An interview with Dan Erickson
I hadn't heard of this show until just now, but this may be the thing that gets me to finally subscribe to AppleTV.
I actually lived a work experience a lot like this: I spent 20+ years as a medical transcriptionist. Even before I started working from home full-time in 1999, I had no relationship with my coworkers because we were each plugged into our headsets listening to the doctors, so there was no office chatter, nothing to connect home to work. Then I'd come home from work and wasn't allowed to talk about anything I'd typed, so there was nothing to connect work to home. Eventually, I sort of trained my mind to forget every report I typed as soon as I sent it in. I'd clock out at the end of the day and I could tell you how many lines of text I'd transcribed that day but couldn't recall details of a single report.
I'm currently in school for a career change (museum studies, graduating this fall if all goes according to plan), but even if worst comes to worst and I'm not able to find a museum job, I'd do just about anything rather than go back to transcription.
I devoured this interview. Severance has been one of the best shows to come out this year. My husband and I look forward to unraveling the mysteries every week. I immediately head to Reddit afterwards to see what others thought of the episode, and figure out which new theories are being pedaled. SO GOOD.
Severance is LIFE
Wow that Sizzler video.
Love how it's explicitly framed as being Sizzler for the 90s but if you asked me to put a date on what I was seeing it would be around 1987. And the aspirational suit-wearing Sizzler clientele there. There's so much there.
Great interview! I love that he said out loud that today’s writers are throwing bones to the redditors and other internet dissectors of content. I really wish Discord didn’t break my brain; I’d love to dig in with you all!
I waited a bit to get started and then binged the season in two sittings, which was very enjoyable because I felt really immersed in the world. But last week was the first episode I saw on the day it was released and it feels like this is a perfect show for that style of viewing with a weeklong wait to build anticipation and anxiety.
I cannot get over the set design and color palette of the show. And as a design-nerd from NJ, I was embarrassed that I had never heard of the Bell Labs complex before, but I've been obsessed with reading about it all week.
Just came here to say we just watched the finale last night or rather, went straight from Episode 8 to 9 because there was no turning off the television to go to bed at that point. I hope people who find the show avoid reading too much about it because the reveals have been masterful. It's just so sure-footed. Massive respect for Patricia Arquette...
Love the show. Loved this interview. Would love to read a part 2 interview with Dan.
Sizzlers song on repeat in my head now…..
I came here to see if anyone else read this and *immediately* thought about Zakiya Harris’s “The Other Black Girl.” (which I think Hulu is developing into a show). There is such an interesting parallel between the concepts, and then all the difference in the world between them. I am a little too headachy in this exact moment to launch into my own thoughts but please please let somebody else have things to say??
Severance sounds so fascinating! I wish I could master separating my home brain from my work brain because I would be so much less distracted!
I haven't watched Severance, even though some of my internet pals rave about it -- but this convinced me to give it a shot! It sounds fascinating and thoughtful.