Teddy Go! - Netflix
Yamase Kazuko is a 23-year-old part-time worker who recently got cheated and dumped by her boyfriend and also just lost her job - basically she feels she has reached the rock bottom in life. One day, she walks by a store and finds a teddy bear she fell in love with at first sight. She immediately buys and happily returns home with the teddy bear. The next morning, as she wakes up, what she saw in the mirror was a reflection of herself cuddling with … an tough-looking, middle-aged man! However apparently, no one can see him but Kazuko. He is actually the spirit of a man named Amano Yasuo, a detective who lost his life in the line of duty, hosted within the body of a teddy bear. With exchange conditions, the appealingly odd pair a job-less young female and middle-aged detective decide to work together to uncover the truth behind that criminal case that Amano pursued while he was alive.
(This show is based on an original work by Miaki Kato's novel entitled "Are You Teddy?".)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Teddy Go! - Teddy Perkins - Netflix
“Teddy Perkins” is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy-drama television series Atlanta, and the sixteenth episode of the series overall. It was originally broadcast on FX in the United States on April 5, 2018. The episode features series regular Darius visiting a mansion to pick up a free piano, where he encounters a strange man named Teddy Perkins. Against the phone advice of Alfred, Darius continues his attempt to leave with the piano, and discovers that Perkins intends to turn the mansion into a museum. In a “major departure” from the typical comedic structure of Atlanta, series creator Donald Glover wrote the episode and played the titular Teddy Perkins character. Hiro Murai directed the episode, his eleventh directorial credit for Atlanta. In its initial airing, FX aired the 41-minute episode, longer than a typical Atlanta episode, with no commercial breaks. The episode was highly praised by critics, some calling it one of the most creatively innovative episodes in the show's history. It received 0.776 million viewers in its initial airing.
Teddy Go! - Reception - Netflix
“Teddy Perkins” was lauded by critics, and is considered one of the most creatively innovative episodes in Atlanta's history. Dee Lockett of Vulture said that “Teddy Perkins” will “likely go down as one of the wildest episodes of Atlanta– and television, in general – to ever air”. Complex's Khris Davenport compared the episode's dark and unnerving tone to the social thriller film Get Out, as did Vulture and IndieWire. Brian Richards of Pajiba said that his “stomach tied itself into every imaginable knot” while watching the episode. Uproxx called the episode a “horrific acid trip” that “brings the idea of destroyed heroes to a grizzly conclusion”, also calling it an “incredible episode of television”. Gold Derby offered high praise for Lakeith Stanfield's performance, particularly praising the “freedom” the episode allowed Stanfield to show his range. The character of Teddy Perkins, and Glover's portrayal of him, was praised by critics. The Huffington Post called him a “tormented, broken man”. Director Steven Soderbergh called the episode the “most beautifully photographed half hour of TV” he had ever seen, adding that it was “COMPLETELY BANANAS [sic]”. The A.V. Club said that Atlanta has “never felt more dangerous” than in “Teddy Perkins”. The New York Times praised the episode's deconstruction of classic horror movie tropes. IndieWire said that “Teddy Perkins” “might have been the most horrific Atlanta episode to date”, and said that the “sense of complacency and safety” from the previous week's more humorous “Barbershop” was “torn away”. It also called the soft-boiled ostrich egg scene “perhaps one of the most disturbing sequences in the entire series”. The episode received 0.776 million viewers in its initial airing, with a 0.4 rating in the 18–49 demographic.
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