Adam and Eve. Two people synonymous with what many consider to be humanity's greatest mistake. By taking fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve catalyzed humanity's fall from grace. They ushered in a world where we experience suffering, pain, and loss of identity. All sons and daughters who descend from these two have to experience a world less than ideal, but still beautiful in its own right. It's just not quite as good as it could be.
Netflix's "Dark" recently finished its three season run and though it's one of the greatest time travel stories I've ever witnessed, that topic is not one I'm going to tackle with this episode. Instead, I'd like to discuss one of Dark's core components: the issue of causality and choice. Can one choice create a ripple so drastic that every other person, whether they know the origin of that choice or not, become affected by that choice? Can we adequately pin the centuries of undue pain on two people we've never met but only read about?
This episode is as deep and engaging as the show itself. Promise. #NeverBelieveAnythingElse
EP69: "Forrest Gump" and the World as Our Villain
Review: Netflix's "Bodyguard"
E68: "Captain America" and the Freedom We All Want for Our Lives
E67: "The Great Divorce" and Why We Don't Take Hell So Seriously
Review: Tiger King...and Some Other Observations
Is Art Valuable In a Time of Crisis?
COVID-19 and What Story Do You Feel Is Being Told Right Now?
Mulan and #MeToo
Narrative Wars 12: Marriage: Real-Life Fairy Tale? Or Just a 1-in-2 Divorce?
E66: "Bambi" and Initiating Boys Into Manhood
Narrative Wars 11: Humans - Advanced Breed of Apes? Or Something Divine?
Update 2020 (It's a Short One)
E65: "Star Wars: A New Hope" and the Allure of Uncharted Space
E64: "Rudolph" and the Bullies, the Misfits, and Life's Harsh Lessons
Narrative Wars 10: Should We 'Bend the Knee' to Our Critics?
E63: "The Fellowship of the Ring" and Finding Your Place in a Group
Interview 18: Despite Popular Belief, "Story and THE Story Are Connected"
E62: "It" and Fear Through the Lens of Children and Adults
Interview 17: Sam Eldredge, author of "Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face"