Must Watch: Nora From Queens

Highlight of being sick in bed was finding this absolute gem. Nora From Queens left me doubled over in laughter, blinded by my tears, from beginning to end. Nora, played by Awkwafina, is an underachieving stoner, pushing her thirties, still living at home with her grandma and father. Attempting to assert her adulthood she finds herself in ridiculous situations; getting addicted to amphetamines in order to balance her gaming addiction and real estate assistant position, getting caught up in her own Fyre Festival scandal. The latter made so much funnier due to the dynamic with her foil character, Edmund. Her gay, tech-savvy, successful cousin, who reads Nora whenever possible.

The show is similar to Broad City in that it showcases that ‘Only In New York’ (OINY) eccentricity, that as a native I can attest to. A city filled with complex, zany characters all trying to find their place and purpose. A reminder that the definition of success varies from person to person, people value different things, everyone has their own timeline. Awkwafina is about elevated fuckery, adding levity to soften the edge of what can sometimes be a cruel world. Can’t wait for season two. What is your version of success? Do you feel pressured by society to have a different goal? Why? Via: Nora From Queens

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