Friday, April 11, 2014

The Undefined Gamer: "Business Men Web Series" Review

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      What is Businessmen? Your guess is as good as mine. 
      Businessmen is a two-season comedy web series focusing on shenanigans in the adult world. I found out about this by word of mouth from some friends, and honestly braced for the worst. I was pleasantly surprised that not only was each episode watchable, but they where actually nice to watch.
      Unlike most web series, it's obvious that there was some degree of professionalism in the show. All the shots are adequate and the audio quality, while often lacking, is overall decent. The editing and episode length make the series flow nicely, though you'll probably not get what's the point. This is something most web series suffer from- lack of focus. When you make 2-10 minute episodes, you always run the risk of not solidifying basic background info in the audience's minds before you get the plot running. 
      The entire first season of Businessmen serves as the first act of the series, and honestly, I think they shoulder focused more on establishing who these characters are and why they're doing what they're doing.
      If you can get past the lack of knowing what's going on, again, it's pleasant to watch. All the actors here are clearly trying, it's professionally shot, albeit on a low budget, and some of the scenarios here are generally interesting. For me, what makes Businessmen work and why it deserves more than it's measly 300 views per episode are its characters. Again, all the actor here are giving it their best shot, often able to fill the holes left by the tiny script by developing genuinely likable characters.
      Is it a masterpiece? No, but it sure deserves much more exposure than what it's got. I've seen far worse web series that are infinitely popular. Businessmen is simply an example of good work lost in the system, though I believe that many of Businessmen's exposure problem can be solved by implementing simple marketing strategies such as using relevant tags, including longer, more detailed descriptions, and some form of ad campaign. If you watch it from the beginning, you'll like it.  It's just getting that first watch that's the problem.
      Check it out if you have the time.

Business Men Web Series gets 4 stars out of 6.

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