I’d like a few hours back in my life after witnessing “The Curse’s” horrifying conclusion. I’ll be the first to confess that I was excited when I watched the first preview of the Showtime limited series, which stars Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder.
Fielder is the creative force behind “The Rehearsal” and “Nathan for You.” When it comes to humor, his abilities go beyond what most people consider. It’s intricate, sophisticated, painfully embarrassing at times, and a ton of fun. The man is a master at situational humor, even though he may not always receive the credit he merits. It’s understandable why expectations were high when you included Emma Stone in the mix. Regretfully, by the time the last credits rolled, I had lost all of my brain tissue.
“The Curse” has a Terrible Ending
As a rule, I try not to give away too much about plot twists, but in this case, giving away “The Curse”‘s conclusion would be cruel to the readers. In the series, married couple Whitney (Stone) and Asher (Fielder) Siegel try to make an HGTV program about passive/self-sufficient homes with producer Dougie Schecter (Benny Safdie).
The three primary characters are all dreadful individuals who exhibit incredible selfishness. They are worse than Whitney, who is one of the show’s highlights. Whitney is a liberal white woman who is aware of social justice issues and is fixated on treating minorities like kids and saving them. It’s a humorous critique of how awakened people treat others that they consider inferior.
Whitney calls the police on criminals in one scenario, but instead of fighting back, she lets herself be robbed blind repeatedly. This is exactly the type of virtue signaling that is constantly observed. I watched the first nine episodes of the show because I thought this component of it was excellent.
“The Curse” has an extremely bizarre finale. One more important component is the theory that Asher was cursed by a child for not giving them money in a contrived scene meant to produce heartwarming footage. We now conclude. You don’t know what’s going to happen, so take a seat.
Throughout the entire series, viewers are left wondering if Asher is truly cursed or if it’s all in his head. Asher can’t even touch the ground in the last episode. Rather, it feels like a vacuum is pulling him from the earth as he is being drawn up into the air. Remember, none of this strange lunacy existed in the previous nine episodes. In the climax, the program delves into the paranormal.
The Grim Fate of Asher and the Unsettling Climax
“The Curse” stars Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder. Asher knows he will be dragged into space and die if he lets go of the tree, so he clings to it for dear life. That’s precisely what occurs. He is blasted apart into space and dies as a result of the fire department cutting off his branch. The main character of the show was killed off by being pulled into space in the epilogue, which concerned a nasty couple trying to promote energy-efficient houses.
The awfulness of the finale is difficult to express. It’s quite awful. Numerous analyses suggest that the show’s pressure to tear Asher and Whitney apart is reflected in the finale. Give me a break; maybe that was the intention. It was both dumb and ridiculous. I think I invested about ten hours in “The Curse,” and I wish I could have them all back. It wasn’t only a terrible conclusion.
At the very conclusion, “The Curse” is incredibly terrible. I almost believed it was a joke since it was so awful. That would have been perfectly within Fielder’s purview, after all. Not at all. Not in the slightest a practical joke. A very authentic conclusion. A man is seen flying into space as the show about narcissistic home developers concludes. Avoid wasting your time on “The Curse.” It will be a better use of your valuable minutes to stare at paint that is drying.