While you have been stuck in isolation, I'm sure you have been bothered by the constant reminded you could be dedicating this low time to deep self-work. If you're anything like me you are very torn between wanting to rise to the occasion and a need to feed your Netflix addiction. But I have good news, you can achieve both, because of the genius creation of Duncan Trussell which is delivering a deep dive into self-understanding and exploring the big questions of the world in a Netflix show, The Midnight Gospel.
Born from the Podcast 'Duncan Trussell Family Hour' and birthed by famed adventure time creator Pendleton Ward, the show dives deep into topics on connection to self and external relations. Covering all aspects of life from death to meditation. Better yet, I will let the MG team do their thing and explain the show.
"The Midnight Gospel follows a spacecaster (video podcaster in space) named Clancy Gilroy who lives in a dimension called "The Chromatic Ribbon", where simulation farmers use powerful bio-computers to simulate universes to harvest technology. Each episode revolves around Clancy's travels through planets within the simulator, with the beings inhabiting these worlds as the guests he interviews for his space cast." Show synopsis from the Midnight Gospel site.
Beyond delivering entertaining content with a purpose, the show also delivers some slick hype fashion. After every trip into a simulation, Clancy returns to his dimension with a pair of shoes unique to the adventure. Each pair is as wack as Clancy's experience, while wack, there are a few sneakers that would be amazing in real-life. In particular, my favourites, are episode one sneaker's, giving some serious Back To The Future vibe with a cosmetic colour palette.
The animated image is fire, but we have all been blessed with the real-life version. Thanks to Dominic Ciambrone AKA The Shoe Surgeon who has teamed up with Midnight Gospel to create the Midnight Gospel Sneakers. And they are just as transformative as the serious.
And the best part is, you might be able to wear them for your own interdimensional travels. The team-up is offering the sneaker to a lucky Insta follower and you have one more day to enter. You just have to follow the two accounts and tag 2 friends. Worth the time if you ask me.
If you don't win the sneakers you at least have the show to experience and fuck it is brilliant. You will just have to droll over the sneaker in animation form.