I don't know if you know this or not, but Mozart in the Jungle is currently one of the best shows around.
It's inspired by Blair Tindell's memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music and it's full of drama, humor, love, lust, and, of course, classical music.
First of all, the cast is amazing. It includes Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke...
Gael plays Rodrigo De Souza, the orchestra's eccentric but affable new conductor. Lola's Hailey Rutledge is an oboist aspiring to play with the greats while also juggling side jobs, a social life, oboe lessons, and the usual responsibilities of a twentysomething in NYC.
Malcolm McDowell plays Thomas Pembridge and Saffron Burrows plays Cynthia Taylor.
Thomas is the former conductor who just can't let the orchestra go and Saffron Burrows is a cellist with a somewhat complicated love life.
Oh, and there's this little known actress you probably haven't heard of -- BERNADETTE MOTHERFUCKIN' PETERS!
You'll also quickly become obsessed with Lizzie and Bradford.
And things get complicated between Hailey and her boyfriend Alex, played by Peter Vack.
The cameos are absolutely incredible.
And there's so much drama.
Fights, crazy exes, drugs, rivalries...
Seriously, THE FUCKING DRAMA!!!!!!
If you're not into classical music you'll watch this show and think, Daaaammmmn! I should really get into classical music.
The above gifs are actually me during every episode.