‘Model’ Ballplayers Demonstrate Potential
October 24, 2008 7:00 AM
The Web show “Model Ball” calls itself a “screwball comedy.” The show is created by Iron Sink Media’s Scott Zakarin, who produced the MySpace series “Roommates.”
The story follows the misadventures of Jake McBride, “a loser in life but an All-Star prodigy on his beer league softball team the Hornets,” the show’s YouTube page says. So Jake makes a bet with a friend that he can win the softball league with a team of gorgeous models, hence the name “Model Ball.”
From watching this episode, I feel confident saying this show has potential. The show doesn’t knock the ball out of the park, but the creators have a good sense of storytelling, casting, production values and romantic tension. There’s enough here in this episode that I’d want to check out more.
Where this show really excels is in picking music. This is the first time I’ve stumbled across a Web show and asked the creators for the name of the song playing in the final scene. The music supervisor might want to send his or her resume to “Grey’s Anatomy.”
And there you go! This entry concludes this week’s slate of five Twitter-Facebook submitted Web shows for review.