Severance Series-Premiere Recap: Who Are You

There’s a scene in the first episode of Severance in which Adam Scott winds his way through a labyrinth of white, joyless

 for a full 87 seconds He doesn’t speak. He doesn’t emote. He just walks.

Welcome to the world of Severance, a show that invites you to wonder, think, and interrogate the maddening insistence

that we all must strive for “work-life balance” at all costs.

Severance comes from the mind of writer Dan Erickson, and six of the nine episodes are deftly directed by Ben Stiller

Thankfully, it also has a gripping and cerebral plot.