ALRIGHT LISTEN UP. EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND ADD “ATELIER” TO YOUR NETFLEEK QUEUES.
Let me tell you why this show is so damn bomb: 1) It’s a Japanese drama about working in a lingerie shop. Pretty undies for days.
1A) BUT THIS SHOW ISN’T SEXUALIZED AT ALL. It’s all about making the
wearer feel beautiful, even if no one else sees the lingerie.
2) This show SLAUGHTERS the Bechdel test. The ladies hardly mention men
or romantic drama. Like, ever. I mean, they’re too busy running a
business. 3) The men in the business are great supporting characters
who are also too busy working to be distracted by attractive coworkers
or *gasp* ladies’ underwear. One of them even tells a new hire, “you
need to learn how to have a cellphone in one hand and a bra in the other
all day” without getting all flustered. 4) It’s about ALL WOMEN. A
teenage violinist. A retired geisha. A single mother. Socialites. The
business is all about making everyone feel beautiful and confident, no
matter how young, old, rich, or poor they may be. 5) Appreciation
versus appropriation. When one employee pitched the idea of a
Brazilian-inspired line, they went out and did research to make sure
everything was accurate and culturally respectful. 6) Even the lingerie models get recognition! Viewers get a look into their successes and struggles.
Basically, this show is the tits (heh). Get on it.