Four Weddings and a Funeral is a Hulu original with new episodes every Wednesday. It’s produced my Mindy Kaling which I knew I was going to absolutely fall in love with (I love Mindy). FWAF (my new acronym for the show) is based on the movie of the same title. This show is targeted straight at millennials which is one of the reasons you should be watching whether you are a millennial or not.
- Millennials live in a very interesting environment where they are expected to do and be everything their baby boomer predecessors did and were. However due to the trial and error of said baby boomers millennials cannot do the same things and reap the same rewards. FWAF follows four millennials after college, in their careers or lack thereof, and through their personal relationships. If you are a millennial, I’m sure you’ve dealt with being in a job you hate but reaping financial benefits or you’ve landed your dream job that pays nothing. I’m sure you thought you would be further along in life (career, marriage, kids) not barely making enough to pay the bills and eat each month. FWAF shows you that it’s not just you! And for those who aren’t millennials take a look past your own observations and prejudices to realize we aren’t coming up in the same world you did.
- FWAF follows a very diverse group of young people. This may be the best thing about this show. We watch Kash, a Pakistani Muslim in London go to mosque and debate an arranged marriage with his dad but on the other hand we see Ainsley a young white American get cut off by her southern rich parents. The diversity of the show and how it is presented is so organic, nothing is forced. No matter how different the character is culturally they are still relatable. That my friend is TV gold.
- FWAF teaches amazing lessons about love and loss neither of which you will ever fully understand whether you are 27 or 77. Losing a family member or significant other, getting cheated on or left at the alter you may never experience some of these events, but the lesson is learning how to be there for somebody when something like that happens. Emotional intelligence is something that is extremely critical in life not just on the job. FWAF shows how to be supportive, cope, and celebrate all the things life can throw at you because walking around thinking that will never happen to me is just plain ignorant.
If you have Hulu settle in this weekend and binge watch season 1 (it’s just 10 episodes) and if you don’t have Hulu go on and sign up for the free trial, you’ll be glad you did.
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