‘The Eddy’: Who cares if the story is flawed? Fans say Netflix show is proof Damien Chazelle can direct actors
Although ‘The Eddy’ boasts of compelling performances and soothing, melodious music, it is marred by a slow-moving plot
If you want a little jazz coupled with drama, thrills and chills, tune into Damien Chazelle's ‘The Eddy’ on Netflix. A little out-of-the-ordinary, the eight-part series revolves around Elliot Udo (André Holland), a New Yorker who left his wife and kids and is busy handling his new business with partner Farid (Tahar Rahim).
Although the show boasts of compelling performances and soothing, melodious music, it is marred by a slow-moving plot. Music lovers still seem to love the show. "#TheEddy is proof that Chazelle can really direct actors. Who cares if the story is flawed, the show is worth a watch just for the performances. It's also a great portrait of Paris. I hope it can open American audiences to what Paris is actually like: diverse, dynamic, rough..." one fan wrote on Twitter.
Some loved it for its "multi-racial musical scene," others thought it was rather "uneventful." "#TheEddy by @DSChazelle is a great drama that as a good piece of music takes its time to rehearse all the instruments to record a good album. It has family drama, thriller, and great, great music against the backdrop of Paris's magnetic, multi-racial musical scene. #Netflix," one fan said and another wrote, "Maybe binging #TheEddy was a bad idea because it was rather uneventful. It seemed like nothing happened over the near 8 hrs. Well, at least nothing dramatically that grabbed my attention. Not even the star charisma of Andre Holland worked for me."
One fan said, "I have some thoughts about people who want to quit #TheEddy after episode 1 but I’ll keep them to myself for now," and another wrote, "All what kept my attention after seeing two episodes is some nice jazz music and most importantly, this super charming face #TheEddy."
A few viewers got a little too emotional. "I'm on episode 3 and I am crying my eyes out Someone come save me from my own feelings pls #TheEddy," one said and another posted, "I’m halfway through #TheEddy and I am blown away so far by Amandla Stenberg and Andre Holland’s portrayals of these flawed characters! When they share scenes you forget that it’s acting."
And some of them who haven't watched it yet wondered how it would be like. "Have any of y'all watched THE EDDY on Netflix? I have a somewhat sensitive 12-year-old daughter, is it ok for her?? She can handle most like, 80's "teen" stuff but I'm not comfortable with much more "sex" type stuff than that level. Anyone? #TheEddy," one posted.
If you haven't watched it yet, get set to catch up eight hour-long episodes of the multilingual musical family and crime drama on Netflix.