Web ‘Casanovas’ Ready for Prime Time
October 20, 2008 1:39 PM
I’ve got my critic’s hat back on today!
I know, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Twitter/Facebook-hosted Web show review contest. But I’m back in the game. Last week I requested submissions and this week I’ll be checking out “GO Moonbase,” “Casanovas,” “Model Ball,” “The Science Word” and “A Year at the Wheel.”
Let’s start with “Casanovas”, a comedy Web series about a pair of eligible bachelors and their misadventures with women. This is a familiar terrain, but the show feels fresh. It feels like something you might actually see on traditional TV and I mean that as a compliment. Episode four opens on a shot of one of the guys waking up on a couch, with a sleeping woman strewn across his chest. He doesn’t remember who she is, so his buddies try to help him unravel the mystery, prying through her purse for ID and sketching her face on a pad of paper to jog his memory. I’ve always liked what I affectionately call “stupid guy humor” and this show fits the bill. But the show is more than just an homage to Dane Cook; it’s several notches above. The show is well-acted, well-written and has a keen sense of comic timing that you don’t often find in Web series. This is definitely a show I’ll be watching for fun and keeping my eye on for business.