Vibes: Station Eleven (Mini-series)
Mbithi: Oh no, a show about a pandemic! Made before and during an actual pandemic!! You think you'd know what to expect, but Station Eleven surprised me with its humane and compassionate story about a bunch of people who are trying to survive and have found hope and life in art and stories.
Station Eleven doesn't have the high stakes or the cynicism of a series like The Walking Dead, but I think that's what I loved the most about it. It's a slow burn of a show about the best parts of us. There's a theatrical troupe in the show called 'The Travelling Symphony' who have a motto I love, and have began to use myself: “because survival is insufficient.”
We need more.