This is another webseries I found while browsing for a couple more to review. It is hosted by Geek & Sundry. [via Raindance]
In a LARP, or live action-roleplaying game, players assume the identity of their chosen character and physically perform their actions (as opposed to simply describing them). LARPs: The Series follows a group of friends and their journey through both their imaginary and real lives.
One of the reasons I picked this series to review is because I love the thought of LARPing. How much fun! Also, as it is hosted on Geek & Sundry I figured it had to be produced fairly well, and it definitely is. Good sets, good lighting, good sound production, excellent writing, and really great acting. The music added rather than took away from each episode. I also enjoyed the bit of explanation/trivia provided at the beginning of each epsiode so that you do not need to have a great understanding of LARPing to enjoy the series.
What I really dug was that the series is about the humans behind the LARPing. While the LARP characters may be a tad overboard and poorly acted, the humans behind the LARPing were not. They were played with subtly and humor and realism. Behind every fun geeky thing, the aspect that usually pulls me in the most is the human element, the humor, the relatability of the characters. If you like comedy, relatability, and geekisms in your webseries, definitely check this one out.
The first episode is below.
“Night Time with Harvey O’King” by Matt Wisniewski. This was not my cup o’ tea as I am not into weird horror puppetry, but someone out there might be. Have at it!
“Bun In The Oven” by Chris Weir about a boy who meets a girl who can’t find adoptive parents for her baby so the boy tries to sell the baby. There was some good humor bits, but not enough substance behind the characters to keep my interest. However, some of you may like the humor bits and they are not long episodes.
“The Jolly Rogers Case Files” by Melissa Malone. If you enjoyed the Peter Pan webseries earlier this week, check out their other webseries that “follows Jane Hook & her team in misadventures in ghost hunting.”
“Power Couple” by Andy Kushnir. The writer of Through the Door has another series about a “couple that runs a charity for the blind but terrorizes their employees.”
And here is a link to 10 Webseries You Should be Watching in 2015.