I watched the Netflix show “Easy”, written and directed by Joe Swanberg, yesterday evening/last night.
It was a pretty unique show. Like any new show the first episode usually introduces you to new characters. You learn, watch them evolve, change at times etc, the only problem was that episode 2 was an entirely different story, new faces, stories etc. Well, until the final episode and it went back to continue the story line in episode three. So getting 7 sets of actors and stories was pretty neat.
It was a very sexual show, based on relationships, interactions. Some married, some single, some LGBT, some looking to explore. My only real complaint was that it was only 8 episodes. I think my favorite episode was episode 5 which was about a writer/graphic novelist that used his own personal relationships as a basis in his graphic novels, at times pissing off some of the people that he was writing about or including in the stories. To keep it short he had a reading where not many people showed up, and the group ended up at a bar to discuss his work, life, etc, and then a smaller group ended up back at his place and then most everyone left and he(50ish) ended up sleeping with a 20-something grad student(maybe). Not exactly the end of the story.
She was a bit of an artist herself and her medium was photography and took some images of him sleeping in bed once she woke up, others around his apartment and displayed them at a show/viewing, a show/viewing that he was invited to, and once he saw his pictures of him and his apartment he felt invaded and sorta flipped out in a rant that ended up on youtube, thus making his books/work a bit more popular. It was a bit ironic since some of the people he discussed and sketched in his graphic novels felt the same way. So, that interaction made it a bit funny to watch.
It was a neat little series/show, full of some faces that you’ve seen before on other shows and movies, but a lot of faces that were new to me, and I hope to see it renewed.