Look, Netflix’s History of Swear Words probably doesn’t exist solely so we can hear host Nicolas Cage scream out “FK!” at the top of his lungs, but…it also doesn’t exist solely for that reason.
Watching Cage preside over the show like the erudite anchor of Masterpiece Theater is definitely the hook here. The actor’s been known to swear up a storm in his film projects – with “fk” being the cuss word he says 71% of the time – and his penchant for adorably extravagant performances has made him a cultural icon.
So he definitely works as the glamorous glue for a series that, without him, might float away on the wings of its own scatterbrained structure. Nicolas Cage hosts this proudly profane, funny and engagingly educational series about the history and impact of the most notorious English swear words. Go watch this amazing series.