Adam fights to launch WeWork, while his wife Rebekah follows her dreams of becoming an actor in another solid episode. A promising continuation of the bonkers billionaire scandal.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed season 1, episode 2, “Masha Masha Masha,” does not contain spoilers.
One of the many things that David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin accomplished with The Social Network was in creating an exciting atmosphere out of starting a business. WeCrashed is clearly inspired by the superb Facebook biography and with episode two, they try to bring the same energy to their start-up story. The early days of any business empire can be arduous yet invigorating, and pop culture always capitalizes on this. “Masha Masha Masha” concentrates on the launch of WeWork with enticing results.
WeCrashed season 1, episode 2 recap
After odd opening credits involving a unicorn, we join our eager entrepreneur at his very own wedding. His new business has just been valued at 45 million and he’s marrying the love of his life, not a bad 2008 for Adam Neumann. Rebekah reads her over-sentimental vows in a purple wedding dress and then daddy hands her a big, fat cheque. Adam feels threatened by Rebekah’s father and we catch a glimpse of the brittle ego underneath his calm façade. The money is intended to pay for a new apartment for the newlyweds, but Adam has other ideas.
Back at their newly acquired workspace things are falling apart, literally. The place has mold, holes in the floor, and a hidden sex dungeon (yes, really). They desperately need more cash as they can’t trust their previous investor. Adam is keen to use his own savings, as well as Rebekah’s wedding money to see his vision realized. As usual, Adam puts on the charm, not only obtaining the money but also new, enthusiastic employees too. The business moves steadily ahead and Adam looks set to open a second location as well.
Meanwhile, Rebekah tries her hand at acting, having ditched the yoga instructor gig. This toing and froing between jobs emphasize a spoilt, carefree upbringing, yet the directors do mine some genuine emotion from this subplot. Rebekah is given opportunities because of her wealth and family’s stature, but it doesn’t work out in the long run. She is constantly disappointed and purposeless, which makes for some great drama. As always, Adam is super supportive and calls her a star. Their romance is surprisingly agreeable and uplifting in its purity.
Another solid episode from this promising series, one which takes full advantage of the exciting underdog storyline and weaves into this a pure romance. Leto and Hathaway continue to impress as the billionaire lovers and there’s room for some subtle humor as the writers find satire in this unbelievable but true story. Like all great biographies, it seems stranger than fiction.
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