A big thank you to Blogging Woolf reader Kaylee Baucom for this interesting Woolf sighting.
This review of season four of the TV sitcom “Arrested Development” compares Virginia Woolf’s The Waves to a show’s character’s abuse of date-rape drugs. Season four debuted May 26, with 15 episodes streaming on Netflix.
Here is the paragraph with the Woolf sighting:
As long as we’ve got our literature degrees out, shall we make a comparison between infantile Bluth son Buster (the American treasure Tony Hale) and Benjy Compson of The Sound and the Fury? Or impose the broken-circle theme in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves on Gob’s spiraling self-medication with date-rape drugs (the phrase `Life is a roofie circle’ appears in Episode 12)? Perhaps that’s going too far, but Episode 12 also uses a blood spatter to make a `Liza with a ‘Z’ reference. Absurdity is the ambition here.
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