Question: do you want kids? For a lot of people, it's a big one, maybe the big one. In this indie documentary series, married couple Zak and Shira are asking themselves exactly that - or rather, Zak is asking it, because Shira already knows what she wants. She feel strongly that she wants a baby, but Zak is ambivalent; he likes kids, but he doesn't feel ready the way Shira does. We entered this series with some trepidation, worried that a straw man would be constructed and dissembled for our entertainment, and that Zak's half-hearted dithering would wear thin. Instead, we found a tender, tentative portrayal of the possibilities of parenthood or another, different life, featuring the couple's friends and family as well as special guests (e.g. Meghan Daum, editor of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed). Episodes Six and Seven raise the show to a new level, in a dizzying one-two punch that reminds us nothing is impossible, everything unknown, and pain a powerfully clarifying force. Seven episodes available now.
Gateway episode: #1 Wandering in the Desert (17 Mar 2017)