‘The chair’ is an American dramedy where you see the lead character, Ji-Yoon going through different personal and professional challenges in her life. Also, ‘The chair’ attempts to grapple with the problems with contemporary academia as there is a gap between those who educate and those who seek education.
The Chair got premiered on Netflix in August 2021, which makes the TV series a fresh release. The story of the show builds up with each episode which makes the show interesting. The season got popular among the masses very soon and the public is asking for season two already. The Chair is the most binge-able series on Netflix.
The Chair V series season 1 has a total of 6 episodes with each episode consisting of 30 minutes each. Here are all the six episodes’ titles
1.** Brilliant Mistake
The Faculty Party
The Town Hall
Don’t Kill Bill
The Last Bus in Town
Professor Ji Yoon Kim becomes the first woman of color chair of the English department at Pembroke University. While it is a proud moment, it also comes with challenges of its own kind. There are enrollment issues and an overall failing English department.
Bill Dobson is another professor, who while grieving for her dead wife discovers his romantic feelings for Ji Yoon.
The entire plot is set around the character of Ji Yoon.
She faces other challenges such as her relationship with her colleague Bill Dobson who is also found to be her crush. Meanwhile, she also has an adopted girl child. The story also covers how she manages her relation with her.
The English department at Pembroke University is largely dominated by white males.
The chair is a creation of Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman starring the Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh. The cast of the show is as follows:
• Sandra Oh as Ji-Yoon Kim: She is the lead role who attains the position as the first Head of Department at the Pembroke University.
• Jay Duplass as Bill Dobson: He is friend, crush, and love of Ji-Yoon. Also, he happens to be her colleague who is a mess after his wife died and his daughter left for college.
• Nana Mensah as Yaz McKay: English department’s young faculty member who is also up for tenure
• Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee: She is the adopted daughter of Ji Yoon Kim
• Bob Balaban as Elliot Rentz: English department’s faculty member
• Holland Taylor as Joan Hambling: English department’s faculty member
• David Morse as Paul Larson: Dean of Pembroke University
The Chair is a Netflix original series. You can watch the TV series on Netflix.
The story of ‘The Chair’ is engaging for the viewership. Sandra Oh as Ji Yoon gives an emphatic and hilarious performance in the show. The dramatic scheme of events also acts as a pull factor for the viewers. Overall the series has amazing videography and it makes you laugh as well with great comic timing as well.
According to the critical views on Rotten Tomatoes, the series has spot-on observations about Academia. Rotten Tomatoes also gives the series a good rating of 80 percent, which makes ‘The chair’ a good watch for the public.
There is no confirmation regarding season 2 as yet. However, this is normal as the season 1 of ‘The Chair’ has just gotten released on August 21, 2021. The answer to this question lies in the future.