Tuesday, January 11, 2011
PUBLIC RELATIONS (THE WEBISODES)
Rapidly rising actress Robin Singer, makes a hilarious appearance as an SNL host on the lam in a new webiseries,
Photo by Eric Roffman
Robin has a sharp sense of comic presence, and looks terrific too.
The webiseries, Public Relations, has great promise, and marks a trend toward fine acting, fine writing, and fine visuals on the web.
To be a little more specific:
First of all, I enjoyed the whole show -- seven mini-episodes that, put together, mark a complete story, perhaps 23 minutes long. (It tells tales of one personal and one professional crisis in the lives of two young PR Pros, in the course of a long hard Saturday.)
Except for the first, which I found a bit implausible in the way it ended, each mini-episode was sort-of mini-complete with a sort-of mini-cliff-hanger ending. Whether it makes more sense on the web to present the whole episode as seven mini-episodes, rather than one complete story, is a judgement call. My guess is, that it really is easier to watch (and easier to get people to watch) small pieces on the web than one longer story.
Almost all the casting, acting, writing, and directing is excellent. (There was at least one minor character -- not to be named here -- that was less fine than the others -- the rest were each finer than the others!)
The cinematography was excellent, good looking and sharp; though at some resolutions, there was occasional jerkiness when there was a lot of movement in the frame.
The writer/producer/actresses Elisabeth Hower (blond and beautiful) and Sarah Paige (brunette and cute) both did a good job in each of their three jobs. They did seem to be having the most fun during the dominatrix portions of the story, and the more they relax and have fun with everything, the better the show will be.
It's a great start on which to build. The premise -- PR follies -- is a rich one. This is a web series that I'll be looking forward to and following.
ROBIN SINGER'S NEXT SHOW IN NEW YORK