Season 1 of Amazon Studios’ Red Oaks nailed the 1980s vibe with its coming-of-age story set at a suburban New York City country club that felt a bit like what a Caddyshack: The College Years would have looked like had it existed — only smarter and with fewer gophers. It certainly joined the streaming service’s original series like Man In The High Castle, Catastrophe and even, a bit less so, Woody Allen’s Crisis In Six Scenes in nailing their time and place and making them a character unto themselves.
Fitting then, that Amazon has dropped this “commercial” ahead of the Gregory Jacobs- and Joe Gangemi-created series’ Season 2 return November 11. If you haven’t seen the series yet, consider this a spot-on primer of what you’d find — a modernized version of a TV ad you might have found tucked between breaks of the local Saturday night pro wrestling show when you were a kid. And with new-season episodes directed by the likes of David Gordon Green, Hal Hartley, Amy Heckerling and Gregg Araki, it looks like the series will still have game.
Check out the faux commercial above.