Over on ReelPop there is a look at the latest webisodic offering from Bebo called Sophia’s Diary.
“When an episode’s posted, a viewer poll asks multiple choice questions to determine what direction the show’ll go next. I’ve only seen rough cuts of episodes one and four, which may suggest that the producers established set waypoints to guide the main action, and left the intervals up to choose your adventure-type choice.”
It will be interesting to see just how much influence the viewers have and how much has been completely pre-shot. Considering these are the folks who have had success with KateModern and the original LonelyGirl15, this will definitely be one to watch.
After watching the first episode, I do like that they have given up the horribly dated “talking into the webcam” device and replaced it with Sophia simply breaking the 4th wall anytime she has something she wants to share directly with the viewer. It’s not exactly a major breakthrough, but it makes it feel more like legitimate entertainment and less like a “web video.”