Adele has found a new obsession. She’s stanning I May Destroy You.
Like the rest of us, the “Hello” singer has been killing time in lockdown by binge-watching TV. With HBO’s new series, she’s discovered a total gem.
It’s “the best thing I’ve seen on British TV for yeaaaarssss!!,” the superstar singer enthuses about I May Destroy You. “Go watch it on iplayer right now. It’s wholesome, uncomfortable, hilarious but terribly sad and then awkward…and then it makes you cough a bit for no reason and also makes you go put the kettle on, for no reason.”
Directed by and starring Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You spans 12 half-hour episodes. According to its blurb on the IMDB, the series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, “in the new landscape of dating and relationships,” while making the distinction between “liberation and exploitation.”
THR’s Daniel Fienberg was similarly impressed. “It’s angry and confused in intentional ways, messy and erratically focused in logical ways,” Fienberg writes, “and a guaranteed conversation-starter certain to generate equal measures of devotion and abrupt dismissal.”
Adele has experienced some unique reactions to the show, which premiered June 7.
“You might pretend you need a pee and then you get a bit itchy, then it makes you ask your girls things you haven’t before. And then makes you want to run out in the street and laugh so hard like mad til you cry for absolute hours! I’ve never felt so many emotions at once! Absolutely fantastic,” she writes, dropping in six clapping hands emojis. That’s hard to beat, and clearly higher praise than two thumbs up.
Coel “bloody SMASHED it,” Adele continues.
Check out her post below.