This just came out on Netflix-- my wife and I watched ep1, and I have to say, it was a goddamn delight.
In a bit of inspired casting, Nicolas Cage hosts the show, sitting besuited in front of a fireplace, “Masterpiece Theatre” style, with an old-fashioned standing globe opened up to reveal it’s a bar (for some reason I thought that was a nice touch).
Ep1 came out strong with the big daddy of swears, fuck. (I will spoiler-blur because I’m not sure of the profanity rules in Cafe Society). Surprisingly, the series seems to go progressively milder with the remaining 5 episodes: shit , bitch , dick , pussy , and damn. Seems like the order could’ve been reversed, working up to the big “F”. But I guess they wanted to go big right out of the f’ing gate.
The show alternates between comedians and actual lexicographers, and goes surprisingly in depth into the history and etymology of the word. Entertaining AND educational!