i love watching web series. they are short, DIY, low budget, charming and i have the impression that they don’t give a shit about having a cast of characters that can compete with ridiculously unattainable beauty standards. plus, there are plenty of web series out there in the thing that’s called the internet – for free!
beginning with this post, i’m going to introduce to you web series that i came across in my exteeeensive research. i’m not a real film critic (not even a real fake film critic), so my posts will appear a bit random and most of them will definitely not contain the what-you-need-to-cover-when-you-write-about-pop-cultural-products-facts. sometimes, i’ll probably just throw around catchwords or things like “i like” or “not cool” because i’m way to lazy to provide a thorough analysis. well, bla bla, let’s start with the first one!
vivian, a NYC girl, moves to a small town with her dad and starts living with her aunt. she has to leave her girlfriend behind in NYC, which is only 30 minutes away. however, both still manage to make a big fuss about living faaaar away from each other. as you can see, the story is a bit ‘lala’.
nevertheless, i like how vivian’s and aster’s relationship is no big deal to vivian’s dad. being gay isn’t constructed as a problem, which is noteworthy given the millions of shows that introduce gay characters just to inform the audience that these gay characters *definitely* have an identity crisis.
as the main character, i find vivian a bit boring. her girlfriend is cute and adventurous but the story isn’t very exciting. it’s a nice little amusement and i did watch all three seasons (mainly because the episodes are very short). also important: i like the diverse cast. so i guess: i recommend.