It’s no secret that we love ourselves a bit of the Goldblum here at TBG, and we’re pleased to say the feeling is mutual – we were the first people Jeff ever followed on Twitter, in case you didn’t know. So it was never in question as to if we’d watch his new Disney+ series, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, but rather a question of when we’d get round to forking our £5.99 a month for access. Well, that time has now arrived and we can tell you that it was well worth the wait.
We’re not sure exactly when Jeff suddenly became pop culture’s poster child for wide-eyed amazement, but that’s just what he’s become, and love him or hate him he’s living that persona to the fullest here. Over the course of 10 short but sweet adventures, Jeff experiences some of the true wonders of the modern world, from tattoos to high-end sneakers, from living in RV’s to our favourite – playing video games.
Jeff Goldblum’s apparent natural curiosity is the real selling point here. There have been countless attempts to make similar shows in the past but they’ve all lacked the type of host who can bring even the most mundane of subjects to life. This is where JG comes into his own. The only way to sum up his adventures would be to imagine if an alien visited earth and then made a TV series about its findings. You’d watch that, right?
The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a thing of beauty, as long as you are a fan of Mr. Goldblum. If you’re one of the people who doesn’t quite get his shtick then you’re probably not going to want to put yourself through the ordeal of watching him question what kind of Korean beef he would be if he had a choice. For the rest of us though this is just one of life’s big questions that we’ve all been asking ourselves in our heads but have been too afraid to say out loud; until now.
Jeff Goldblum used to be the star of movies like The Fly and Independence Day, but in 2020 we just love him for the person he has become. TV shows such as this are exactly how he should be utilised going forward, and hats off to Disney for spotting the gap in all of our lives, because there’s no character he could portray in a film that would come anywhere close to being as fascinating as the real man.