All the characters in the HBO Max sci-fi series Station Eleven They are in search of beauty. They also frequently question what makes us human, even in the worst of circumstances. In the argument, all answers converge to a single point. Humanity comes from art. Or in any case, he will survive a tragedy that threatens to decimate his existence through the conviction that art is valuable. Is about a completely different premise than any dystopia. Much more, when he analyzes the perception of the aesthetic and the artistic as the only moral standard in a devastated time.
It might be thought that Station Eleven from showrunner Patrick Somerville, adaptation of the book of the same name Emily St. John Mandel, is tricky. After all, appeals to artistic consolation in the midst of a time when the audience tries to analyze their confinement. Two years into the pandemic, and with the feeling that the health emergency is not over, Station Eleven there is something urgent. But the actuality of his argument is not based on the fact that fiction analyzes a future from an uncertain present. Actually, it’s a brilliant argument that asks the right questions.
What makes us insist on persisting in the midst of death and desolation? For Station Eleven It is not just a journey through the sublime of the human being in search of identity. It is actually a look at the power of the artistic spirit and how it is analyzed. And that is perhaps the most striking point of a series in which the philosophical landscape becomes more powerful as you discover its secrets. The world may have ended, but the trail of the human, of the infinite possibilities of consolation, continues in the midst of time. Without a doubt, the most extraordinary point of an unforgettable story.
The Apocalypse and the Age of Wonder Station Eleven
Station Eleven, like the book, analyzes the events of a great global tragedy from “before and “after”. But instead of concentrating on the practical way of survival, the series is much more interested in the reason for that impulse. All the characters battle as best they can against the complex and dangerous mess of a world in rubble. But they come together, from different paths and perspectives, through the need to transcend. And it is that journey through all the threads that push towards the need to live, the high point of an unusual premise.
The element that propitiates the fall of civilization is born and is shown, it is a perpetual suffering. But the most beautiful, insistent and ambitious thing is reason to hold on to the human race. The journey through a collapsed world takes the artistic as a support, the human condition as a banner and in the end the power of the sensitivity of reason — that mysterious quality that makes us sustain identity and horror — as a spearhead towards the future, unpredictable and voracious in the midst of uneasiness.
The ten-chapter adaptation of the book to HBO Max explores the need to preserve the essentials of consciousness. He also does so by rethinking the idea of the individual in the midst of a collective catastrophe that is linked to something larger and more elaborate. The result is a revision of the essential concepts of the bookbut taken to a new and amazing level. Station Eleven ponders and rebels about the idea of the end of the world as we have imagined it.
The daring to persist despite the desolation
Station Elevaten no takes advantage of the trauma that the pandemic caused in everyday life. It is surprising that the series, despite the obvious parallels with today, is based on a peculiar and novel hypothesis. Why do we want to live? What are the elements that make the urgency to continue real? The group of characters, clinging to the artistic touring a dying world, is determined to prevail.
The HBO Max series has the appeal of the ideal, of great humanistic battles and a brilliant sense of the absurd. Through its ten chapters, it fights as best it can against the pessimism inherent in the loss of known landscapes. And that’s when his epiphany of art that grants a reason to live becomes a powerful concept. The end of the world has come, but the power to overcome the mere impulse of survival is more powerful. An idea that Station Eleven composes with surprising intelligence.