Apple TV+’s new eight-part series traces the rise and “partial decline” of WeWork, the office space company that was once worth $47 billion, Nick Hilton said in The Independent. As the title suggests, the company collapsed – although it still exists but without its founder and original CEO, the charismatic Israeli ex-naval officer Adam Neumann. Neumann is played here with “hypnotic zeal” by Jared Leto, while Anne Hathaway stars as his wife Rebekah, who seems to match him “pound for pound” in the ego stakes. For all the talk of leases and IPOs, the Neumanns’ “oddly sympathetic love story” is at the center of the drama — which is just as well, since WeWork’s history isn’t as compelling as, say, Facebook or Theranos.
Like “every other Apple show,” this drama is slick, finely crafted, and cool, Camilla Long said in The Sunday Times. “Remodeling office space” would never produce glitzy television; that We crashed is quite compelling is largely due to Leto’s “exciting and unpredictable” performance. They did something weird to his face, making him look like he’s wearing a death mask; and he’s taken on an odd “high” accent that gives the character a “fabulously wacky edge.” As much as I enjoyed this rags-to-riches-to- (relatively) rags-to-riches story, Lucy Mangan said in The guard, it’s all pretty superficial. It caters to viewers’ taste for glee, but it would have been more interesting if it took a close look at how WeWork got so big.
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