Tag: Grace Lavery

  • It’s Starting to Crash Down

    It’s Starting to Crash Down

    Eliza Morse, Netflix © 2021Nana Mensah as Yaz in The Chair You’re reading a recap of Episode 4 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Rebecca: A couple of […]

  • Sandra Oh’s Character Defends Professional Literary Criticism

    Sandra Oh’s Character Defends Professional Literary Criticism

    You’re reading a recap of Episode 5 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Rebecca: David Duchovny is so game in this episode. It reminds me of that hilarious […]

  • The Department Chair Goes Back to the Classroom, Finally

    The Department Chair Goes Back to the Classroom, Finally

    You’re reading a recap of Episode 6 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Rebecca: I am actually shocked by how much I enjoyed this series. One of the […]

  • ‘I’m Surprised by How Much Works’

    ‘I’m Surprised by How Much Works’

    Eliza Morse, Netflix © 2021Jay Duplass as Bill in The Chair. The new Netflix show The Chair follows a struggling English department and its new chair, Ji-Yoon Kim, played by Sandra Oh. The show has all the hallmarks of the academy, including an enrollment crisis, professors who are passionate about their areas of study, and […]

  • Cancel Culture or Student Activism?

    Cancel Culture or Student Activism?

    You’re reading a recap of Episode 2 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Rebecca: I love that moment in the episode when Ji-Yoon is walking across campus and […]

  • Is the Department Chair the Boss?

    Is the Department Chair the Boss?

    You’re reading a recap of Episode 3 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. Dan: Sorry, I’m just going to open this discussion with David Duchovny, author of The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett’s Early Novels. […]