.

Ratatouille | Revealing the Outsider's Magical Cuisine

Ratatouille | Revealing the Outsider's Magical Cuisine

Ratatouille is an animated movie directed by Brad Bird and co-directed by Jan Pinkava. It is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released in 2007 by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie's title hints at the main character and his pinnacle achievement. Indeed, it is a pun between the word 'rat' in French and the famous dish of stewed mixed vegetables. The movie is a comedy full of funny and out-of-the-box situations, with brilliant dialogues and charismatic characters. It is an ode to the culinary industry that results in a fairy tale in which rats can walk...and even cook.

Gilmore Girls | An everlasting flavor of friendship

Gilmore Girls | An everlasting flavor of friendship

The relationship that moves the show is quite ordinary: the one between a mother and a daughter. But they’re best friends, and this element is the topic.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things |  It's a Very, Very Mad World

Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things |  It's a Very, Very Mad World

Yorgos Lanthimos teams up again with Emma Stone and scriptwriter Tony McNamara for his most ambitious film to date: Poor Things.

Sherlock | The beloved investigative loner

Sherlock | The beloved investigative loner

John Watson is a former military doctor who's looking for a new apartment. When he accepts to live with the detective Sherlock, the real adventures begin. Starting from the logline, the show differs from Doyle's work both in terms of world setting and - although maintaining a background coherence - characters.

The Kominsky Method | Laughter and melancholy

The Kominsky Method | Laughter and melancholy

Intelligence in recounting the old age - the last stage of life - desecrating and enveloping it with tenderness. This is The Kominsky Method.

Fantastic Mr. Fox | A story about animals and humans

Fantastic Mr. Fox | A story about animals and humans

Directed by Wes Anderson and based on Roald Dahl's tale, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story of animal and human and how those opposite can coexist.

Welcome to the N.H.K. | Paranoia and Hikikomori

Welcome to the N.H.K. | Paranoia and Hikikomori

Welcome to the NHK! tells the story of the hikikomori Satō, the everyday life rulded by paranoia of a young man secluded from society.

BoJack Horseman | A human journey

BoJack Horseman | A human journey

"The person who taught me to be in the world the most is a horse" quotes the Instagram page of Netflix, and fans around the world can only confirm. Bojack Horseman is more human than us.

Killing Eve | Spies and Assassins play their game

Killing Eve | Spies and Assassins play their game

Killing Eve is a cat-and-mouse game, based on obsession, spies and witty dialogues, that have the power to subvert genres.

The Candidate | American politics before the Watergate

The Candidate | American politics before the Watergate

Michael Ritchie’s film was defined as a dark political comedy when it was released, yet its satire pales in comparison to the real-world politics happening on TV screens today. Its humor is a nuanced, philosophical kind, perhaps only possible in the moment the movie was written, before the Watergate scandal, before the heavy-handed political satires of the 90s like Wag the Dog or Canadian Bacon, and certainly before the Trump era.

Baby Reindeer exposes the similarities between victim and perpetrator

Baby Reindeer exposes the similarities between victim and perpetrator

Based on a true story, Baby Reindeer appears as a stalking story. And it is. But it is also an opportunity to explore the different hidden sides of both the abuser and the victim.

Why do people love to hate Succession

Why do people love to hate Succession

Succession, gives us the other side of the coin, the real one: for the first time, we can see that money does not buy you happiness.

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

Pam & Tommy is a fictional tell of the true story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s turbulent love, started with a hasty marriage in 1995.

You | A Satire on Toxic Masculinity

You | A Satire on Toxic Masculinity

You is a cross-genre narrative that tears apart the popular imagery of romantic love, romantic hero, and more with biting satire.

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

In the world of Fargo, the characters are transformed by rediscovering their animal instincts, in a perennial struggle between Good and Evil, between Chance and Inevitability.

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

Wild at Heart is one of David One of David Lynch's most lively works, but also one of the hardest to grasp, Wild at Heart provides (for those who comply) a cinematic trip that has not lost an ounce of its expressive force to the passing of time. 

The Boys | The dark side of superheroes

The Boys | The dark side of superheroes

A group of common people, The Boys, fight against the most famous superheroes, The Seven, showing the dark side of the so-called heroes but also that of the common people.

Rick and Morty | The absurd balance between tragedy and miracle of life

Rick and Morty | The absurd balance between tragedy and miracle of life

The series revolves around the adventures of an American family, the Smith family.; but unlike all other animated TV series, the focus is shifted to the toxic and hilarious relationship between grandfather and grandson.

Parasite | Defying definition and labels

Parasite | Defying definition and labels

With Parasite, Bong Joon Ho constructs a contemporary domestic gothic, a tale of class warfare that implicates all of its characters, and leaves the audience wondering who the title is really describing.

Selfie | Meaning (and connection) cravings

Selfie | Meaning (and connection) cravings

Selfie is a French anthology film comprising five different tales by five different directors, about the influence of new media on good people.

The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov's troubled novel

The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov's troubled novel

The Master and Margarita is one of the most famous Russian novels. Mikhail Bulgakov continued to amend the novel throughout his life to avoid censorship.

Dark humor meets drama in Orange Is the New Black

Dark humor meets drama in Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black explores sexuality, race, and the prison system in the United States with a mix of dark humor and heavy drama. 

Breaking Bad | The downward spiral of an ordinary man

Breaking Bad | The downward spiral of an ordinary man

Breaking Bad is the journey of an ordinary man into the crazy world of drug dealing - a downward spiral into power, corruption and ultimately, evil.

El Conde by Pablo Larraín | Power Runs in the Blood

El Conde by Pablo Larraín | Power Runs in the Blood

Pablo Larraín has always found poignant metaphors to describe the darkest years of Chilean history and one of the recurring motifs in his work: Pinochet's military dictatorship. With El Conde (a Netflix production), for the first time he chooses to address the Generalissimo himself, with a metaphor that leaves no room for misinterpretation.

EastSiders | Real love is messy

EastSiders | Real love is messy

Produced thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, EastSiders tells the story of two young men discovering that real love is a mess.

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window | Playing with clichés

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window | Playing with clichés

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window is a dark comedy that plays with mystery's clichés.

How Breeders tells  the truth about parenting

How Breeders tells the truth about parenting

Breeders is an American-British parental dark comedy that follows two parents who struggle with parenthood.

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

Similar to shows like Euphoria and Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World continues the trend of mature and gritty shows about teenagers, exploring every aspect of how these characters deal with love, trauma, and societal expectations.

Sensational She-Hulk | Attorney at Parody

Sensational She-Hulk | Attorney at Parody

She-Hulk attorney and superhero, breaks bones and the fourth wall in the legendary action-comedy by John Byrne.

How I Met Your Mother | No time for regret

How I Met Your Mother | No time for regret

Aired by CBS from 2005 to 2014, How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom about friendship, past regrets and the search for real love.

Dickinson |  The great American poet, revised

Dickinson | The great American poet, revised

Dickinson is a greatly revised and stylized version of the real poet's youth and art. The result is a wacky and explosive half history drama, half teen comedy - with a 21st century soundtrack accompanying a 19th century setting.

The Big Bang Theory | How nerds and geeks conquered the world

The Big Bang Theory | How nerds and geeks conquered the world

In The Big Bang Theory, a group of geek scientist friends learn to improve themselves by expanding their social sphere.

It's a Sin | The AIDS invasion in 1980s' London

It's a Sin | The AIDS invasion in 1980s' London

It’s a Sin touches deep chords in the history of gay men. Focusing on the personal stories of a group of friends living in London, it unravels the AIDS most tragic decade.

Adventure Time | Magic, swords and heartbreak

Adventure Time | Magic, swords and heartbreak

Created in 2010 by Pendleton Ward, Adventure Time is a 10-season-long children show focusing on adventure, romance and growing up.

Freaks and Geeks | A genuine portrait of adolescence

Freaks and Geeks | A genuine portrait of adolescence

In the late 90s Paul Feig, creator, and Judd Apatow, producer, had already understood a secret. The revenge of the nerds would have taken place with the beginning of the new millennium, feeding the imagination of the years to come. The result of their ramblings turned out to be Freaks and Geeks.

Soul | Life is not about what you think it is

Soul | Life is not about what you think it is

A movie about life or about death? 2020's animated movie Soul by Disney Pixar can change the way you look at life, for the better.

Friends | Suspension of disbelief at Central Perk

Friends | Suspension of disbelief at Central Perk

Friends: the suspension of disbelief in a coming-of-age story that overcomes the TVs making the spectator laugh and empathize.

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

This is Us shows how life is a perfect mix of sweet and sour, and we all share the same crazy, hard and exciting journey.

Captain Fantastic | Can a family thrive away from society?

Captain Fantastic | Can a family thrive away from society?

In Captain Fantastic the theme of separation from society, usually analyzed from a lone perspective, is analyzed from the point of view of a family

Another Round | Awakening to Life

Another Round | Awakening to Life

What if humans are born with a blood alcohol content 0.05% too low? It is the central premise of Thomas Vinterberg’s feature "Another Round."

Cat In The Wall | A critical look at the loss of tolerance

Cat In The Wall | A critical look at the loss of tolerance

With Cat In the Wall, Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva transport their documentary style and commitment to realism into the world of fiction.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a tonic for low spirits

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a tonic for low spirits

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is a comedic science fiction series of books- better, a trilogy in five parts, as Adams and the blurbs declared. The project started as a radio program for BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and was published as a book a year later. The novel owes much to the imaginary built by writers such as Asimov and Bradbury, but it possesses a unique tone. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy nothing is as it appears and having the answers is of no use if the questions aren’t the right ones.

Boris | A witty Italian TV Show tells what the audience can't see

Boris | A witty Italian TV Show tells what the audience can't see

Narrating the making of a mediocre TV drama, Boris exposes the dysfunctional dynamics of both the TV industry and Italy through edgy humor.

American Fiction (2023) | Breaking stereotypes with stereotypes

American Fiction (2023) | Breaking stereotypes with stereotypes

Thelonious Monk Ellison is a black writer, but his books are not black enough. American Fiction is about stereotypes and fulfillment vs success.

Mixology | Only one match creates the perfect cocktail

Mixology | Only one match creates the perfect cocktail

Created by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and aired in 2014, Mixology follows the quest for love of ten strangers, during one night at a bar.

Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

Hailed as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, William Wyler's Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, celebrates its 70th anniversary and impressive international legacy.

Severance TV Show | Identity without memory

Severance TV Show | Identity without memory

"Who are you?" This seemingly straightforward question sums up the focal existential issue of this TV show. It's there from from the get-go in Severance, Dan Erikson's acclaimed new offering,…

Scott Pilgrim | When comics meet video games

Scott Pilgrim | When comics meet video games

Scott Pilgrim takes the reader through an hilarious coming of age story where video game rules apply and love must be earnt via boss fights.

Gegege no Kitaro | The popularization of yokai

Gegege no Kitaro | The popularization of yokai

Shigeru Mizuki's manga Gegege no Kitaro is the unique horror comedy tale behind the popularity of Japanese folklore in modern media.

Knives Out | Detective Fiction in Trump's America

Knives Out | Detective Fiction in Trump's America

Rian Johnson's Knives Out reinvents the Whodunit tropes, proposing an unconventional detective figure and reflecting on classism and immigration themes.

The Big Lebowski | Everyman's Man

The Big Lebowski | Everyman's Man

In 1998, after the big success of Fargo (1996), directing brothers Joel and Ethan Coen brought to the screen The Big Lebowski, a crime comedy that draws on the noir and Western genres. Despite a lackluster box office and critical reception, the movie has since become the first cult movie of the Internet Era.

GTO - Great Teacher Onizuka is a cheeky critique of Japanese society

GTO - Great Teacher Onizuka is a cheeky critique of Japanese society

GTO is an hilarious social commentary about the shenanigans of Onizuka, former gang member with a pure heart, on his way to become a teacher.

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

Feel Good is a romantic comedy-drama written by comedian Mae Martin with a simple setting that explores many controversial themes.

Turning Red | A Gift for Your Younger Self

Turning Red | A Gift for Your Younger Self

Girls and women are the heart of Pixar's Turning Red, which explores the pressures of family and growing up.

The Banshees of Inisherin or the tragedy of a troubled friendship

The Banshees of Inisherin or the tragedy of a troubled friendship

The latest movie from Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin is a sharp, fun black comedy about the simplest of matters: men's friendship.

Up | An Inter-Generational Story To Rise Above Grief

Up | An Inter-Generational Story To Rise Above Grief

Up tells the story of a man's journey into his senior years. The movie mixes various themes that give depth to the adventure and make it relatable for the viewer.

The Goonies | A Nostalgic Throwback to Youth

The Goonies | A Nostalgic Throwback to Youth

The Goonies (1985) follows the adventures of a group of outcast kids, providing a timeless essay on the power of friendship and imagination.

Encanto | Breaking the Circle of Trauma

Encanto | Breaking the Circle of Trauma

Between upbeat songs and colorful settings, Encanto discusses generational trauma and the pressure of expectations in a Colombian family.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck | The American Dream

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck | The American Dream

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is a series of twelve stories featuring Scrooge McDuck, the famous uncle of Donald Duck. It bears strong reference to Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

Tokyo Godfathers | A Christmas Movie Full of Depth

Tokyo Godfathers | A Christmas Movie Full of Depth

Beneath its simple story, Tokyo Godfathers is a movie full of depth. Its narrative presents a complex and realistic depiction of Tokyo and its inhabitants.

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

Some like it hot by Billy Wilder was released in 1959. The movie tells the story of two musicians who disguise themselves as women to escape malefactors.

Yotsuba &! | The manga where every day is the best day ever

Yotsuba &! | The manga where every day is the best day ever

In the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, the five-year-old girl Yotsuba teaches to live one's emotions fully.

Only Murders in the Building | Three strangers, a crime scene, and a podcast

Only Murders in the Building | Three strangers, a crime scene, and a podcast

An unusual trio decides to investigate about the murder in their building and turn it into a crime podcast: this is Only Murders in the Building.

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

Published in 2018, Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is the first graphic novel that tells with its humor a story about acceptance and identity.

Force Majeure | The shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations

Force Majeure | The shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations

Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund enquires the shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations, while diving into gender stereotypes.

The Politician | An ironic and extra political satire

The Politician | An ironic and extra political satire

The Politician is a satirical melodrama, which analyzes the ugliness of "making politics" and, more broadly, of "being a politician".

Saint Young Men | God's human side

Saint Young Men | God's human side

Saint Young Men Gods Jesus and Buddha enjoy a relaxing holiday living as two normal human beings in contemporary Japan

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

City lights (1931) by Charlie Chaplin is a silent movie realized in the period of sound cinema that conquered public and critics.

Monster Allergy | Zick, Elena and the contrast in life

Monster Allergy | Zick, Elena and the contrast in life

In Monster Allergy Zick and Elena live adventures between two worlds, the usual human society and the extravagant monster civilization.

Galavant | A different happily ever after

Galavant | A different happily ever after

Produced by ABC network in 2015, Galavant is a disrespectful musical comedy that shows a different way to live happily ever after.

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

The comedy Trying shows the difficult and emotional journey that needs to be accomplished to become foster parents.

Grand Budapest Hotel | A romantic adventure in a fairy tale world

Grand Budapest Hotel | A romantic adventure in a fairy tale world

Written and directed by Wes Anderson in 2015, Grand Budapest Hotel is surreal crime story set in a fairy tale world.

Community | The best college to attend

Community | The best college to attend

They made people believe that in the United States there are only Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton. Community has (finally) told a side of America that no one tells, community colleges. Although in reality, this series tells much more.

Jojo Rabbit | The best Nazi in the world

Jojo Rabbit | The best Nazi in the world

Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a boy whose best imaginary friend is Hitler and dreams of becoming the best Nazi in the world.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet | It's not only about gaming

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet | It's not only about gaming

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet tries to make the video games world more accessible to everyone, by offering a sharp and intelligent comedy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine | The good cops do exist

Brooklyn Nine-Nine | The good cops do exist

The strength of this series is first and foremost the basic idea: a parody of all the American crime TV series, often excessively serious.

VEEP | A female vice-president? Not fiction anymore

VEEP | A female vice-president? Not fiction anymore

2020. Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris, making her the first female in the white house. Finally, is no longer fiction, as it is in VEEP.

The Good Place could be a better place

The Good Place could be a better place

The very core of The Good Place is actually a philosophical dilemma: is it possible to teach how to be good?

Seinfeld | The Sitcom Grandma

Seinfeld | The Sitcom Grandma

Originally broadcast on NBC, this series violated all TV rules until then, this is the show about nothing: Seinfeld.

Mystery and domestic struggles in Desperate Housewives

Mystery and domestic struggles in Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives combines comedy, drama, and mystery, creating created a cultural phenomenon that eventually went beyond the screen.

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

Samantha White lives the daily struggle of being a black student in a predominantly white school, and calls out the bias on her radio podcast called ‘Dear White People’.

Shameless | Tongue-in-cheek humor and kitchen sink realism

Shameless | Tongue-in-cheek humor and kitchen sink realism

The Gallaghers are anything but a subversive, numerous, noisy, unconventional, close-knit family. They are simply Shameless.

Jury Duty | Between comedy and reality TV in the name of kindness

28 January, 2024

Jury Duty | Between comedy and reality TV in the name of kindness

A documentary about a trial, but in reality is all fake. Everyone is an actor. All except one, Ronald, who really believes he is on Jury Duty.

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

31 October, 2023

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

The teen comedy that became a cult classic: How Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You reinvented high school on the big screen.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air | A social commentary in the shape of a comedy

03 February, 2022

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air | A social commentary in the shape of a comedy

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down and I’d like to tell you the story of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

A Horse Walks into a Bar | A dark comedy night

09 November, 2021

A Horse Walks into a Bar | A dark comedy night

Published in 2014, A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman is about a comedy show that is neither funny nor easy.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

23 September, 2021

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

Midge Maisel is a young jewish girl living in New York. Her life is perfect until it's not. Her husband leaves her for his secretary. She is alone, but with a talent that comes out of nowhere: she's a brilliant comedian.

Doré and the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy

24 May, 2021

Doré and the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy

Doré's artistic fortune focused on the illustrations of classical or contemporary texts. He shows the horror vacui in Dante's Divine Comedy.

Dorohedoro characters mix dark fantasy and comedy

17 May, 2021

Dorohedoro characters mix dark fantasy and comedy

Dorohedoro displays a vast amount of characters and storylines entangled in a horror/dark fantasy setting with comedy nuances.

The Office | Pure comedy in the workplace

29 October, 2020

The Office | Pure comedy in the workplace

The Office is the American adaptation of a 2001 BBC series of the same name, and it’s just pure comedy under a mockumentary disguise.

Wag the Dog | When comedy looks like reality

23 September, 2020

Wag the Dog | When comedy looks like reality

Wag the Dog is a 1997 movie by Barry Levinson, a comedy that tells the fictional story of a scandal in the White House, just months before the Lewinski affair.

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

02 December, 2023

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard was released in 1950. The movie is about a former silent film actress who lives in regret of the past.

What We Do In The Shadows is not in the shadows anymore

28 October, 2023

What We Do In The Shadows is not in the shadows anymore

Four vampires (and their familiar) are the subject of a documentary about their lifestyle. They want to join society, but it isn't so simple.

The Boys Presents: Diabolical | An animated human self-reflection

25 August, 2022

The Boys Presents: Diabolical | An animated human self-reflection

Garth Ennis and other 17 producers and writers try to imagine how regular people would react to gaining powers. This is the animated anthology series of The Boys Present: Diabolical.

American Psycho | The Darkest Side of Society

01 April, 2021

American Psycho | The Darkest Side of Society

Published in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho portrays the darkest side of society through the disturbing story of Patrick Bateman.

Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks | It Could Work!

08 December, 2023

Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks | It Could Work!

Directed by Mel Brooks and co-written with Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein (1974) became a staple in the history of parody cinema.

Clichés & the City with Emily in Paris

24 June, 2021

Clichés & the City with Emily in Paris

There’s a characteristic that struck the viewer since the first episode: Darren Star, in writing it, chose to use a huge amount of clichés. And if their casual dropping usually tends to be annoying, in this case, the result ends up being quite different.

Sex Education | How hard being normal can be

08 July, 2021

Sex Education | How hard being normal can be

Created in 2019 by Laurie Nunn, Sex Education speaks about teenagers and sexuality and shows how hard being a normal young adult can be.

Megalopolis | Coppola's Hope for a Better Society is not enough

04 July, 2024

Megalopolis | Coppola's Hope for a Better Society is not enough

Despite 40 years of gestation and expectations, Megalopolis shows Francis Ford Coppola's hope for a better society, but it is not enough.

The Bear by Christopher Storer | Kitchen as a Battlefield

11 June, 2024

The Bear by Christopher Storer | Kitchen as a Battlefield

The new chef of the family restaurant, Carmy, tries to manage the place and solve his problems. But difficulties're always around the corner.

Kinds of Kindness | Lanthimos' inquiry into kindness, love and abuse

24 May, 2024

Kinds of Kindness | Lanthimos' inquiry into kindness, love and abuse

In Kinds of Kindess, during three episodes, Lanthimos talks about some types of kindness that aren't actually kind at all.

Nimona | An ode to monster girls in a graphic novel

18 September, 2023

Nimona | An ode to monster girls in a graphic novel

In the graphic novel Nimona, ND Stevenson explores gender identity and issues through the lens of a shapeshifter.

The Rules of the Game | A war movie without a war

14 January, 2021

The Rules of the Game | A war movie without a war

The Rules of the Game is a war movie without a war that tells about the precariousness of French aristocratic society in the late 1930s.

Schitt's Creek | Not a regular family

03 June, 2021

Schitt's Creek | Not a regular family

Imagine having it all, a big house, a lot of money, a lot of friends, and then, lost it all. This is Schitt's Creek.

Ted Lasso | Being good is the new being bad

20 May, 2021

Ted Lasso | Being good is the new being bad

"Believe" says a hand-written and slightly crooked sign above the door of AFC coach Richmond, and it represents everything that Ted Lasso is. A tireless dreamer that never stops believing.

Fleabag challenges the viewer in many ways

17 September, 2020

Fleabag challenges the viewer in many ways

Fleabag is an adaptation from Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman show of the same name, staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.

The Nanny | Between style and identity

11 August, 2022

The Nanny | Between style and identity

As the star of the sitcom The Nanny, Fran Fine tries in every way to win the love of her employer always remaining herself. Because uniqueness is never for sale.

Ratatouille | Revealing the Outsider's Magical Cuisine

10 August, 2022

Ratatouille | Revealing the Outsider's Magical Cuisine

Ratatouille is an animated movie directed by Brad Bird and co-directed by Jan Pinkava. It is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released in 2007 by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie's title hints at the main character and his pinnacle achievement. Indeed, it is a pun between the word 'rat' in French and the famous dish of stewed mixed vegetables. The movie is a comedy full of funny and out-of-the-box situations, with brilliant dialogues and charismatic characters. It is an ode to the culinary industry that results in a fairy tale in which rats can walk...and even cook.

Gilmore Girls | An everlasting flavor of friendship

22 September, 2021

Gilmore Girls | An everlasting flavor of friendship

The relationship that moves the show is quite ordinary: the one between a mother and a daughter. But they’re best friends, and this element is the topic.

Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things |  It's a Very, Very Mad World

23 September, 2023

Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things |  It's a Very, Very Mad World

Yorgos Lanthimos teams up again with Emma Stone and scriptwriter Tony McNamara for his most ambitious film to date: Poor Things.

Sherlock | The beloved investigative loner

04 January, 2022

Sherlock | The beloved investigative loner

John Watson is a former military doctor who's looking for a new apartment. When he accepts to live with the detective Sherlock, the real adventures begin. Starting from the logline, the show differs from Doyle's work both in terms of world setting and - although maintaining a background coherence - characters.

The Kominsky Method | Laughter and melancholy

30 September, 2021

The Kominsky Method | Laughter and melancholy

Intelligence in recounting the old age - the last stage of life - desecrating and enveloping it with tenderness. This is The Kominsky Method.

Fantastic Mr. Fox | A story about animals and humans

01 September, 2021

Fantastic Mr. Fox | A story about animals and humans

Directed by Wes Anderson and based on Roald Dahl's tale, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story of animal and human and how those opposite can coexist.

Welcome to the N.H.K. | Paranoia and Hikikomori

21 June, 2021

Welcome to the N.H.K. | Paranoia and Hikikomori

Welcome to the NHK! tells the story of the hikikomori Satō, the everyday life rulded by paranoia of a young man secluded from society.

BoJack Horseman | A human journey

18 February, 2021

BoJack Horseman | A human journey

"The person who taught me to be in the world the most is a horse" quotes the Instagram page of Netflix, and fans around the world can only confirm. Bojack Horseman is more human than us.

Killing Eve | Spies and Assassins play their game

13 January, 2021

Killing Eve | Spies and Assassins play their game

Killing Eve is a cat-and-mouse game, based on obsession, spies and witty dialogues, that have the power to subvert genres.

The Candidate | American politics before the Watergate

07 October, 2020

The Candidate | American politics before the Watergate

Michael Ritchie’s film was defined as a dark political comedy when it was released, yet its satire pales in comparison to the real-world politics happening on TV screens today. Its humor is a nuanced, philosophical kind, perhaps only possible in the moment the movie was written, before the Watergate scandal, before the heavy-handed political satires of the 90s like Wag the Dog or Canadian Bacon, and certainly before the Trump era.

Baby Reindeer exposes the similarities between victim and perpetrator

24 June, 2024

Baby Reindeer exposes the similarities between victim and perpetrator

Based on a true story, Baby Reindeer appears as a stalking story. And it is. But it is also an opportunity to explore the different hidden sides of both the abuser and the victim.

Why do people love to hate Succession

17 November, 2022

Why do people love to hate Succession

Succession, gives us the other side of the coin, the real one: for the first time, we can see that money does not buy you happiness.

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

10 November, 2022

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

Pam & Tommy is a fictional tell of the true story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s turbulent love, started with a hasty marriage in 1995.

You | A Satire on Toxic Masculinity

14 April, 2022

You | A Satire on Toxic Masculinity

You is a cross-genre narrative that tears apart the popular imagery of romantic love, romantic hero, and more with biting satire.

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

17 February, 2022

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

In the world of Fargo, the characters are transformed by rediscovering their animal instincts, in a perennial struggle between Good and Evil, between Chance and Inevitability.

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

09 February, 2022

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

Wild at Heart is one of David One of David Lynch's most lively works, but also one of the hardest to grasp, Wild at Heart provides (for those who comply) a cinematic trip that has not lost an ounce of its expressive force to the passing of time. 

The Boys | The dark side of superheroes

01 July, 2021

The Boys | The dark side of superheroes

A group of common people, The Boys, fight against the most famous superheroes, The Seven, showing the dark side of the so-called heroes but also that of the common people.

Rick and Morty | The absurd balance between tragedy and miracle of life

04 February, 2021

Rick and Morty | The absurd balance between tragedy and miracle of life

The series revolves around the adventures of an American family, the Smith family.; but unlike all other animated TV series, the focus is shifted to the toxic and hilarious relationship between grandfather and grandson.

Parasite | Defying definition and labels

04 November, 2020

Parasite | Defying definition and labels

With Parasite, Bong Joon Ho constructs a contemporary domestic gothic, a tale of class warfare that implicates all of its characters, and leaves the audience wondering who the title is really describing.

Selfie | Meaning (and connection) cravings

02 May, 2020

Selfie | Meaning (and connection) cravings

Selfie is a French anthology film comprising five different tales by five different directors, about the influence of new media on good people.

The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov's troubled novel

02 April, 2020

The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov's troubled novel

The Master and Margarita is one of the most famous Russian novels. Mikhail Bulgakov continued to amend the novel throughout his life to avoid censorship.

Dark humor meets drama in Orange Is the New Black

09 March, 2020

Dark humor meets drama in Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black explores sexuality, race, and the prison system in the United States with a mix of dark humor and heavy drama. 

Breaking Bad | The downward spiral of an ordinary man

09 March, 2020

Breaking Bad | The downward spiral of an ordinary man

Breaking Bad is the journey of an ordinary man into the crazy world of drug dealing - a downward spiral into power, corruption and ultimately, evil.

El Conde by Pablo Larraín | Power Runs in the Blood

09 September, 2023

El Conde by Pablo Larraín | Power Runs in the Blood

Pablo Larraín has always found poignant metaphors to describe the darkest years of Chilean history and one of the recurring motifs in his work: Pinochet's military dictatorship. With El Conde (a Netflix production), for the first time he chooses to address the Generalissimo himself, with a metaphor that leaves no room for misinterpretation.

EastSiders | Real love is messy

14 October, 2022

EastSiders | Real love is messy

Produced thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, EastSiders tells the story of two young men discovering that real love is a mess.

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window | Playing with clichés

12 May, 2022

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window | Playing with clichés

The Woman in The House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window is a dark comedy that plays with mystery's clichés.

How Breeders tells  the truth about parenting

05 May, 2022

How Breeders tells the truth about parenting

Breeders is an American-British parental dark comedy that follows two parents who struggle with parenthood.

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

29 July, 2020

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

Similar to shows like Euphoria and Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World continues the trend of mature and gritty shows about teenagers, exploring every aspect of how these characters deal with love, trauma, and societal expectations.

Sensational She-Hulk | Attorney at Parody

07 November, 2022

Sensational She-Hulk | Attorney at Parody

She-Hulk attorney and superhero, breaks bones and the fourth wall in the legendary action-comedy by John Byrne.

How I Met Your Mother | No time for regret

30 June, 2022

How I Met Your Mother | No time for regret

Aired by CBS from 2005 to 2014, How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom about friendship, past regrets and the search for real love.

Dickinson |  The great American poet, revised

19 May, 2022

Dickinson | The great American poet, revised

Dickinson is a greatly revised and stylized version of the real poet's youth and art. The result is a wacky and explosive half history drama, half teen comedy - with a 21st century soundtrack accompanying a 19th century setting.

The Big Bang Theory | How nerds and geeks conquered the world

28 April, 2022

The Big Bang Theory | How nerds and geeks conquered the world

In The Big Bang Theory, a group of geek scientist friends learn to improve themselves by expanding their social sphere.

It's a Sin | The AIDS invasion in 1980s' London

04 November, 2021

It's a Sin | The AIDS invasion in 1980s' London

It’s a Sin touches deep chords in the history of gay men. Focusing on the personal stories of a group of friends living in London, it unravels the AIDS most tragic decade.

Adventure Time | Magic, swords and heartbreak

28 October, 2021

Adventure Time | Magic, swords and heartbreak

Created in 2010 by Pendleton Ward, Adventure Time is a 10-season-long children show focusing on adventure, romance and growing up.

Freaks and Geeks | A genuine portrait of adolescence

19 August, 2021

Freaks and Geeks | A genuine portrait of adolescence

In the late 90s Paul Feig, creator, and Judd Apatow, producer, had already understood a secret. The revenge of the nerds would have taken place with the beginning of the new millennium, feeding the imagination of the years to come. The result of their ramblings turned out to be Freaks and Geeks.

Soul | Life is not about what you think it is

18 August, 2021

Soul | Life is not about what you think it is

A movie about life or about death? 2020's animated movie Soul by Disney Pixar can change the way you look at life, for the better.

Friends | Suspension of disbelief at Central Perk

29 July, 2021

Friends | Suspension of disbelief at Central Perk

Friends: the suspension of disbelief in a coming-of-age story that overcomes the TVs making the spectator laugh and empathize.

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

27 May, 2021

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

This is Us shows how life is a perfect mix of sweet and sour, and we all share the same crazy, hard and exciting journey.

Captain Fantastic | Can a family thrive away from society?

21 April, 2021

Captain Fantastic | Can a family thrive away from society?

In Captain Fantastic the theme of separation from society, usually analyzed from a lone perspective, is analyzed from the point of view of a family

Another Round | Awakening to Life

24 March, 2021

Another Round | Awakening to Life

What if humans are born with a blood alcohol content 0.05% too low? It is the central premise of Thomas Vinterberg’s feature "Another Round."

Cat In The Wall | A critical look at the loss of tolerance

28 April, 2020

Cat In The Wall | A critical look at the loss of tolerance

With Cat In the Wall, Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva transport their documentary style and commitment to realism into the world of fiction.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a tonic for low spirits

27 April, 2020

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a tonic for low spirits

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is a comedic science fiction series of books- better, a trilogy in five parts, as Adams and the blurbs declared. The project started as a radio program for BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and was published as a book a year later. The novel owes much to the imaginary built by writers such as Asimov and Bradbury, but it possesses a unique tone. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy nothing is as it appears and having the answers is of no use if the questions aren’t the right ones.

Boris | A witty Italian TV Show tells what the audience can't see

12 May, 2024

Boris | A witty Italian TV Show tells what the audience can't see

Narrating the making of a mediocre TV drama, Boris exposes the dysfunctional dynamics of both the TV industry and Italy through edgy humor.

American Fiction (2023) | Breaking stereotypes with stereotypes

26 March, 2024

American Fiction (2023) | Breaking stereotypes with stereotypes

Thelonious Monk Ellison is a black writer, but his books are not black enough. American Fiction is about stereotypes and fulfillment vs success.

Mixology | Only one match creates the perfect cocktail

19 January, 2024

Mixology | Only one match creates the perfect cocktail

Created by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and aired in 2014, Mixology follows the quest for love of ten strangers, during one night at a bar.

Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

19 October, 2023

Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

Hailed as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, William Wyler's Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, celebrates its 70th anniversary and impressive international legacy.

Severance TV Show | Identity without memory

20 September, 2023

Severance TV Show | Identity without memory

"Who are you?" This seemingly straightforward question sums up the focal existential issue of this TV show. It's there from from the get-go in Severance, Dan Erikson's acclaimed new offering,…

Scott Pilgrim | When comics meet video games

17 July, 2023

Scott Pilgrim | When comics meet video games

Scott Pilgrim takes the reader through an hilarious coming of age story where video game rules apply and love must be earnt via boss fights.

Gegege no Kitaro | The popularization of yokai

05 June, 2023

Gegege no Kitaro | The popularization of yokai

Shigeru Mizuki's manga Gegege no Kitaro is the unique horror comedy tale behind the popularity of Japanese folklore in modern media.

Knives Out | Detective Fiction in Trump's America

31 May, 2023

Knives Out | Detective Fiction in Trump's America

Rian Johnson's Knives Out reinvents the Whodunit tropes, proposing an unconventional detective figure and reflecting on classism and immigration themes.

The Big Lebowski | Everyman's Man

24 May, 2023

The Big Lebowski | Everyman's Man

In 1998, after the big success of Fargo (1996), directing brothers Joel and Ethan Coen brought to the screen The Big Lebowski, a crime comedy that draws on the noir and Western genres. Despite a lackluster box office and critical reception, the movie has since become the first cult movie of the Internet Era.

GTO - Great Teacher Onizuka is a cheeky critique of Japanese society

23 May, 2023

GTO - Great Teacher Onizuka is a cheeky critique of Japanese society

GTO is an hilarious social commentary about the shenanigans of Onizuka, former gang member with a pure heart, on his way to become a teacher.

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

30 March, 2023

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

Feel Good is a romantic comedy-drama written by comedian Mae Martin with a simple setting that explores many controversial themes.

Turning Red | A Gift for Your Younger Self

06 March, 2023

Turning Red | A Gift for Your Younger Self

Girls and women are the heart of Pixar's Turning Red, which explores the pressures of family and growing up.

The Banshees of Inisherin or the tragedy of a troubled friendship

06 December, 2022

The Banshees of Inisherin or the tragedy of a troubled friendship

The latest movie from Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin is a sharp, fun black comedy about the simplest of matters: men's friendship.

Up | An Inter-Generational Story To Rise Above Grief

23 November, 2022

Up | An Inter-Generational Story To Rise Above Grief

Up tells the story of a man's journey into his senior years. The movie mixes various themes that give depth to the adventure and make it relatable for the viewer.

The Goonies | A Nostalgic Throwback to Youth

02 November, 2022

The Goonies | A Nostalgic Throwback to Youth

The Goonies (1985) follows the adventures of a group of outcast kids, providing a timeless essay on the power of friendship and imagination.

Encanto | Breaking the Circle of Trauma

29 September, 2022

Encanto | Breaking the Circle of Trauma

Between upbeat songs and colorful settings, Encanto discusses generational trauma and the pressure of expectations in a Colombian family.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck | The American Dream

31 July, 2022

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck | The American Dream

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is a series of twelve stories featuring Scrooge McDuck, the famous uncle of Donald Duck. It bears strong reference to Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

Tokyo Godfathers | A Christmas Movie Full of Depth

20 July, 2022

Tokyo Godfathers | A Christmas Movie Full of Depth

Beneath its simple story, Tokyo Godfathers is a movie full of depth. Its narrative presents a complex and realistic depiction of Tokyo and its inhabitants.

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

29 June, 2022

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

Some like it hot by Billy Wilder was released in 1959. The movie tells the story of two musicians who disguise themselves as women to escape malefactors.

Yotsuba &! | The manga where every day is the best day ever

11 April, 2022

Yotsuba &! | The manga where every day is the best day ever

In the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, the five-year-old girl Yotsuba teaches to live one's emotions fully.

Only Murders in the Building | Three strangers, a crime scene, and a podcast

10 March, 2022

Only Murders in the Building | Three strangers, a crime scene, and a podcast

An unusual trio decides to investigate about the murder in their building and turn it into a crime podcast: this is Only Murders in the Building.

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

28 February, 2022

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

Published in 2018, Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is the first graphic novel that tells with its humor a story about acceptance and identity.

Force Majeure | The shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations

16 February, 2022

Force Majeure | The shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations

Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund enquires the shame of surviving unfulfilled expectations, while diving into gender stereotypes.

The Politician | An ironic and extra political satire

28 January, 2022

The Politician | An ironic and extra political satire

The Politician is a satirical melodrama, which analyzes the ugliness of "making politics" and, more broadly, of "being a politician".

Saint Young Men | God's human side

20 December, 2021

Saint Young Men | God's human side

Saint Young Men Gods Jesus and Buddha enjoy a relaxing holiday living as two normal human beings in contemporary Japan

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

08 December, 2021

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

City lights (1931) by Charlie Chaplin is a silent movie realized in the period of sound cinema that conquered public and critics.

Monster Allergy | Zick, Elena and the contrast in life

29 November, 2021

Monster Allergy | Zick, Elena and the contrast in life

In Monster Allergy Zick and Elena live adventures between two worlds, the usual human society and the extravagant monster civilization.

Galavant | A different happily ever after

26 August, 2021

Galavant | A different happily ever after

Produced by ABC network in 2015, Galavant is a disrespectful musical comedy that shows a different way to live happily ever after.

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

22 July, 2021

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

The comedy Trying shows the difficult and emotional journey that needs to be accomplished to become foster parents.

Grand Budapest Hotel | A romantic adventure in a fairy tale world

30 June, 2021

Grand Budapest Hotel | A romantic adventure in a fairy tale world

Written and directed by Wes Anderson in 2015, Grand Budapest Hotel is surreal crime story set in a fairy tale world.

Community | The best college to attend

24 June, 2021

Community | The best college to attend

They made people believe that in the United States there are only Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton. Community has (finally) told a side of America that no one tells, community colleges. Although in reality, this series tells much more.

Jojo Rabbit | The best Nazi in the world

23 June, 2021

Jojo Rabbit | The best Nazi in the world

Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a boy whose best imaginary friend is Hitler and dreams of becoming the best Nazi in the world.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet | It's not only about gaming

14 May, 2021

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet | It's not only about gaming

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet tries to make the video games world more accessible to everyone, by offering a sharp and intelligent comedy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine | The good cops do exist

05 May, 2021

Brooklyn Nine-Nine | The good cops do exist

The strength of this series is first and foremost the basic idea: a parody of all the American crime TV series, often excessively serious.

VEEP | A female vice-president? Not fiction anymore

30 March, 2021

VEEP | A female vice-president? Not fiction anymore

2020. Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris, making her the first female in the white house. Finally, is no longer fiction, as it is in VEEP.

The Good Place could be a better place

18 March, 2021

The Good Place could be a better place

The very core of The Good Place is actually a philosophical dilemma: is it possible to teach how to be good?

Seinfeld | The Sitcom Grandma

11 January, 2021

Seinfeld | The Sitcom Grandma

Originally broadcast on NBC, this series violated all TV rules until then, this is the show about nothing: Seinfeld.

Mystery and domestic struggles in Desperate Housewives

22 October, 2020

Mystery and domestic struggles in Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives combines comedy, drama, and mystery, creating created a cultural phenomenon that eventually went beyond the screen.

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

23 July, 2020

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

Samantha White lives the daily struggle of being a black student in a predominantly white school, and calls out the bias on her radio podcast called ‘Dear White People’.

Shameless | Tongue-in-cheek humor and kitchen sink realism

09 June, 2022

Shameless | Tongue-in-cheek humor and kitchen sink realism

The Gallaghers are anything but a subversive, numerous, noisy, unconventional, close-knit family. They are simply Shameless.