This series explores the therapeutic power of music through the eyes of a vulnerable and grieving African-American man in Paris. This series has a cinematic simplicity that accentuates the nuanced relationships, and while The Eddy is not a musical, there's a melodic flow that gently guides the plot. While some scenes are slow-moving, and some of the subplots seem unnecessary, there's a beauty in the intimate cinematography that anchors the characters and their stories.
The Eddy will definitely appeal to music-lovers, musicians, poets, and even romantics. The poetic hum of the Parisian streets serves as a poignant backdrop for a man grappling with pain, pressure, and debt. The ethnic, multilingual, and culturally diverse cast makes the characters and their stories even more compelling. Holland brings a sincere vulnerability to the role of Elliot, and it's impossible not to root for him. Stenberg as Julie is a vision of teenage angst, and she inhabits the role with wild abandon, particularly during her bouts with truancy and teenage rebellion. Kulig as Maja is raw and engaging to watch, and the entire cast of musicians come across as genuinely authentic. And while this series is definitely not all about the music, the ebb and flow of each scene serve as a reminder that love, loss, relationships, and life itself are all delicately arranged and intertwined.