In episode 4, Fielder realizes that his entire process is in some way designed to drive performance. This is where the full show “Getting Started.” To recruit background actors for his rehearsals, he founded an acting school in LA called “The Fielder Method.” During the classes, Fielder began to notice that a student named Thomas was having a hard time coming to terms with Fielder’s unconventional approach.
To see things from his perspective, Fielder hired more actors to play the actors in his class, while he embodied Thomas. He then proceeded to experience the aforementioned class from Thomas’s point of view. The more times Fielder experienced his own method, the more clearly Fielder understood the length of time his entire operation was sculpted to drive the performance. Lila Shapiro from Vulture understand more:
“Fielder understands that when people watch reality TV shows, they have certain expectations about how they’re supposed to act. In his own shows, he uses a variety of tactics to get audiences to his balance – throw or misdirection, sit in utter silence until they crack.”
The most significant revelation came when Fielder realized how deeply authentic could be misled by simply being on camera.
At its base, “The Rehearsal” is a hilarious bit of pseudo-realism consistent with surrealism, and its best reflection is his most introspective Fielder, questioning the legitimacy and the emotional resonance in his entire performance. The show has always been about Fielder more than anything else. “The Rehearsal” thrives on manipulation and that’s what makes it so great. With only two episodes to go, who knows what other mind-pulling mat Fielder has in store for us?
“The Rehearsal” airs every Friday and is currently on HBO Max.
https://www.slashfilm.com/957645/is-the-rehearsal-manipulative-lets-reenact-this-scenario-and-find-out/ Is the maneuver manipulative? Let’s reenact this scenario and find out