“You’re Not the Only One”

As Joseph Gordon Levitt finishes the first verse of a song, a chorus of hundreds ring out, “You’re not the only one”. Each of these chorus members, whether they’re professionals, amateurs, or just a person singing on their bed, are collaborators on the new show, hitRECord on TV. Though narrated by JGL, each segment is a collaboration of music, video, art, and story by anyone daring enough to submit their work to Levitt’s production company, hitRECord. A counter aptly depicts how many contributors there are in each segment and further promotes the ambition of the project. The collaborative aspect may be different than your average Hollywood production but isn’t that what art is about? It certainly doesn’t detract from the beautiful story about the first time a woman saw the stars nor from the delightful cartoon about Music defeating its enemy, Silence. The contemplative segment on the macro organisms, the Pando Forest and the honey mushroom, brings up a very important question. Human beings are 99.9% genetically identical- so if we’re kind of like one single living organism than what kind are we- the life sucking mushroom kind or the harmonious forest kind?

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