As reported in today's Los Angeles Times, emmy-award winning creators of two highly regarded television shows -- "My So-Called Life" and "thirtysomething" -- have just unveiled plans to produce 36 8-minute episodes of a series called "quarterlife" specifically for the Internet. The new webisodes -- which are likely to cost more to produce than any previous Internet-focused effort -- will debut November 11 on MySpaceTV.com. Interestingly for readers of my blog, the plot of "quarterlife" is based upon the lives of six twenty-somethings and includes an "overly truthful" video blog. The show is supported, not surprisingly, by a slick website that touts that quarterlife is a "new Internet series and social network" -- it also asks us to "figure it out."
Hmmm -- "video blogging" is central to this new show's plot? Video blogging is central to the new prime-time ABC news magazine iCaught which has been recently discussed in my blog? Is there a trend here ....???