An Uplifting Win

I was very pleased to see that “This is Us” was nominated for 11 Emmy’s and that Sterling Brown won the award for Best Actor in a drama series.

This is Us was my favorite show in the last year and I’ve been encouraging my friends to watch it for a while. I enjoyed it more than House of Cards, GoT, Westworld, Big Little Lies, and whole host of other great shows. And believe me, I love myself a good thriller or dystopian fiction.

It was strangely unique in a very odd way – mainly because it was so different by being so uplifting. Kudos to the writers and actors for pulling it off in a way that was entertaining and not nearly as corny as it could have been. But it made me kind of wonder what it says about modern culture that a show can be counter-cultural by being positive instead of being dark.

I was also pleased to see that San Junipero won the award for best TV movie. It was the only Black Mirror episode that was even marginally uplifting, and I loved it partly because of that.

With a lot of bad stuff swirling around, it would be nice if cynicism fell out of vogue in favor of more optimism all around.

Rob Go

Thanks for reading! Here’s a quick background on who I am: 1. My name is Rob, I live in Lexington, MA 2. I’m married and have two young daughters. My wife and I met in college at Duke University - Go Blue Devils! 3. We really love our church in Arlington, MA. It’s called Highrock and it’s a wonderful and vibrant community.  Email me if you want to visit! 4. I grew up in the Philippines (ages 0-9) and Hong Kong (ages 9-17). 5. I am a cofounder of NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on internet enabled innovation. I try to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs and investing in businesses that are trying to solve important problems for everyday people.   6. The best way to reach me is by email: rob at nextviewventures dot com