What is The Curse (TV) About?
The Curse is a satirical black comedy thriller television series created by Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie. The show stars Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, and Benny Safdie, and follows the complex relationship of a newly married couple, Whitney and Asher Siegel, played by Stone and Fielder respectively, as they navigate the difficulties of conceiving a child. Their personal troubles are exacerbated by an alleged curse and the pressures of co-starring on their problematic HGTV show, 'Fliplanthropy,' which focuses on passive home renovations. The series not only exposes the intricacies of their failing relationship but also parodies the idiosyncrasies of the home improvement television genre. The narrative is rich with irony and challenges the couple's stability as they fall deeper into the chaotic world of television production, while producer Dougie Schecter, portrayed by Safdie, further complicates the situation. The Curse underscores the consequences of superstition, the pursuit of fame, and the complexity of modern marriages, all encapsulated within a dark comedic tone that is reflective of the creators' distinctive styles. The series premiered on Showtime and Paramount+ in November 2023 after generating buzz with an early showing at the New York Film Festival.
The first episode of The Curse aired on November 12, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on January 14, 2024.