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Few adaptations miss the point of their source material as brazenly as Christopher Yost’s series. There are many avenues to critique it from, ranging from casting decisions to direction to the script itself, and much ink has already been spilled on all of these. But it’s prudent to get even more granular. If we trace each individual influence behind both Bebops, the fundamental failings of the Netflix show become even more apparent.
In honor of the “new project” announcement, Vrai, Chiaki, and Meru look back at the proto-TRIGGER comedy, put its intensely 2010 vibes in context, and ask how and if the show can function for a modern audience.