Great idea, this. I've not watched it in about five years.
The impression I get re: the "ultra hip online gestalt" is that it's part of the semi-ironic celebration of masculinity they've adopted out of spite/impatience with liberal identity politics. That and they just like to adopt contrarian positions and be on the outside. It's the same thing with them cheering on and enjoying Trump and Anna Khachiyan saying Paul Hollywood's the ideal man.What about the show resonates with the moment?
The show has had a kind of reemergence in the current ultra hip online gestalt, possibly relevant to the Brooklyn culture mafia.
When I started watching I was accused by a friend of copying 'the cool kids.'
What about the show resonates with the moment?
I love that scene when they are staying in a hotel and Tony goes past Paulie's room and he is laughing again and again like a total fucking idiot at some moronic comedy. In fact it's not LIKE an idiot, he is an idiot, a total simpleton, of course we know this already as by now there have been fifty odd episodes, but this hammers it home so hard how... childlike he is. I often enjoy this trope in films of fuckwitted killers and totally uncool hitmen.