I am so proud to have watched in one weekend all of Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” and season three of “Transparent.”
One Mississippi is roughly an hour and a half of tears and then some poignant, interesting stories. It’s a beautiful show and incredibly well done. That’s no surprise considering it was written by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody, and executive produced by Louis CK.
The whole thing is pretty low key and is mainly about Tig Notaro’s family after her mom passes away. I really liked the lighting when they weaved in her imagining her mom being there, it was a nice light touch.
The scene at the cemetery is one of the most surprising – it comes and goes so quickly but contains a discussion so rarely seen on screen. And I love the character of Bill.
The music is fantastic too, featuring a remake of the great Hank Williams’ “On the Bayou” for the opening credits and other songs in that genre throughout.
“Transparent” Season 3
The Pfeffermans are back for another season of Transparent, another Amazon series exploring a family.
I’ve had a seder on vacation before. My family drove to Montreal during passover when we were kids, took in live jazz at Charlie Biddle’s club and had a seder in our minivan. I have to say this is a pretty fine improvised seder plate. I like that the Pfeffermans explore their Judaism as it relates to the past and through modern time.