The season 1 finale of Mr. Corman has arrived! Jamie Chung’s character Emily is introduced and viewers finally get to hear the song Josh has been working on over the season’s 10 episodes.
Josh, meet Emily
Josh has been set up on a date with Emily, the daughter of a woman from his mom’s work. As the show has now delved into the Covid-19 era, it takes place exclusively over Zoom. The date is awkward at first and both parties are not sure what to talk about. However, Emily begins talking about her upbringing and how her parents emigrated to the United States from Korea. Josh relates it to his great grandparents and most importantly his students, telling a heartfelt story about one of them. Something clicks for Emily and suddenly they’re talking about the big picture, miracles, depression, and more.
Emily talks about how much she likes dates over the phone instead of in person, they feel like transactions and job interviews. Eventually, they both fall asleep and the next morning Emily asks him what he’s doing for breakfast. The two of them share breakfast over Zoom. It ends pretty abruptly when Emily states that she and her friends have noticed that white males are the majority of the ones freaking out about the world shutting down, it’s likely the first time they’ve faced adversity. Josh takes slight offense, he doesn’t think he fits into the bubble she is talking about.
Emily is a breath of fresh air, holding up a mirror to remind him that at the end of the day, he’s still privileged. They have had different upbringings entirely and it’s important not to lose sight of that as a white man.
Josh calls Emily to apologize and goes on a rant about music and how for the first time he’d like to just listen to music instead of thinking too much about it. He says he’d love to listen to music with her at some point.
It’s all lead up to this
Do you know how at the beginning of every episode Josh is playing an instrument and we get a snippet of music? Now, he’s in the studio to put it all together and finish it off with drums. He’s finally finished something.
Season 1 of Mr. Corman is available to stream on Apple TV now.