//Netflix’s Carol and the End of World is a heartwarming view of the end times

Netflix’s Carol and the End of World is a heartwarming view of the end times

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The idea of the world ending usually channels excess: humanity running wild because, well, what does it matter anymore? And there’s some of that in Carol & the End of the World, a new animated series on Netflix. But mostly it’s a story about a quiet forty-something woman who uses the impending destruction of the Earth as a chance for self-reflection and discovery. While everyone else is base jumping and traveling the world, Carol slowly finds joy in the mundanity of everyday life. The show is strange yet comforting — and might just be an ideally meditative way to end the year.

Created by Dan Guterman (Community, Rick & Morty), Carol & the End of the World is centered on Carol (Martha Kelly) who is about the most unassuming person…

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