The show was a succes and still is. They already have five seasons and other companies wanted to distribute it, like Xbox Live, YouTube and Microsoft. It's one of those things that just pops up and takes off. As is the case with good shows, they win a lot of awards. And this web series is no exception. What's so great about this show is they have an amazing cast of characters. It's really funny and even if you are not a gamer - because I'm not - it doesn't go above your head. You don't believe me? Watch the first ep below:
Of course I do believe that, if you are a gamer, it would be even more enjoyable. As in many shows, there are a lot of inside jokes, references to other games and such. I won't get them, but regular gamers probably will. Every season is different and fresh and there are great guest appearances (Wil Wheaton, Nathan Fillion and.... Stan Lee, people!). In short: There is no reason to not watch this show.
There is however one thing that's less great. Because it's a web series, the webisodes are short: from three to eight minutes. However, this makes it easy to catch up on, or simply watch in between doing other things. But it also means that it's over before you know it. You wish there was more and that webisodes were longer. Luckily, there are already five season now and they are available on dvd (or what have you), so you can simply watch hours on end!
- Bring it On Again (movie)
- Lie to Me (series)
- Dollhouse (series)
- Supernatural (series)
- Eureka (series)
- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (web series)
- Dragon Age: Redemption (web series -kinda a PR thing for the video game I believe).
An even better way to show who she is, would be to share some YouTube-vids of her, like her speech at the Streamy Awards or something, but there's just to much. So if you like, simply look her up on YT or at her personal site: www.feliciaday.com .
Her own channel: Geek & Sundry
- The Flog: Felicia Day trying out something new every week (about 10 minutes).
- Dark Horse Motion Comics: They work together with Dark Horse Comics and make Motion Comics of already existing stories, like Hellboy (webisodes are about 6 minutes).
- Table Top: Wil Wheaton is the host in this show where he plays table top games with celebrities (about 30 minutes!)
- Sword and Laser: Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt give the scoop on Sword and Laser.
- The Guild: As of now, all the seasons of the hit web series can be found/watched here.
- Above and Beyond: I believe this was added later. It's a category where (cool and creative) stuff made by talented fans for the makers of the channel can be found.
Pretty much every show also has extra's, like interviews, gag reels or behind-the-scenes footage. Just like a television channel, it has you tunning in each week for more. The best thing about it, is that you can totally watch it in your own time. You don't have to DVR, record or download it. It's always there and it's not going anywhere. Also, if you have internet, you can watch it anywhere. So you can watch in on your laptop in bed, on a couch or well... wherever. Easy, peasy.
My two favorite shows on her channel are Table Top and The Flog. On Table Top I will only say that I really like it, because I like playing board games. It's something that I still do with my family and it's just a lot of fun. It's just a lot of fun watching Wil Wheaton explaining the rules and the goal while playing the game with friends, family and/or colleages. This can be guests who work either in front of the camera or behind the scenes. If you haven't seen it, you really should check it out. Best ep so far for me? Settlers of Catan, because I have played it a couple of times myself and it's just fun to see them trying to do it :P.
The main, and middle, part of the episode is a segment in which Felicia learns something new each week. From the art of ice sculpting and dancing to learning how to handle a bulldozer and simply doing a Neo-Victorian photoshoot. It's interesting to see how some things are made, how things work and simply to see Felicia work hard to master the crafts. She's very interested and it's great to get a kind of 'behind-the-scenes' look at some craftmanships. These are things that you hardly stand still for and take two seconds to think about. That's what makes it very entertaining.
The third, and final, part is a letter. Felicia Day reads one of the letters she recieved and answers them, with a voice-over. It shows a commitment to the fans and the audience participation that is really appreciated by her.
She also asks viewers of her flog to recommend some of their 'fave fives' or to write a letter. But what I like most about her and about this show is that she can be herself. She does things that - I think - she is really interested in and she presents it totally in her own way. And it's a great way. Just take a look at the first ep. New eps on Monday (so, yes, that's today!)
I smile when I think of Felicia Day because of everything she has done and is doing. She inspires me and makes me look forward to the future of 'television' or some kind of hybrid form. I think it's exciting and Felicia really deserves a lot of credit. Other than that, I really like the way she comes across. There's a Dutch actress, Carice van Houten, and whenever you see her or hear her talk, I get the feeling she's really herself. Sometimes goofy, but always fun. And I get the same feeling with Felicia Day. It makes me like her as a person, not just as an actress or a character. That's why I will leave you with this advice: Check her channel and/or site out. You won't regret it!
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