Tilzy had a chat with the creators and a mixed (p)review of the trailer.
“The premise is clever, but not altogether novel. Brooklyn-based Black20’s series net_work debuted in early 2007, depicting the company’s insides as a mismanaged business of wacky inefficiencies, odd-couple antics, and the occasional production of a successful viral vid. But instead of a sometimes surreal office space, J&D take Viralcom to the heart of showbiz: “It exists in a ficticious world where the web is the new Hollywood. We take you behind the scenes at a big ‘Waner Bros.-style’ studio through a cast of characters trying to navigate through this supposed ‘user-generated’ video industry.”
After watching the trailer I had the following thoughts:
“Wow, super-high production value.”
“Hm, didn’t South Park pretty much do this in an episode a week or two ago?”
“Hey wasn’t that, um, that guy from TV”
“Man, this wasn’t cheap to make.”
“Reminds me of the Jay Mohr show Action. It was super-insider LA industry satire. Remember that show? No? I fear the same for ViralCom.”