Offspring and When We Swam
My latest Netflix binge is the Australian show, “Offspring.”
I don’t know what I like best about it: the very real portrayal of what it feels like in your head when you have severe anxiety; the injection of offbeat humor into serious life circumstances; the all-too-real love/hate relationship of siblings; the “Scrubs” style bits of acted-out fantasies and possible scenarios; or the infectious folk-pop opening theme song.
The theme is the chorus of a song called “When We Swam” by Thao Nguyen (I had to look it up, of course, because it’s been stuck in my head for about a week now). Thao is a singer-songwriter from Virginia (her parents are Vietnamese refugees). This is the video for the song, by Thao and The Get Down Stay Down (her band):
And, if you’re like me, you’ll be singing the wrong words in your head, so here are the lyrics:
And now the song will be stuck in your head, too (you’re welcome) and the only cure is to watch the show (okay, it’s not a cure, the song will still be stuck in your head, but it’s a good show so watch it anyway).