Episode One: Robby and Chris make themselves at home(less) on Wesleyan’s campus.
Last week we posted about “Postponed,” a brand new web series about—and, I think, primarily by—unemployed recent Wesleyan graduates. True to promise, Future House Pictures dropped the debut episode yesterday, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and true to promise, it’s a scathing, unnervingly bitter rumination on living in a trailer, trying to get a job at Best Buy, and growing a filthy mustache. It’s frankly more disconcerting than funny, and the subtext seems to be that if you don’t identify with this now, just wait two or three years. Who’s ready to laugh?
The whole episode seems to have been filmed in the Vine St. parking lot, where Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12 furiously debate the pros and cons of hitting on “Freshmen 11” girls, and the web series cleverly takes its title from a term referring to the most recent generation of college graduates “who cannot enter adulthood due to over/underqualification in an unhealthy economy.” As Hardesty Correa despairs in the episode, “We’re too overqualified for any minimum-wage job. We’re too inexperienced for any job we give a shit about it. This place owes us something more than just monthly student loans.”
Last week I posted about Wes Pacific, a new web series by Will Feinstein ’13, and the explosion of Wesleyan-based web series over the past two years. Naturally, the cycle is far from complete.
Derek Frank ’15 and Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 write in about a new video project yearning to get off the ground: Dylan and Derek Watch Wes Pacific, which mostly consists of Derek and Dylan watching Wes Pacific while eating Tostitos tortilla chips in what appears to be a Butts single. You’ve been warned.