‘Mozart in the Jungle’ took home both Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a TV Comedy at the 2016 Golden Globes — but if you still haven’t watched, here’s what you need to know. Then, trust me — you’ll watch.
Some were shocked when Mozart in the Jungle, the amazing Amazon Prime dramedy took home not one, but two Golden Globe Awards, beating out shows like Orange is the New Black and Veep and actors like Patrick Stewart and Jeffrey Tambor! So, what exactly is it? Not to worry, by the end of this post, you’ll be popping in your headphones to binge.
Mozart in the Jungle is all about classical musicians in a New York symphony; Lola Kirke stars as Hailey, an oboist while winner Gael García Bernal plays Rodrigo, the bizarre young conductor of her orchestra. The show is based on a memoir (Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall), but instead of going gritty and dark, the show stays fierce, and very relatable. The competition between the musicians, the arguments between the couples, the creative choices, etc. are all things that viewers can without a doubt relate to, and more than anything, want to watch others be a part of.
I have to say one of the best ways I’ve heard it described is from EP, Jason Schwartzman. “You go to classical music and you see tuxedos and you see a certain life, but you get a little closer, and the tuxedo’s stained,” he told NYMag. “There’s a hole in it. That’s what a lot of this is about.”
The second season of the show just hit Amazon on Dec. 30, and trust me — it’s very quick to catch up on! Are you hooked yet?