Plot: The greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.
Starring Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, O-T Fagbenle
Debuts on Apple TV+ on March 18, 2022
Fear is a choiceRebekah Neumann
Jared Leto has become one of those actors that fully engulfs himself into each of his roles and while some people don’t love it, what he brings to the table is always unique and fresh for me.
Adam Neumann (Leto) has a thick accent, an outlandish personality and seems to really engulf himself, in well himself. When we meet him, we find out the board has voted him out of his company and as he is on the verge of finding out, the show rewinds 12 years to have us see where Neumann started.
While the show kind of follows the same path we typically see, watching the rise of an entrepreneur getting told no over and over again didn’t make it less enjoyable. We see Adam battling through stores, offices, schools to get his product on the map.
Tonight i’m PeacockingAdam Neumann
Oh, who doesn’t love a love story and how it all started. When we met Rebekah (Anne Hathaway), we see that she is the glue that keeps Adam together, but upon the rewind and see how these two fell in love was incredible. Two polar opposites very much in a cat and mouse game, Adam is smitten by Rebekah and she is not smitten by him. I loved the dynamic and the layout because these two had incredible chemistry that oozed so much reality in how two people full of themselves end up calling each other on their shit and falling in love.
I mention this all the time about pilots–the story must do enough to lay out the structure to make the viewer want to continue onto the next episode. The story is intriguing, but Leto’s ability to sell the story being told makes the pilot so good. Hathaway is icing on the cake when it comes to the journey. I loved this pilot and I am an investor.