The Quarantine Stream: ‘Pretend It’s a City’ Features Many Scenes of Martin Scorsese Laughing Uncontrollably, Which is What You Need Right Now
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 by Chris Evangelista
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: Pretend It’s a City
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Martin Scorsese directs a seven-part series about writer Fran Lebowitz and, by extension, New York City. There’s a lot of laughing.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Look, we could all use a distraction right now, and Pretend It’s a City is like a balm for the soul. I’m not saying this is a “feel-good” series because it’s not (there’s too much complaining on hand for it to earn such a label). But it will make you feel good.