Fall/Winter 2016-17

Michelle MacLaren

Director Michelle MacLaren (Westworld, Breaking Bad) on why she's watching You're the Worst and Atlanta

Chris Geere and Aya Cash in You’re the Worst (Photo: Everett)

I recently watched the first season of [director] Stephen Falk's You're the Worst, which sets itself up as outrageously funny, then surprisingly confronts real issues surrounding mental illness. Great performances, both laugh-out-loud funny and tragically heartbreaking.

I am also enjoying Donald Glover's shocking, funny, heartbreaking, Atlanta, especially with Hiro Murai's bold choices. In Episode Two, there is a great shot when Darius walks into the room, sits down on a couch with his back to the camera, Paper Boi enters and sits in the foreground facing camera. These two are in the same room having a conversation but they are in two different worlds

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