If it keeps on raining like this in Seattle, and it will, nonstop, there’s plenty of new TV to binge watch on Netflix. Shorten up the long rides, leave early to avoid rush hour, and check a new series like OKJA from the director of Snowpiercer and The Host (two favs).
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
Premiering June 28th, expect OKJA to blend genres: humor, poignancy, and drama with Tilda Swenson and Jake Gyllenhaal in lead roles.
After drying off from a soaking wet ride, I’ll welcome a “Distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us.”