Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Webisodes Part 2: The Guild

A show I synced with is The Guild, featuring up and coming actress Felicia Day (WB: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring it on Again and June). The show touches on a subject that has gotten little attention but is very real, internet addiction. The Guild surrounds the escapades of a group of friends addicted to an online fantasy game where the only human interaction the group has successfully is inside the game. It clicks because it puts a face to something that many people forget about on the internet, behind every avatar or screen name is a real person. Even though the show is driven by a concept many might not identify with, massive online role playing games (MMORPG), it pushes beyond that and gives us a humorous look into what happens when people get too wrapped up in the surreal to realize that behind it all is something all to real. The show touches base with a lot of people because not only does she write about online gaming but she is also a self proclaimed gamer, how sexy is that? (Trust me for men that's sexy.) One of the the things that makes this show work is that it takes average people and gives them a voice and face. The acting all around in this show is top notch with solid laughs and a story that, even though absurd, engrosses the viewer into the life of a internet addict.

Check it out at http://watchtheguild.com then you'll want to pick up the Season 1 & 2 DVD available now, the link will have information on purchasing both seasons. I promise you will laugh and shake your head in wonder. Keep in mind that Felicia Day is also the script writer, and the producer for this show. Check out the actor bios for the show as well, I’m sure you’ll see them all in the mainstream soon enough.

1 comment:

  1. Very good show. Really hits home if you have ever obtained max level on any mmorpg.