Post by Srini Madhavan on Jul 28, 2013 19:13:13 GMT -6
I really like the pitch, it sounds very interesting. There is scope for some awesome action sequences to add to the dramatic tension that is evident in the premise. I'm really looking forward to reading it, and I can imagine seeing it as a live action web series too, if done right.
Post by Srini Madhavan on Jul 10, 2013 5:41:09 GMT -6
I read the pilot a few weeks back whilst procrastinating for my exams, and it was quite worth it - I really enjoyed it and it's clear that there's massive scope for the show. I'm also keen on the "Starlight" story and how that might play a part during the course of the season.
Post by Srini Madhavan on Jul 1, 2013 6:26:47 GMT -6
I'm a little behind on getting to this show, but I just read the pilot and boy am I glad I got around to it. (I'm new to this VS world so I think I may just post my general reaction and get to proper reviews once I've read some more.)
The Teaser really caught me and told me "you've got to read this!" - it was a fantastic start to the show. Self-aware with respect to the setting and opening, and establishing the tone of the episode and the show from the beginning. The one thing that got me were Drew's two consecutive VOs starting with "I get it" - that seemed a little unnatural to me but a small nitpick from an excellent teaser.
Perhaps this is a reflection of my sensibilities and behaviour rather than a reflection of the writing itself, but I did initially read this as a drama show and therefore expected it to be an hour-long show. I was a little disappointed when I realised the end of Act Two was the end of the episode (I was hungry for more!). Having said that, I respond to my favourite comedy shows the same way, so not an issue there but rather an observation of the strong characterisation and plotting. I definitely felt the sense of being in Drew's shoes the whole time.
As for the setting - it's clear from the get-go that this is a stylised world, and I appreciate how the writing fully embraces this and goes all out, holding nothing back. It really helps to sell the world to me as an audience. Also, fantastic characters. They're well rounded and just from the pilot it's clear that they're all complex and fleshed out.
I'm going to have to be honest at the risk of sounding rude, but bear with me. When I first read the show's synopsis I did thing "oh dear, not another high school drama" but I knew I had to give it a chance (I stumbled across the blog of one of the show's writers and I just had to have a read) and by gosh, I was definitely worrying for nothing because I can't wait to dig into the rest of the show.
This is a fantastic start to what I'm sure is going to be a highly entertaining show. I'd give it a 4/5 - keep it up!