reviewed: Even the Rich
Perfect example of how their generation *thinks* they know everything…
…but in reality they don’t bother to do the work. In this case, the creators have essentially cobbled together the most obvious and well-worn tidbits from clickbait pop-culture websites and gossip rags….and they indirectly attempt to justify this shoddy and lazy “research” by calling it ‘comedy.’ Joan Rivers is rolling over in her 24-karat gold coffin. (She was cremated, actually.) And they attempt to signal it’s comedy by telling their little stories in the style of pre-teen girls in a school bathroom conference gossiping about boys and bad hairdos. (“OMG!”) The most egregious of the episodes….and, in fact, why I had to post a review… is the disgraceful hatchet job they do on the three episodes about Dolly Parton. They recount only the most obvious stories (the woman she saw as a girl who inspired Jolene, etc.) but with an incredulous attitude that traffics in one horrible stereotype of people from Appalachia after another. They repeatedly emphasize Parton’s poverty so many times that it becomes highly amateur poverty porn even worse than Hillbilly Elegy (and there’s not much worse than that!)…which is ironic given how much the authors fall over themselves blaring their “progressive” political bonafides. So much so, In fact, that their thousands of reviews are “liberally” (ha!) peppered with hilarious exhortations from Trumpsters and fans of Vance. They should have known better than to throw together this 3rd grade book report on the life of one of the most beloved and talented and giving people on the planet…with absolutely not understanding or respect for where she came from and how she became the icon that she is. But realizing that would have required a level of self-awareness that extends beyond the ego…. or to paraphrase Mary Poppins they’d need to look beyond the end of their own noses…and, well, their world view and that of many—if not most—of their contemporaries leaves no room for possibility that someone who’s been around the sun a few more times might actually have acquired some useful knowledge they weren’t born with or acquired yet. I suggest that rather continuing to pursue their “careers” in comedy they should instead take advantage of their youth and pursue accounting or some other endeavor that requires as little creativity…and writing skills…and performing skills…as possible.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts