Comedy has always been the perfect channel to comment on the human condition, and today’s comedies are starting to bring modern love stories into question. Across today’s television streaming landscapes today, the romantic-comedy has shifted into something darker.
Growing up and having learned countless lessons from the many films screened on weekend divorce-visits with my dad and in the midst of my first year of college (when I would opt for my dorm bunk bed and IMDB-Top-100 recommended marathon DVDs over partying with friends), movies were sort of like my church.
Change in tradition is most oftentimes looked at as disappointing. We are a culture of comparison, constantly being reminded of what once was coupled with a romantic longing for the good ol days (and when a hip cousin switches out an uncle’s annual cheese plate with a charcuterie board, fists go flying.)