My New Obsession
So I started watching this new web series today and I spent at least three hours just laying in bed catching up on every single episode. I wanted to share the show with you all and write down some of my thoughts on it.
The plot is this: A student named Alice decides to improve her understanding of classic novels by living them out in her own life. So far, she’s worked through Crime and Punishment, The Pygmallion, The Butterfly (a short story, but still classic) and is in the middle of Macbeth.
I really like Alice as a character because she’s a lot like me. She’s an overachiever who starts this whole thing because she got a “failing” grade (a.k.a. B-) on an English paper. She’s ridiculously nerdy and you’ll see her bookshelf is filled with works by George RR Martin and Suzanne Collins. At the same time, though, she’s cool and likeable and the other characters respect her.
The social media campaign for the show is really cool too. All the links to their twitter, tumblr, facebook, etc. can be found on their youtube channel. Basically, they create accounts for their characters and tweet/post as those characters throughout the course of the story. They’ve created an entire fictional world that you can be a part of, and it’s really neat.
One of my previous roommates is actually helping with the campaign now, and it would really mean a lot if you could check out the show and let me know what you think!