Review of “Happiest Season”

Hulu has been deadset on promoting this film on basically every social media platform I’m on, and even though I opted to give myself a huge task of watching a ton of horror movies this month, I decided to go ahead and dive in to this new release. Its marketing did not spark positive buzz for me, and even provided backhanded inspiration to write about meaningful drama. While this film makes a plethora of mistakes, it’s not entirely without charm, humor, or warmth.

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On Construction of Meaningful Cinematic Drama through Character Flaws

Given the upcoming slew of holiday dramas, romantic comedies, and more, I’ve had a lot of thoughts on an issue facing the majority of them: the lack of meaningful drama. Granted, the purpose of these romcoms is to not push the edge and to make some guaranteed cash around the holiday season, especially in North America where holiday struggles are a nearly universal experience for people. So, theme perhaps made more tangential, what is it that makes a good drama?

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