June 24, 2024

How to Become a Cult Leader Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online

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How to Become a Cult Leader Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online

Peter Dinklage returns to perform sarcastic narration in another Netflix documentary.

Peter Dinklage is awesome. If you don’t think he’s awesome, you need to go watch The Station Agent. However, his name is not really the first that would come to my mind if Netflix said to me, “We’re making a sarcastic documentary. Who’s your dream narrator?” But after his turn at talking to us about the rules of how to become a tyrant, I’m glad he’s back.

The topic of cult leaders is just as lurid and interesting as tyrants. It’s also a pretty fluid transition talking about tyrants who prey on their citizens to cult leaders who prey on their followers. The problem is that it sometimes feels like we’re covering very similar ground. Perhaps they’re trying to say cult leaders and tyrants are not so different. If so, that’s not exactly a deep thought.

Again, the choices will likely cause a lot of consternation. Would anyone have really complained if they had skimmed over the history of Heaven’s Gate? Their history was more interesting than one might expect, but I doubt people are dying to know what Heaven’s Gate was up to in the 1970s. It did lead to an intriguing concept, though: how do you deal with failed prophecies?

A failed prophecy seems like it would completely derail your cult. The truth is that sometimes cults bounce back stronger than ever. The reasons are really interesting, and they could go a long way to explaining why people stick with cults despite their ridiculousness. I mean, how do you stick around when someone says, “I’m the messiah, and I need you to have sex with me and mortgage your house”?

There are so many notorious cults that are missing. In many cases, there’s no mention at all or just a trivial throwaway buried in the middle of an episode. And what can you say about Jim Jones or Charles Manson in 30 minutes that we haven’t already seen several times before? Especially with them, it might have been better to talk more generically. Yes, we all know Manson was a failed rock star.

This is likely the sort of thing that would have sent me looking deeper if I had seen it when I was a teenager, and I think that’s a good thing. So, despite its flaws, I have to say that I’m glad it’s out there, and I’m glad that Peter Dinklage is back. I was leaning toward a 7, but I’ll give it an 8 so encourage more sarcastic docuseries with him.

How to Become a Cult Leader Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online