A new web series by Geek and Sundry, this supernatural comedy follows a paranormal investigations team as they investigate hauntings in possibly the most unprofessional manner ever.
I liked the pilot, posted above. The guest stars were fantastic, and they’re our introduction into the series.
It’s cute, and funny. The characters have potential (although almost every single one of them needs to be sat down and explained to the basics of personal space and consent). They veery heavily towards immaturity, but that just means there’s plenty of room for character growth.
I’m enjoying it, and I’m definitely going to keep watching.
Another thing I wanted to highlight this week was this take on the realism the dystopian system in The Hunger Games:
I don’t think the parallel to gladiatorial games in Rome is quite as strong as suggested here–the missing factor is that the Games were meant to mean something to the districts, to be a way of reminding them to keep their heads down and be grateful it’s happening to someone else. I don’t think anyone cared what the gladiators thought, outside of the slave population (which was, admittedly, huge).
Still, a lot of interesting thoughts, though I stand by my earlier assertion that realism isn’t necessarily the point of dystopia.