Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Six-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's satirical WW2 novel
Hulu said of the series in a synopsis, "Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is to come down alive.' His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly.
More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn.
The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you're crazy, and don't have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you're sane, and so you have to fly them."
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