asth77 wrote in ohnotheydidnt

Reviews are in for Netflix' "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"

The New York Times (Super-Sorter Marie Kondo Now Has a Reality Show) : "... There are no real heroes or villains. Just an awareness of a consumer culture run amok, of lives well-lived in houses with mostly ample storage and the dawning, troublesome realization — particularly when you consider the nesting skills of a pair of engaging young gay couples, one male and one female — that a generation of Americans may have never learned how to properly take care of themselves...."

The New Yorker (Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Reviewed: The Organizational Consultant as Freelance Exorcist) : "There is perhaps a smidgen of Orientalism in the series’s framing of its Japanese star as a sprite who flutters efficiently across a nonspecific U.S.A., gracing its chaotic households with wisdom. ... "

ELLE ( Tidying Up With Marie Kondo: The Binge-Watch That Will Get You Off the Couch ) : "...By the time I had consumed six of the nine episodes, I had Kondoed my way through a chest of drawers, a random assortment of desk detritus, and...just a lot of stuff. I thought I'd get something out of watching other people eliminating their messes, but it turns out that the joy of tidying up is something that requires—and inspires—a little participation...."

Pajiba ( Review: Netflix Inspire New Years’ Cleaning with ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ ) : "... The show itself is less interesting than the conversations it sparks. Watching families work to declutter, one is reminded of how such labour is typically coded as female, and the discussions had in each episodes by and large imply that it is the wives and mothers doing most of the heavy lifting around the house. ..."

Sources : Troy Patterson for The New Yorker , Penelope Green for The New York Times  , Kayleigh Donaldson for Pajiba , Estelle Tang for ELLE

Have you watched it and if yes what did you think? Will it be part of your 2019 resolutions? I wonder what would have been the reviews if she was a white male.... Some of the reviews are kind of ridic, and some are really hilarious lol 


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