On Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
Reading fiction may be the best way to live multiple lives. You can understand, empathise with people from different countries/culture which we cannot meet or live with. We can travel back in time and see why things were done that way and how lucky/unlucky we are now.
Unfortunately, in my media diet and lifestyle, I read very less fiction. I read a lot of blogs, some non-fiction/work related books but watch a lot of TV shows. I do my intake of fiction with TV and movies.
Movies are like short stories of Chekov or Sujatha. They are short, packs a punch but damn interesting.
TV shows are like novels of Tolstoy or works of Robert Caro. They are detailed, fascinating and has an immense challenge in keeping the viewers' interest.
If not for watching the excellent series, The Crown, I wouldn't have known what it is to be the Queen of England and cost one has to pay to be in that position.
If not for watching the fantastic, Luke Cage, I wouldn't have known about the life and challenges of people living in Harlem and what it is to be an Afro-American in New York.
It was the same kind of exhilaration and satisfaction that I got after watching the TV series, The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel. I spent two weekends to catch up on the two seasons of the excellent TV show and I made my wife a convert for this. I want to riff off in detail about this in a post later.