Author:Britschgi, Christian

If you are a glutton for punishment, you might want to check out Netflix's show Bonding. The off-beat romantic comedy follows the adventures of Tiff, a psychology grad student who moonlights as a dominatrix, and her newfound assistant Carter as they navigate the ups and downs of New York City's BDSM scene.

The show is not devoid of charm. It's often funny and occasionally touching. Still, Bonding can't help but beat viewers over the head with its message, making the show painfully cartoonish at times.

Our protagonist Tiff is supposed to prove, contra your stereotypes, that one can be both a diligent academic and a successful sex worker. That's fine. But the heavy-handed show demonstrates this by depicting her studying...

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