Apple TV+’s original science fiction psychological thriller, Severance, has become highly popular due to its unique plotline and brilliant performance. The show’s first season stands with an average rating of 8.5/10. The consensus reads, “Audacious, mysterious, and bringing fresh insight into the perils of corporate drudgery; Severance is the complete package.”
The show debuted on February 18, 2022. The story is set in A sinister biotech corporation, Lumon Industries, which uses a “severance” medical strategy to separate the non-work memories of some of their employees from their work memories. The show’s lead character, Mark Scout, is a mundane employee who gradually reveals the web of conspiracy from both sides of the unit.
We realize that the procedure creates two minds in the same body from this moment. One living everyday life, the other trapped in a hellish existence where they can never leave the office.
As we move further down the route, we see the bitter consequences of Lumon Industries. We can feel their frustration and desperation to stay connected to their office. We get to see the results and punishment that follows if someone breaks the rules and with no connection with the outside world; the employees are trapped in a place where one part hasn’t even realized the danger.
Severance doesn’t fit into any single genre, and it is one of the shows that will never fit into any particular category. When trying to put the show in one box or another, it quickly becomes evident that the program has expertly found a way to cross off a couple of different packages. These days, we have found 11 genres, including Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Sports, Thriller, War, and Western.
On analyzing the series, fans have believed that show fits into six different genres, including Horror (the scene where the man is feeding baby goats in Episode 5 of Severance), Romance (The very first episode of Severance starts with Mark, not over the loss of his wife.), and many more.
The show is found to be blending into multiple categories, which fascinates the viewers.