Wild Wild Country Season 1
Wild Wild Country season 1 started airing on Friday, March 16, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
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Netflix's Ted Sarandos Teases Obama Projects - via Variety
Sarandos was joined onstage by Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s head of documentary and comedy programming, and Maclain Way and Chapman Way, creators of the six-and-a-half-hour documentary series “Wild Wild Country,” about the Rajneeshpuram community, which the service released earlier this year.
Way Brothers Talk About How HBO Took A Pass On 'Wild Wild Country' - via Deadline
Sarandos talked about the increasing global scope of Netflix’s storytelling, and how much of his time is devoted to promoting local-language content in all 190 countries where the streaming service is now available. Some shows, like 13 Reasons Why or Stranger Things, have broad, worldwide appeal while others, like Casa de Papel (Money Heist), play well in specific markets like Latin America and Europe.
Wild Wild Country (Original Score) - via Pitchfork
In the series, the score tends to supply a counter-narrative to what you see. In an early scene, when bemused Oregonians gawk at the Rajneeshpuram for wearing crimson and rolling out a red carpet on the sidewalk for their leader, the music plays neither into reverence nor ridicule. It instead introduces a creeping distance and prowling depth, pushing us not to gape at a foreign presence or believe a mystical promise but to consider how these ideas intersect. “The Guillotine” references Rajneesh leader Ma Anand Sheela’s provocation, “With every crown comes the guillotine.” But the piece doesn’t analyze the idea. It begins with disturbing plunks of woodblock and pizzicato strings, as though a stone has been dropped into a liquid that somehow silences the splash. Piano and violin wind around one another in loops. We are lodged inside a perplexing new system of unknown laws, the music asking us to ponder the mechanisms.
Bring Me The Horizon on how 'Wild Wild Country' inspired new single 'Mantra' - via Nme
He continued: “That’s how it started. It kind of blossomed into being about a bit more than a relationship, because I think we are quite tribal people. People want to belong to a cult. I think it’s a problem now more than ever, because people say they want to believe in someone, then they don’t want to admit that it’s wrong because it doesn’t agree with what they initially said.”
'We avoided any kind of armed conflict': Netflix's 'Wild, Wild Country' and Oregon history - via Kval
"Seeing this extreme and people going, 'Hmm I wonder if that could that happen again' is a very interesting way of drawing people in," said Marion Goldman, a University of Oregon professor emeritus who studied the Rajneeshees.
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
The group follows the elderly spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as the Bhagwan, or Rajneesh or Osho. He practices an unusual form of meditation, encourages the rejection of established religion and promotes open sexuality among his followers, known as sannyasins. His hobbies include being enlightened <...> - by Flick Patrol [John McNeil]
As one of the Rajneeshees advises about the journey of following Bhagwan, “the truth lies within.” That might be the largest force within “Wild Wild Country,” the way its logic always goes back to the seed of belief, how a feeling deep in one's gut can send a person on the wildest of journeys. Watching this <...> - by RogerEbert.com [Nick Allen]
As for Rajneesh himself, who died in 1990, he remains something of an enigma. From the footage that exists of his public speeches, it’s hard to sense the charisma that could have persuaded his followers to believe in a shamelessly avaricious guru with a million-dollar diamond Rolex and the largest collection of <...> - by The Atlantic [Sophie Gilbert]
From early footage alone, she’s the kind of person you expect to be in jail or in hiding, but the Way brothers found her. She’s a prominent part of the present-day commentary, alongside the current mayor and long-time resident of Antelope, a number of local ranchers, and a few key Rajneeshees. Their <...> - by indieWire [Ben Travers]
Moreover, the fact that Sheela is a woman who projects such confidence and, in the old archival footage, such utter fearlessness, inspires fascination — if not outright admiration — in some viewers, in spite of things she did that they find disturbing. You'll hear the word "bad-ass." Her defiance is tinged with <...> - by NPR [Linda Holmes]