It wasn’t very long after I started watching Bravo that I saw the writing on the wall. Click here for my open letter to Andy Cohen about the misogynistic turn. And it was just three or four months into the beginning of this blog. Ever since, I have been begging you all to at least find some balance and watch The Misogyny Channel like you would eat cheetos or a pint of Ben & Jerrys. It can be a guilty pleasure, but it should not be your main diet. It is rotting your brain.
So, I’m going to try at least once a week to do a new series called Off The Bravo Teat, where I will try to off you all a bit of mental nutrition. While I am always ready to hear your suggestions, I do not Netflix, Chill, Hulu, Firestick, Prime, watch anything online, or anything I can’t DVR or watch On Demand on cable.
This week’s spotlight is on the New Showtime Series, Becoming A God In Central Florida. It’s a dark comedy set somewhere outside of Orlando. Kirsten Dunst stars and I believe directs a bit. The whole thing is beautifully done. She plays Krystal who is married to a guy named Travis. Travis has become sucked into a pyramid scheme much like Avon, Amway, Mary Kay and Tupperware called Founders American Merchandise (FAM).
Ironically, the show satirizes the US Economy where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Also, Americans greed and lack of satisfaction with what they have. And, to some degree organized religion. Oh, and Geoffrey Owens the Cosby Show actor mocked for working at Trader Joe’s makes an appearance and I love him.
Give It A Try!
I can’t really speak too much about the plot. There are six episodes out so far and I am only on the fourth one. Every single episode there is something I didn’t see coming and things that suddenly make sense that I didn’t get from the previous episodes.
The show is funny in a very dark way. It’s not a sitcom. There is a plot for the entire season that has a lost of twists and turns. Check out the first episode on Showtime on demand and see if you get hooked like I did.