If you’re here, that means you have an interest in storytelling–particularly, probably, the kind that happens in online video. The web series, if you will.
This is an exciting moment to be interested in web series content: it’s a frontier that nobody knows much about. It’s easier than ever to cobble something together independently and find an audience online. Simultaneously, huge, well-funded entities are throwing more and more force (and cash) into professionally-produced web series.
There’s a lot of this stuff out there–too much to watch, probably. So allow me to help: anything I write about on Televisual (except where otherwise noted) will be worth your time. Obviously I won’t be able to cover everything that deserves your seven minutes, but I’ll try to find the best stuff and deliver it to you. Hand-picked! Organic! Free-range web series, can you believe it?
Also, as Aymar and I have discussed at some length, this young platform for storytelling hasn’t attracted much critical thinking to date. We would like to change this. Just because you can’t land a deal with a studio or a network (yet) doesn’t mean your work isn’t worthy of analysis. I, like everyone else who ever went to a liberal arts college, obtained an unofficial minor in analytical bullshittery, and it will be my true pleasure to turn my brain toward this burgeoning body of work.
Also I’ll be recapping some TV shows, because if you don’t know that season two of Homeland isn’t quite up to snuff, someone should tell you. I consider this a public service.
If you want some idea of who I am and where I’m coming from, feel free to check out my own web series, The Outs, at www.theouts.tv. I hope you like it–and if not, it’ll serve to calibrate your tastes against my own.
Let’s get to work, shall we?