Lobby Hero was excellent. As anyone who knows me knows, I LIVE for shows, music, entertainment, whatever… that has something to say about the current state of the world.
This show has nothing to do with Donald Trump or the current political climate, per se. But it DOES have everything to do with abuse of power, workplace harassment, corruption, sexism and intimidation, plus a whole lot of the big guy vs. the little guy.
The story centers around Jeff, played by Michael Cera. He’s a night time security guard, who works for William, played by Brian Tyree Henry, and the intermingling between them and Bill, played by Chris Evans, and Dawn, played by Bel Powley. Jeff is a young, overenthusiastic kid who is eager to be working his first job in New York. He wants a purpose very badly and is highly insecure that his current position in life has left him purpose-less. He tries to go above and beyond to impress his boss, but is always paid dust. Bill and Dawn are partners on the Police force. They have slept together. Dawn thinks it is more than it is, but only because Bill enables that belief.
William’s brother is accused of murder, he confides in Jeff that his brother has offered a fake alibi, and he, William, has backed up his story to the police. All the while, Bill is lying to Dawn about visits he is making to a certain lady in the building whose lobby Jeff works in. Without spoiling too much, their stories all begin to intermingle, and eventually, some serious stuff goes down.
This story takes a look at many things, but in particular, sexism in the workforce, and the ways in which powerful people abuse their power over people who have less of it…just because they can.
The story took a moment to take off, but when it did, it had me hooked. I loved every second of it. And Michael Cera completely walks away with the show.