Sometimes, you, uh, may find yourself looking for a show to watch, but, uh, you don’t really know where to start. Once, in college, one of your best friends booked a conversation with Nathan Fielder, who, uh, you weren’t really familiar with but were told that he’s “the funniest guy on TV”.

You remember yourself really enjoying the television show NATHAN FOR YOU, and, uh, that let you to become a fan of the, uh, guy who uh, makes the show.

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You then find out that his show, uh, that NATHAN FOR YOU is ending after, uh, a four-season run. You find yourself rewatching older episodes and reminiscing on watching it for the first time. Then, uh, one day, you see in the news that Nathan Fielder is producing a new show on HBO and you, uh, you’re excited, but you sort of forget about it.

Then, one day, the new show comes out, and it’s, uh, really good. You’re surprised by how clever the format is, and because of the show, you found yourself amused by videos and images that would’ve, uh, previously seemed uninteresting, like this picture of a to-go order chewed through by a rat on a subway.

When the second season starts airing, you wait to watch it. Not for any particular reason, even though you enjoyed the show, it uh, puts you in a bit of a strange mood. After you finish the second season, you’re impressed by it, and are glad that, uh, it’s just as good as the first. You really like that John Wilson added some more personal anecdotes, I guess. You realize, uh, that although HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON is technically a comedy, it’s, uh, more like slices-of-life with comedic undertones.

You think there are some really, uh, funny scenes, and you realize that you really have to pay attention to what’s on-screen, or else you may miss some jokes.

But, you find yourself so invested in John Wilson and the people he finds. You also may find yourself getting emotional about AVATAR, or wondering when the last time you, uh, were truly spontaneous.

You find yourself reminded of SEINFELD, because, uh, the scenes that John Wilson film often seem like something that Jerry or Kramer would talk about seeing, but in this show, they actually show it. After talking with your fellow co-founder, uh, you realize that similarly to SEINFELD or CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, which, uh, you haven’t seen, but, uh, you really want to get around to watching, in some ways, HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON is about, um, nothing.

But you can’t help getting emotional watching it. And, uh, I think that’s what makes it a great show.

HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON SEASON 2 is now streaming on, uh, HBO Max.

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking). Tarush is also a Product Manager at HBO Max.

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