The Pitch: Think about this: A scorching new tech firm abruptly finds itself with a brand new chief. Nobody is aware of a lot about him, however he’s mercurial, impulsive, and offers off an air of efficacious politeness whereas additionally seemingly working the enterprise into the bottom. Oh, and he instantly fires anybody working from residence if they’ll’t race to the bodily workplace inside an hour of saying.
No, he’s not Elon Musk. However by the point you end Season 1 of Prime Video’s new puzzle-box thriller The Marketing consultant, you may want for one thing as biting as a takedown of tech’s most visibly idiotic goofball.
Tailored from the novel by Bentley Little, The Marketing consultant sees LA-based cellular sport firm CompWare reeling from the sudden demise of their younger, temperamental CEO Sang Woo. However the very subsequent day, a mysterious besuited determine named Regus Patoff (Christoph Waltz) reveals up and plops himself down on the head chair. He’s the brand new company marketing consultant, whose job it’s to streamline, innovate, construct synergy, and all that good jargonistic stuff.
Nonetheless, as income rise, so do tensions, as his outcomes come from Machiavellian manipulation of their glass-enclosed workspace: He pits workers towards each other to say a newly-vacated nook workplace, and commissions a fully-nude statue of Sang Woo for the workers to “worship.”
Two of the corporate’s workers, Sang’s former assistant inventive liaison Elaine (Brittany O’Grady) and slacker-stoner programmer Craig (Nat Wolff), appear to be the one ones who understand something’s amiss. Who is that this man, actually? What does he need with the corporate? And why does the glass underneath his toes creak so when he makes an attempt to climb the steps?