The title of B.J. Novak's new FX on Hulu series, The Premise , feels like an ironic one, because exactly what the show is about, and why, proves so elusive. FX's press notes describe it as a "curated collection of character-driven episodes [that] challenges our shared morality tales, choosing art over argument, as it engages with the most relevant and meaningful issues of the modern era." That is a collection of words that seem more or less in order, but don't say a lot. The tagline, "An Anthology of Now," feels like the kind of smug marketing catchphrase that Novak's Office character, Ryan Howard, might have dreamed up during his Dunder Mifflin Infinity phase. An overarching premise can always be a challenge with episodic anthologies, where the cast and setting change from one installment to the next, but there's usually some kind of clear thematic link between all the disparate ideas — as the writer Daniel M. Lavery once joked , every episode of Black Mirror is "What if phones, but too much?" — which The Premise doesn't quite have. The five episodes critics were given for review are only slightly more helpful in figuring out what it is that… Read full this story
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