When Escapism Becomes a Crutch in Storytelling1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
In late 2020, Netflix delivered us two irredeemably bad, inexplicably successful shows: Emily in Paris and Bridgerton. With their bizarre costume choices, meandering plots, and painfully dull protagonists, these shows were poised to becoming critic fodder. But then something strange happened… we, as a public, decided to redeem them.
If you look up Emily in Paris and Bridgerton online, you most likely find yourself scrolling through a string of thinkpieces with the same overarching sentiments.
Some call these shows satire, others call them guilty pleasures, but the most recurring line of all is… they’re escapism.
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