*** SPOILERS *** I grew up on the east coast and of course knew of The New Yorker, but never felt interested enough to read it. I watched 3 episodes of this series and they were some of the most depressing things I have ever watched. Schizophrenia, 9-11, disecting frogs, slavery, cities collapsing... I AM CURED !!!.... I will never read the The New Yorker or watch this show again.