THE CHAIR MOVIE REVIEW
Class is now in session! Netflix’s “The Chair”, starring Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass, launched recently, taking a look into the complicated world of academia as it brushes up against a modern, ever-changing world. Oh plays Dr. Kim, the first woman of color to sit at the head of the English department at Pembroke University on the cusp of backlash from her peers and a mounting campaign to strip a fellow professor (Duplass) of his job. What did our pupils Davey, Jordan, and Mark think of this six-episode dramedy? Did it get an A, or is it on academic probation? Listen to find out!
CREATED BY: Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman
STARRING: Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Bob Balaban, Everly Carganilla, David Morse, Holland Taylor, Ji Lee, Ron Crawford, Ella Rubin, Mallory Low, Jordan Tyson, Marcia Debonis, Bob Stephenson, Cliff Chamberlain, David Duchovny
Davey Peppers (Staff Writer, Audio and Video Editor, Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize)
Many words have been used to describe Davey Peppers. Words like “Eh” and “Please go outside, just once”. He studied film and advertising at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, because two degrees in fields with terrible job placement is better than one, and currently runs the YouTube channel Game Mechanics. He is easily distracted by shiny things and even the most basic passing mention of a movie being sad. He can be found on Twitter as well as staring at a blank wall wondering what the point is, and if his spending so much time staring at walls is the reason he’s not funny.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Mark Prince (Screener Squad)
Mark Prince is a lifelong nerd so old he remembers the first edition of Dungeons and Dragons, the original Star Wars in the theater, and comics that cost a quarter and could be found on racks in the local apothecary. By day, a mere human services worker, by night he emerges to combat boredom, master the vagaries of the B grade television serial, the C grade cinematic release, and to ever assist his fellow man, as well as to master, once and for all, the Shoryuken Dragon Punch with ever stiffening thumbs.
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