watch later

Not interested / seen

IndustryIndustry

Industry

Hustle culture is examined in exciting and excruciating detail in this workplace drama

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.4

show

United Kingdom
English
Binge-Worthy, Challenging, Character-driven
2020
Adam Levy, Harry Lawtey, Jay Duplass
50 min

Synopsis

rotten tomatoes
imdb
wikipedia
In the cutthroat world of international finance, a group of young graduates compete for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs and ego as it is by deals and dividends.

Our Take

8.4
The Staff

Industry has all the markings of an HBO show: an abundance of sex, drugs, alcohol, and sure enough, an inextinguishable affinity for the F word. Like Succession, The Sopranos, and even Euphoria before it, it revels in its freedom to explore the nitty-grittiest parts of its subject matter and put its gruesome findings on full display. But instead of capitalism, organized crime, or teenhood, Industry incisively takes on hustle culture. 

Through the eyes of four new hires at a premier investment bank in London, we see the dangerous means people put themselves through in order to achieve some semblance of respect, recognition, or at the very least stability. Bullying is rampant, hazing is normalized, competition is encouraged, and blind loyalty is rewarded. The characters are so flawed and damaged, you’ll often find yourself rooting for their demise. But you’ll also be glued to their arcs and storylines. Will they break the cycle of abuse or continue it? Can they actually change the system from within or does that remain a utopian dream? These questions are hardly charming, but Industry has a way of making them engaging, exciting even. It fully inhabits the meanness you can and should only enjoy behind the safety of a TV screen. 

Comments

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

Mythic Quest

7.3

A sweet and sharp workplace comedy set in the chaotic world of the gaming industry

Fleishman Is in Trouble

best

8.1

Led by dramedy greats, this series is a painfully relatable account of the highs and lows of marriage

The Sex Lives of College Girls

7.4

As raunchy as it is earnest, this show delivers everything the title promises and more

Pantheon

best

8.7

Challenging, emotional, and wildly imaginative, this is a winning entry into the sci-fi genre

Somebody Somewhere

7.6

This supremely empathetic series features a star-making turn by Bridget Everett

Primal

best

8.3

A brutal and awe-inspiring animated series that blends adventure, fantasy, and horror—all without dialogue

1899

7.3

An ambitious multilingual mystery from the creators of sci-fi hit Dark

Looking for Alaska

7.8

A surprisingly mature young adult drama that mines powerful emotion from some very difficult facts of life

Mrs. America

7.5

All-star actresses lead this smart, multifaceted drama on second-wave feminism

Good Omens

7.9

A fantastic subversion of the age-old battle between angels and demons
agmtw
eu

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.

We are home to the best film and TV on popular streaming services. Supported only by readers like you and by public grants.