Netflix is gonna do a show about an English department: “The Chair centers on the chair of an English department at a major university.” Wyman who co-wrote the pilot is a Harvard PhD candidate & “likes extravagantly strange nonfictional worlds.” Word.
New Netflix series about woman chair of a major university English department. Where the real action is, and I can only wonder it took them so long to figure it out.
LEAKED! Episode titles and plot summaries from The Chair, Netflix's upcoming 6-part series about an academic department...
Trigger warning for academics: A new Netflix show called “The Chair” will center on the chair of an English department at a major university dealing with departmental drama.
If this show is realistic, ’s mostly white colleagues will mistake her for another Asian woman; be puzzled when she says hello in the hall because they don’t recognize her; & deny her promotion to full professor after she is chair for 6 years
Riveting episodes include: 1) We don’t want an Empiricist job search 2) They’re going to make us share offices 3) No, YOU are teaching the survey 4) History is taking our majors 5) New Learning Management System 6) It’s called “Digital Humanities”
open thread: plot ideas, joke suggestions, cameo proposals for this
Sandra Oh playing a professor and chair...I’m torn between swooning over Oh playing anything adjacent to my life and glee over tweeting about the inaccuracies #AcademicChatter
The fact that this show on academia is from the creators of the Game of Thrones is all you need to know. Now off to feed my direwolf. Sandra Oh To Star In ‘The Chair’ Dramedy Series
Sandra Oh To Star In ‘The Chair’ Dramedy Series At Netflix. It’s hard to square this with my desire to die during a faculty meeting, because the transition would be so imperceptible.
This should be a riot! - Sandra Oh To Star In ‘The Chair’ Dramedy Series From Amanda Peet & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators At Netflix via