The series “Woke Up” is back in its second season on Hulu. The show is practically based on the life experience of Keith “Kifa” Knight and will play Lamourne Morris from “The New Girl”. Using comics, the first season addressed issues such as racial inequality, particularly society versus police. We saw Kif (Morris) reflect on his own struggle and move on to a new path of his work over eight episodes. Once the animated objects talked to him, it became clear that this was just the beginning of Kif’s path to self-knowledge.
He is now an “artevist”, as one of his supporters affectionately calls him.
One way to show that white people have more freedom to arise than their black counterparts is to show that Günther is well-meaning but naive.
Blake Anderson, who plays a very enthusiastic but sometimes embarrassed Gunther, explained his character’s ideology by saying that “his views speak to the privileges of whites in all this, if possible. Gunther is not afraid to throw bricks out the window because he knows the consequences at the end of the day are not so serious. Are they going to arrest a whole group of white people throwing bricks? ”
While Gunther wants things to be a little more lively, he also wants to show his best friend that he is an ally, which adds to the complexity of Kif’s new fame.
On the other hand, Keefe is still trying to figure it out, even though everyone who meets him is stepping up the pressure. He is expected to stand up for everyone. He is not given opportunities for grace or growth.
Lamorn explains this by saying that “he doesn’t necessarily know everything, it’s part of everyone’s path that everyone is learning, and everyone understands that. This is the cool part of our show: we ask a question and now we have the answer. We will act in the form of discussion and humor. With this character you see the questions he has when he has a panic attack. «
He adds that “the show holds a mirror to say we don’t need to know and that we all work.”
While the other characters of the show try to support different causes and stay on the cutting edge, Clovis, played by actor / comedian T. Murph, remains committed to his mission. Clovis, who has risen to the level of getting in great shape, is not inspired and does not want to be part of the new venture into which his roommates are starting. “Black people aren’t monolithic, that’s what I like about the show. It shows all the different aspects of black people. My character represents an everyday dude you know. He knows what’s going on, but he doesn’t live there. “
Sashir Zamata is Ayana, a liberal lesbian journalist who is no less harsh in bringing Kifa to justice. She, like all the other characters in the show, is partially aware, and one – chaotic, as evidenced by her life on dates.
“Organizational skills are in place. Her working life balances with a life of dating. One weekend she manages to build a bunch of dates. I think it is very effective, as well as time management, ”was her joking answer.
Then came the question of how to navigate in this landscape of social awareness while remaining true to oneself and meeting public expectations.
T. Murph responded: “As a black person, I will always focus on what is happening to us, on our lack of rights and the problems that are happening in the black community. This does not mean that I do not support everyone else, but now I am fighting a good fight. “
Sashir adds, “I feel like our show is analyzing what, if more of the focus is on a person or a movement, can it stay true to its values.”
These are some of the powerful messages explored in “Woke,” allowing audiences to find their own voice in this new space of activity through humor.