Ordinary Joe and Parallel Stories
I’ve become obsessed after only two episodes of the new NBC show Ordinary Joe.
In it, the main character Joe has three choices in front of him on his college graduation day: spend the day with Amy, a girl he just met; spend it with Jenny, a girl he’s known for a while; or spend it with his family. Then his life is depicted in three parallel stories of what might have happened had he chosen each of the three options.
Essentially Joe gets to live out the ‘what ifs’ of the decisions he could have made on that one day in his life.
It’s thought-provoking to watch the good/the bad/the ugly of each scenario, and the story lines reinforce an important idea: every day, without fail, we are met with decisions to make, options from which we get to choose, and the positive and negative consequences of said decisions.