Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Fall of the House: Episode 3

The Bluestockings
Posted by Followspot April 5, 2007; episode 3 closes April 7; serial continues with one additional episode through April 14, 2007

Still hooked, but soap-operatic small doses may be key. Could ongoing serial be sustained — dramatically, financially? T’would be fascinating to watch live characters continue to evolve through new storylines. Conjecture: How would this everyday 20-something mountain-molehill mellowdrama have been distorted if full-length? E3: Ingenuity, sincerity dips with less-than-threatening, more-external-than-maternal subplot.

11 comments:

jam.es said...

wasn't sure what to expect when i walked in (not being a fan usually of soap operas): then pleasantly surprised. unmoved by the plot, but the fun interactions & on-the-fly dialogue made my plot concerns mere quibbles. this is a lot of fun. the acting was terrific all around, and the material knew exactly when to stop (something improv can struggle with). a really enjoyable evening... and what can i say? i'll be back for episode iv.

tyler said...

Saw the show the last two weeks and have to say that this is a well-executed, quirky idea. For so much room for failure with this concept, the show does nothing but entertain me. All these characters are very well defined and the interactions authentic. I have to agree with FS that I'd like to see more, but with only 4 weeks, it would probably be pretty tough to tie too many loose ends up. Like any good tv show, I feel like the third episode took it's time to set up what I'm hoping to be a killer finale...can't wait! Great job Bluestockings!

Anonymous said...

all three episodes have been fun. great cast, especially the Brian and Sam characters - what chemistry and comedic timing! Have a hard time buying into the Nick character and worries that drama will overtake the much tighter comedy aspects, but still can't wait for episode four ... a new hope?

Anonymous said...

Very fun stuff. Something about this feels different - like pub theatre or a show in someone's living room. The audience feels more involved.

Anonymous said...

Wondering whether people who came in for the first time on episode 3 felt like they knew what was going on. Wondering if that's going to be even more of a concern for the finale. Any opinions?

Anonymous said...

I saw it for the first time on the 3rd weekend and had absolutely no problems following along. And I was a little drunk.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend attended for the first time this weekend and she loved it...had no problem following along...she is just bummed she is going to miss the last show and is begging me to tell her how it ends...

I believe that E3 was the best, thus far, and I also concur with anon 4/8 that something about this experience "feels different"...I sensed it while watching and even felt myself wanting to cheer and boo the characters (not actors) depending on choices that they made.

Perhaps it is the improv feel: the sense that you might be part of a choose your own adventure story...

Perhaps it is also coupled with the weekly date to meet with these characters as opposed to a one-shot deal.

Anonymous said...

i came for the first time last weekend and not only did I follow fine, I also empathized with all of the characters in some way.

this is much like a harold and i am glad to have the drama to offset the comedy. it's much more interesting story wise than just a laugh, laugh, laugh improv show.

I was beginning to hate Olivia, but after the Colleen girl showed up, I am very interested to see exactly what her motives were for keeping the girl around that threatens her relationship with her boyfriend.

Dramatically, there are lots of twisted motives and some amazing comedic skills, especially the actress playing Sam. being from the improv background myself, I wish I would have known about this show sooner, cause there are some amazing things going on here.

Anonymous said...

with all that is happening, this show better resolve well, or I am going to be p**sed

tamara said...

Well, we've still got about 10 hours, what would you consider a satisfying resolution?

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming tamara is involved with the show, and if I really can have a say in what happens, here's how I would love to see it end:

julie and brian better hook it up.
olivia, nick, and colleen --> threesome.

and kinda like brody in mallrats, someone gives sam a talk show of her own.