Random Acts of Flyness: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Random Acts of Flyness' poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.


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Air date: Aug 4, 2018
Air date: Aug 11, 2018
Air date: Aug 18, 2018
Air date: Aug 25, 2018
Air date: Sep 1, 2018
Air date: Sep 8, 2018

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A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.

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Critic Reviews for Random Acts of Flyness Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

Each episode is filled to the brim with fantastical, inventive, interconnected vignettes that use song and dance numbers, animation, cable access aesthetics and even horror movie tropes to explore what it means to be black.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Rarely do we get to see TV treated as a conduit for change, a commons for discourse, or a medium for art; but "Random Acts of Flyness" manages all three in a tidy 30 minutes.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Nance's camera gives his subjects the physical and metaphorical space to speak their truths as an audience of outsiders observes, listens, and hopefully learns in the process.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Nance's show translates as something with roots in entertainment television, art house movies, and journalism-an experimental trip into blackness fly enough to post up in a modern-art museum.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Terence Nance paints the black experience with a canny, kaleidoscopic brush.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is like a kaleidoscope, shifting perspectives from a man accosted by police to frustrated nonmonogamous girlfriends to adherents of Afro-Latino machismo to black bisexual men and their relative invisibility.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Even in the midst of the Black television renaissance that has blessed us with, Random Acts of Flyness trumps them in all in terms of racial commentary and overall weirdness.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Random Acts of Flyness is easily the strangest, most intoxicatingly interesting show on cable this year, with sideways turns into dark humor and subversion that reap plentiful rewards.

Sep 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Artistic polymath Terence Nance does for sketch comedy what Atlanta does for the sitcom, using dream logic to connect skits, songs and interview segments loosely themed around the black experience in all its diversity.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Ideas bubble up and themes ooze into view with a jubilance of expression...

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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