The Premise

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  • TV-MA
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (2,093)

The Premise is a captivating anthology series from Hulu that explores some of the most pressing issues people face today. All five episodes call into question the morality and ethics of the modern world in a way that is sure to split opinions. The series, created by B.J. Novak, tackles a wide range of topics, including gun ownership, romantic relationships, cancel culture, and more. Each episode stands alone, but they all share the same goal: to challenge viewers' understanding of the world around them and ask hard questions about how we live our lives.

One of the standout episodes stars Jon Bernthal as a man who is forced to confront his beliefs about gun ownership in the wake of a tragedy. The episode is provocative and deeply thought-provoking, exploring the complex and often fraught relationship Americans have with firearms. Bernthal delivers an emotionally charged performance that will leave viewers thinking long after the episode ends.

Another excellent installment stars Daniel Dae Kim and Juno Temple as a couple who experiment with an open relationship. As the couple tests the boundaries of their relationship, viewers are left to question the societal norms surrounding romantic relationships and fidelity. Kim and Temple have great chemistry, and their performances are both raw and nuanced.

Lucas Hedges also delivers a standout performance in the episode that touches on cancel culture. Hedges plays a young man whose life is upended when a viral video leads to him being ostracized by his community. The episode raises important questions about accountability and redemption in the social media age.

Despite the heavy subject matter, The Premise is not without its moments of levity. Novak has infused the series with his signature humor, resulting in episodes that are both poignant and hilarious.

The show also boasts an impressive lineup of directors, including John Lee Hancock, Tricia Brock, and Kitao Sakurai. Each director brings a unique vision to their respective episodes, resulting in a visually stunning series that is both provocative and thought-provoking.

Overall, The Premise is an excellent addition to Hulu's lineup of original programming. Novak has crafted a series that is sure to challenge viewers in a way that is both entertaining and meaningful. With its top-notch cast, talented directors, and diverse range of topics, The Premise is a must-watch for anyone looking to engage with the most pressing issues of our time.

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  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,093)