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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Season 1 (2019)
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Rather than feeling cutting edge, the new 10 episodes, written by Lauren Morelli of "Orange Is the New Black," play out like comfort food.
Curling up with "Tales of the City" feels like stepping into your neighborhood gay bar, where everybody knows your name - and your pronouns.
It's all a little bit cheesy, with a soap opera plotline and some cringey parodies of social media influencers, but despite the flaws, it was one of the most satisfying shows I've watched all year.
Happily, the actors pull it off. Dukakis is a picture of grace under pressure, Linney wears a mask of frigid concern at all times, and Page floats the whole show with her easy charisma.
This new Tales remains a love letter to the soul-binding embrace of otherness.
Showrunner Lauren Morelli and the writers to whom Maupin has handed over custody of his intellectual property have carefully pastiched his taste for sugary soap, characters who wear their hearts on their sleeve, and exploring on-trend sexual issues.
It is really incredible how social and cultural mores, with both its modern benefits and hindrances, are examined by watching the daily lives of these characters unfold.
A warm, cosy, and diverse soap opera, Tales of the City is ideal binge-watch viewing.
There's no doubt that Tales Of The City will have you laughing and it will have you fighting back tears. Netflix's modern take brings fresh life into the much-adored franchise and it will warm your soul.
Though there is a plot if you care enough to follow it, the show lacks the narrative enthusiasm of other recent programs equally concerned with identity and transformation.
[Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City's] initial stiffness dissipates in later episodes as Tales settles into a comfortable, unhurried groove that gives it room to explore issues that are especially relevant to the LGBTQ+ community.
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