9 July 2018 | sinisternarrator
An interesting choice for AS
Joe Pera Talks with You is a show on adult swim that explores the dull life of music teacher Joe Pera, who lives on a small lake superior town in Minnesota. Joe's everyday adventures which may include going to a breakfast diner, or hearing a new song on the radio are the focus of each episode. From reading this review so far, you would think it's a boring show, correct? Well, it is. But the tedium of this show is actually quite refreshing, and extremely calming. Each story is told through the conscious of Joe Pera, who seems to both overcomplicate, and yet oversimplify everything he experiences at the same time. It's probably the most complicated, yet easy to understand shows I've ever watched. While difficult to figure out, you don't find yourself trying to figure it out while watching. This show both opens your eyes to the depth of everyday activities, but is also quite capable of surprising you with a cheap laugh or two through awkward, yet extremely human experiences. Overall, this is an extremely humbling, but also edgy series. Only downfall is Joe Pera's schtick could get old pretty quick. But only time will tell if that's the case. if this review wasn't helpful, my only defense is that this show makes it extremely difficult to make heads or tails of, but it definitely got me thinking enough to review it. Good watch!