When I first heard about Hulu's Pam & Tommy, I expected a very different experience than the one I had. What I thought would be a run-of-the-mill docudrama about a celebrity sex tape turned out to be the one of rawest pieces of American television I've seen in a very long time. Seriously. And don't get me wrong, Hulu has gotten pretty raw before, but it was in sort of a silly, dick-jokes-for-laughs kind of way (see: Future Man).This show, however, finds a way to balance crass humor, real suspense, lots of sex and, somehow, true emotional gravitas, all while telling us a story that most people born before 1990 saw unfold in real time. This cuss-laden, nudity-filled, high energy trip back to the mid-Nineties is doing a lot more than simply retelling the infamous story of actress Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee. Pam & Tommy actually humanizes these people, and it's doing a damn good a job of it.
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