"A good person will follow the rules. A great person will follow himself."

Yay…SEVERANCE is finally showing some backbone and the beginning of the down-trodden workers questioning what they actually do at Lumin. It is about time. 

I am combining episodes five and six because they complete important puzzle pieces in this sci-fi maze of discovery. The MDR (Macro Data Refinement) department is becoming united and stronger than they have ever been. Helly’s (Britt Lower) elevator crises has reminded them in small ways of who they are outside of those white, winding hallways. I love watching Burt (Christopher Walken) and Irving (John Turturro) together. It is like “two peas in a pod.” And Harmony (Patricia Arquette) is one scary villain. I never want to meet her in a dark corridor.  

I am enjoying the constant barrage of thoughts and questions about their workplace. Why are they “in the dark when Lumin was created for world illumination?” It’s a conundrum even a flock of adorable baby goats can’t fathom. And please don’t send me to that scary “break room.” I don’t know how to make my eyes appear kind enough. 

SEVERANCE is a careful, subtle series leading its viewers down a path of no return. It is impossible to go back. I am hooked and betting on the workers. They will tackle the “bullies who are nothing but bull and air.” I can’t wait.

It is available to stream on APPLE TV+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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