Severance and the Religion of Work

Ed Zitron
5 min readApr 22, 2022
Adam Scott In Severance, Streaming on Apple TV+

As a premise, Severance’s seems simple: you can choose to go and work for the Lumon Corporation, but part of the catch is that your work self must be “severed” from your personal life. When you descend the elevator into the office (after getting the surgery), you switch to a totally separate person, one that lacks any of your memories, feelings or history. The show doesn’t really explain too much, but it seems that all you carry…

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Ed Zitron

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