Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Webseries Review: Sweet Fever

Minor spoilers for this webseries.

Just a note to my readers: comedy and romance are not the two genres I usually review, therefore I do not consider myself an expert. But what the hell, I’ll try anything once. Plus I always admire a group of people who put together a web series. Especially Canadians, because as we all know, Canadians rule.
Sweet Fever is about a woman who enters a pillow-fighting federation in order to win enough money to preserve her candy shop. She’s aided by her best friend Sam and her...um, other  friend with a benefit Chet. But before she can enter the competition, she must first do a couple of errands for Crunchy Luke, the commissioner of the PFF. 

As per my usual tradition I will start with the positive. The woman who plays Sweet Fever, Imogen Grace, stands out as a talented actress and she is given the most emotional range. The rest are more than good enough for their roles as well.  If you like to see random humor (I myself am a sucker for it!) than this web series will appeal to you. For example, episode three is a take on Scooby-Doo and a haunted house. I also have to mention that the group comes up with a pretty clever way of dealing with the problems in that episode.
Sadly, there were a couple of scenes that took me out of the focus of the series. Some of it was in the camera work, but there were also a few scenes in the plot as well, particularly in the early episodes. For example, in the formentioned Scooby-Doo episode, Sam plunges her hand into the sink and is electrocuted. Sweet Fever comes to her aid by grabbing Sam and pulling her backwards. Can someone actually do that without being killed themselves or horribly injured? This bugged me so much that I paused the video to research it further.

That being said, however, I am very interested in seeing where this series goes. I would like to see whether or not Sweet Fever wins the competition and preserves her shop so that little boys and girls everywhere can get their candy. Most of all, I would like to see where these characters go next.

Final grade: 3 stars out of 5.
Five episodes are available here for viewing. http://www.sweetfever.tv/. As of this review’s release the producers are looking for donations to make a sixth episode. If you would be interested in donating the link is here: http://www.sweetfever.tv/donate/

These photos were posted with permission from the producers.

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