Netflix’s proudly profane educational series has landed on the streaming service. While the name alone will likely be enough for people to decide whether it might be up their alley, the fact that Nicolas Cage (doing his best Nicolas Cage impression) hosts should just about sum up everything there is to say about the new show.
How many times can Nicolas Cage say “fuck” in a single episode of television? Time to find out.
History of Swear Words is now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/ZAfY24AZJX
— Netflix (@netflix) January 5, 2021
Across six episodes all out now, Cage walks viewers through the etymology and societal force of many words we cannot print here, including f***, s***, d***, p****–you get the idea. With equal parts gravitas and the bizarre captivating delivery that only Cage can supply, the actor chews the scenery by shouting and swinging wildly by adding emphasis on even the non-highlighted words in the strangest places. The result is a fourth-wall breaking, tongue-in-cheek show that is funny, weird, and also informative.
Reactions are slowly brewing and accumulating on social media, likely because many are still adjusting to their non-break schedules. Check out some of the standout reactions below. (For those who are in the debating mood, there are a number of threads off the tweet above where people are wondering whether anything can even be considered a swear word anymore.)
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