November 07, 2007
"A sad truth about my generation is that we were all geniuses in elementary school, but apparently the people who deal with us never got our transcripts because they don't seem to be aware of it."
So opens what promises to be a poignant new series coming soon - not to TV or cable - but to MySpace.
Premiering on November 11, quarterlife (that lowercased title just screams with irreverence and woe) follows the lives of several twentysomethings learning how to come to terms with a world that has no clear terms. Our cyber-savvy protaganist is Dylan, a vlogger who vents about those closest to her and stirs up drama among her circle of friends. Produced by the wonderteam of Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (poetic angstfest My So-Called Life), this new made-for-the-Web show features a refreshingly non-flashy cast (no CW model-actors here) and painfully real dialogue that manages to avoid being too whiny.
And who knows? With the current writers strike threatening to shut down all of network and cable television (no new Ugly Betty! Or Heroes!), this may just be a hit...and the future of scripted drama.
Quarterlife on MySpaceTV
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