We discussed our initial impressions of “Devs” on an episode of the Original Content podcast a couple of weeks in the past, shortly after the present launched on FX/Hulu. At the time, we noticed that even the present made time for bits of Silicon Valley satire, the temper was principally one in every of thriller and dread.
Now that we all know the complete story, it appeared like time to revisit our dialogue. If something, the dread will increase over the course of the present’s first and solely season, changing into oppressive and overwhelming as writer-director Alex Garland lays out the complete implications of a mysterious quantum computing challenge often known as Devs.
Our reactions to the story’s heady philosophical environment different — Jordan discovered the entire thing a bit ponderous, whereas Anthony and Darrell have been fully glad to comply with Garland into arguments about determinism versus free will, and to debate the implications of the present’s remaining episode.
At the very least, all of us agreed that there’s nothing on tv fairly prefer it. Plus, the present options robust performances from Nick Offerman as a tormented tech CEO and Alison Pill because the Devs challenge’s steely chief.
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And for those who’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:18 “Devs” full season evaluation
7:25 “Devs” spoiler dialogue