or why I like Neo Yokio ( and positively hate Rick & Morty. )
America is a very literal country. We say what we mean and we do what we say. Our founding fathers were all men of letters, even newspapermen, all very well read. Our constitution is written on a piece of paper by these same men. The very privilege to write anything and everything is enshrined in our first amendment. We are a country run by writers, whether they be writers of laws, of contracts, of screenplays or of checks. The writers literally run the show. Until now.
The writing on Neo Yokio is the polar opposite of the pedantic, heavy handed, supercilious Rick & Morty whose editorial board is essentially reddit.com. Please deliver us from these sanctimonious, college essay driven writing stylings of today's bloggers cum screenwriters who populate new media bullpens.
Neo Yokio is refreshingly superficial, light and breezy like a menthol cigarette or a diet 7 up. It's style is tongue and cheek, self effacing, unpretentious and full of 1990s anime cliches. Neo Yokio is light on the writing, light on the social righteousness and light on the eyes. In short, it's vaporwave.
Neo Yokio's absurdist retro futurism, the foppish cocktail parties, the mecha butler, the designer label name calling and the giant toblerones give the whole thing the feeling of an 1980s cocaine and vodka hangover that is just delightful.
I love it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Neo Yokio is a Netflix original production.
|Created by||Ezra Koenig|
|Written by||Ezra Koenig|
|Directed by||Kazuhiro Furuhashi|
|Creative director(s)||Ben Jones|
|Executive producer(s)||Ezra Koenig|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Studio Deen|
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