THE CHAIR – Review by Susan Granger

This ‘Back to School’ month is the perfect time for Netflix’s new college-set series The Chair, starring Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first female head of the English department at (fictional) Pembroke University. A prestigious “lower-tier Ivy,” Pembroke has always favored its rich, white students and faculty, so the newly elected Chair faces not only gender prejudice but also racial bias. A single mother, she’s raising an adopted daughter, Ju-Ju (Everly Carganilla), with the help of her widowed, Korean-speaking father (Lee Ji-Yong).

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THE CHAIR – Review by Martha K Baker

In The Chair, Amanda Peet and Annie Wyman created not only a rom-com but also a horror show. While a cord of romance threads through the story and humor tickles its plot, the horror closes in on reality. The Chair brings tears of joy and fear as it recognizes the ardor of literature in modern campus life amid the odor of cancelation.

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