The first episode of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal set our expectations, only to break them with each subsequent episode, until number 4, “The Fielder Method,” shattered them into dust; we’re not watching a rehearsal anymore.
What are we watching, exactly? It’s hard to say!
The show feels a bit like watching the creative process in action, with all its chaotic spontaneity, Nathan’s original idea having branched out into layered simulations, prompting moments of discomfort, poignancy, and unexpected beauty.
The episode begins with another stilted conversation between Nathan and Angela, as she talks about her history of drug use, sparked by the anger she
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