Mac Miller—or at least the Mac Miller on Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family—lives a charmed life. Everything centers around him, everyone follows what he says, and the idea of "not possible" does not exist. Wish fulfillment is the number-one goal for Miller's show, and the final effect is more the viewer's amazement that this is someone's life at all, rather than frustration that this particular life belongs to Mac Miller.
The show's humor is mainly driven by Miller's youthful naiveté, as opposed to his successes as a rapper. Mac says he will go get a cold shot only after knowing Frank Ocean has one; he and his manager Quentin go shopping for fishing equipment and wonder what would Kanye would wear. The humor is never mean or directed at anyone in particular, so it feels like watching a lot of weird in-jokes between friends that become funnier the more you get to know them.
This carefree and undangerous diegesis does undermine some attempts at real world seriousness. In the second episode, Mac attempts to throw an "End of the World" party, but it gets shut down by the police. There is no explanation for why the cops show up; they simply appear and quickly leave and the party resumes, as if nothing happened.
The final episode of Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family comes out tonight on MTV at 11:30 EST. In a show where the protagonist is able to buy whatever he wants and seems to be in constant state of wondering what to do for fun next, is there more for the viewer to do with the show than project their own fantasies and delusions? Well, you could drink along to it. Drink whenever one of the following things happens on the season finale of Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.
TAKE ONE DRINK WHEN YOU SEE A RAPPER WORKING WITH MAC MILLER
TAKE TWO SHOTS IF YOU WONDER HOW MUCH MONEY MAC MILLER MAKES
TAKE TWO DRINKS IF YOU QUESTION WHAT IS COMING OUT OF OR GOING INTO MAC'S OR SOMEONE ELSE'S BODY
TAKE A DRINK WHEN YOU IDENTIFY THE PLOT OF THE EPISODE
TAKE TWO DRINKS IF YOU SEE PROOF OF MAC MILLER'S RAP CAREER
FINISH YOUR DRINK IF YOU ARE WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES AS MAC OR HIS FRIENDS
David Turner is the world's seventh most enthusiastic Mac Miller fan. He's on Twitter - @dalatudalatu