Mozart in the Jungle launched Season 2 yesterday, which is what I held off on a show review for, and I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Mozart in the Jungle is an Amazon Exclusive Show which follows behind the scenes of the New York Philharmonic in a fictional story as they get a new maestro.
The show stars Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) and Gael Garcia Bernal, who is nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as well as won the Image Foundation Award for Best Actor.
Hailey (Lola) is an up and coming oboist, teaching to children and trying to find her place in the music world, before trying out in the Philharmonic right as the famous maestro Rodrigo De Souza (Gael) gets set to take over the orchestra from a retiring maestro (Malcolm McDowell).
Other known actors are Saffron Burrows (Law & Order) as a cellist and Bernadette Peters as the Chairwomen of the Board.
Dealing with everything from the cohesion of the orchestra to ongoing labor issues (they need those bathroom breaks after all) this show will make you see the orchestra in a whole new light.
The show will also make you appreciate classical music more than you do now…which for most of us is probably very little.
They play enough of it to keep you interested, and don’t go overboard with it.
You also won’t see them walk down a hallway and break out in song…you know, like people do in real life…or in Glee.
Overall this show is an enjoyable 8.5 out of 10.