Thursday, January 18, 2007

I Wish I Had Written This ....

A Must Read. Elle Dee has written an excellent analysis of some of the problems the Lonelygirl15 series has been dealing with since Jessica Rose was outed as the actress playing Bree in September 2006.

Why Don't More People Watch LonelyGirl15?

Cameos from teen idols are all well and good, but I don't believe it gets to the heart of LG15's viewership problem: the show is simply too intimidating for new viewers, and risks alienating current viewers as well.
The article identifies the problems caused by the way Gemma and Jonas were introduced, as well as the confusion caused by the OpAphid ARG ("alternate reality game") that is supposed to be an independent project for the most part, but has become more intertwined with the LG15 plotline.

Ms. Dee concludes with some excellent recommendations for the Creators. But none of them deal with, unfortunately, introducing yours truly as a canon character. One step at a time, I guess.

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