I have already seen it in its first episodes: ‘Separation’ was a series that was going to stand out. Its premise is original, its actors play their roles perfectly, and its setting has very few areas where it could improve. Now that its first season is over, we can say: ‘Separation’ is one of the best series on Apple TV+ and probably the best we’ll see in 2022.
The creation of Dan Erickson and the direction of Ben Stiler combine perfectly to describe this dystopia: imagine that there is a Berlin wall in your brain which separate your personal self from your work self
What makes this series great, for me, are two things. The first is his photography, his scenography in a cold wasteland that describes a company with a founder so idealized that he is sometimes compared to a god. Sometimes it reminded me of Aperture Science, from the Portal video game saga.
The second is undoubtedly the interpretations of each character. They are the main pillar of the series, because it depends on them that we understand what this “mental separation” means that makes you two completely different people depending on whether you are at home or in the office. Yes they solve it masterfully.
Everything is crowned by the mystery of the company itself: its purpose, the way its employees and its managers work… a great enigma to be solved. The series begins in a strange way that may not convince everyone, but goes less and more until culminating in a memorable season finale
The best news is that Apple has renewed “Separation” for a second season, so we can continue to experience what’s going on inside the walls of Lumon. This series has unquestionably become the best in the catalog for this spring, and one of the best of the entire current television scene. Essential.
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