The World According to Jeff Goldblum
I found myself watching more TV this week and was surprised to realize that several of the programs—none of which involved mice, snowmen, or magic wands—were on Disney+.
I stumbled across this particular show while clicking through options, as streamers do. My eye was caught by the name and face of Jeff Goldblum, one of the most distinctive, enigmatic actors working in movies—and now, it turns out, in TV.
I first encountered Goldblum years ago in the Boomer classic The Big Chill. Among the star-studded cast, he stood out because he was… well, Jeff Goldblum. Those who know his work will understand: there’s just something about the guy. His expressions, his takes, his ironic asides make him unique and, I find, hilarious.
In his TV show, Goldblum explores and riffs on seemingly everyday subjects—sneakers, ice cream, denim, RVs—that turn out to be inhabited by wildly funny and fascinating people. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting them, but mostly I’ve loved spending time with Jeff Goldblum.