21 January 2020 | universalbri
An Entertaining Study in Possibilities
I went into this show and was pleasantly surprised.
What I wanted was to see how a society and city might adjust to nudity being legalized. What I got was a city where nudity was required, by law, something I'd entertained philosophically anyways after 9/11 and how do you prevent terrorist attacks when someone can put a bomb in their shoe?
While the show leaps CLEAR off that edge. it's not about showing pretty bodies like Baywatch, it's about one possibility in how society might adjust to the being naked all the time, combined with the potential recourse and ideals that go along with it.
Sure, the story drags a bit. But it's not intended to be action. It's intended to be exactly what it is - a story about a city that's adjusted to nudity and a man who has not, his struggles, and to some degree - as an audience, how I relate to this dude and a society and how I would feel having to be naked all the time. Something i've fantasized about, but in reality, like this dude, I'm uncomfortable as hell in my own skin so seeing him adjust to it is like my own mind getting to go on the journey with him.
WELL worth it JUST for the perspective of an alternate reality.
HOPEFULLy there is a next season, in which I would LOVE to see how travelers/tourists deal with this and adjust.