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Thu May 19, 2022, 12:51 PM

Netflix's The G Word with Adam Conover Shows the Best and Worst of Government

* So my daughter wanted me to watch this show with her (6 episodes in the series) and boy am I glad I did. I enjoyed it, and learned a thing or two....

A recent tweet plaintively asked, “Couldn’t we get a Schoolhouse Rock for grown-ups?” A new series on Netflix called “The G Word” is pretty close. It doesn’t have singing and dancing animated legislative proposals and founding fathers, but it does have “investigative comedian” Adam Conover (“Adam Ruins Everything”) to keep things lively. And it has a producer who adds credibility by virtue of his extensive experience—including serving as the junior Senator from Illinois and two terms as President of the United States—Barack Obama, making a charming cameo in episode one, gamely trying to fill out his income tax forms. The series is also based in part on an excellent, if terrifying, book by The Big Short and Moneyball author Michael Lewis (The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy), an expert at putting the pill of math homework in the applesauce of entertainment.

(Read More) https://www.rogerebert.com/streaming/adam-conover-the-g-word-netflix-tv-review-2022

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FM123 May 19 OP
ProudMNDemocrat May 19 #1
FM123 May 19 #4
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FM123 May 19 #3

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2022, 01:09 PM

1. I am watching Servant of The People

Contrasting that to what is now happening in Ukraine. A different Zelensky in a role now he is playing for REAL.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Thu May 19, 2022, 02:57 PM

4. Yes, I saw brief clips of it - looks good.

I will put that on my "to watch" list....

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2022, 01:24 PM

2. K&R

Sounds great

BTW, we have a very active "Streaming Services, Netflix, etc." forum, named something like that. I check there from time to time to see what's good on Netflix. You can post these things there. Much appreciated.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #2)

Thu May 19, 2022, 02:56 PM

3. Wow, good to know. Thanks, I will check it out (and post there next time).

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