Did you see “Bonding”?

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Screen Capture: Zoe Levin as Tiff in "Bonding."



The things people do to pay the rent. Do you know what dominatrices are? If you watch “Bonding,” you will absolutely gain an education in the shadowy world of dominatrices, masters, slaves and subs. With the current president of these United States having a liking for water sports (pee pee), this is possibly the mysterious world Donald J. Trump feels most comfortable with.

Created, written and directed by Rightor Doyle, the Netflix original dark comedy series “Bonding” became available to the online streaming service’s subscribers Wednesday, 24 April 2019. It is eye-opening for those people with limited experience of worldly pleasures.

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“Bonding” Promotional Poster. Image Credit: IMDb

What is the series about?

Bonding” revolves around two best friends from high school meet up in New York years later. Tiff, by day is a studious psychology grad student, works as dominatrix by night under the name Mistress May. She enlists the help of Pete’s assistance as her assistant. Pete, a young gay man, is initially Tiff’s assistant but ultimately becomes Master Carter.

Who stars in the series?

Starring Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell as Tiffany “Tiff” Chester and Pete, respectively. Prior to starring in “Bonding,” Levin worked on such productions “Trust” (2010), “The Way Way Back” (2013) and “Red Band Society” (2014-15). Her next production, scheduled for 2019, is “The Long Home.” With a similarly diverse range of acting credits to his name, Scannell previously worked on “Mortal Kombat: Deception” (2004), “City Girl” (2017) and “Heathers” (2018).

Further to Levin and Scannell, the seven-episode series also Kevin Kane, Micah Stock, Theo Stockman, D’Arcy Carden and Eric Berryman in supportive roles.

From the series premiere “Old Friends, New Names” to the first season finale “Into the Woods,” there is a distinct narrative that flows smoothly from episode to episode.

Is there a trailer?

Will there be a second season?

That’s a good question. Like a lot of other productions, it probably depends more on popularity than anything else. Does the series resonate with a large enough audience? If it does, there is a good chance Netflix will pick up the Doyle created series for a second season.