The Hero’s journey of David Meyers and Red Oaks

 
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Episode Two “Doubles”

Red Oaks, New Jersey, and the entire world was starting to suffer from a symbolic deficiency in 1985. In this author's opinion, we are dying from its absence today as of the writing of this article. We need artists to break us through, now more than ever. Is David going to be one of those artists? He still doesn't know. He's still standing firmly inside the Call to Adventure. He just fought and won the biggest battle of his life when he defeated Getty 6 games to nil in tennis, and don't forget he was wasted just a few hours before these matches happened. And at the end of that terrible ordeal, he stood supplicating in front of Skye Getty, his rock of Gibraltar were we to compare him to Hercules for a moment.

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Episode One “Pilot”

I think the Red Oaks Pilot episode of the Amazon Studios show is one of the finest first episodes of any show ever made. I would certainly put it in my top five. As co-creator of the Red Room Podcast, now nearly ten years old and with over 160 episodes, Scott Ryan and I have made a lot of lists. Like Jack Black's character Barry Judd in High Fidelity, we believe the list of defined values in Television is critical to anyone who wants others in the TV Analysis gig to take them seriously. So I want you to understand what it means when I say I think this show is one of the best of the best and I'm using this article to kick off the long, episode by episode, argument I'm going to make for you to watch it over and over again and hopefully love it as much as I do. I'm even pulling in one of my biggest influences in life to help me out with this.

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