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METHOD - A Comedy Series Review

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by Ree Winter (subscribe)
Ree Winter
Published June 14th 2017
What would you do to reach your dreams?
When you were a kid, you dreamed of being an actor. When you left high school, you studied acting and now you're out there in the world. Calls from your agent are few and far between. When the call comes, you will do anything, be anyone - just to get your foot in the door.

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Meet Emma and Ryan

Meet Emma and Ryan. They're professional actors trying their best to live their dream but it's just not happening. In the meantime, between a variety of part time jobs, they're going to keep honing their craft. Whether they're pretending to be FBI agents while reading gas meters or handing out menus while dressed as a giant hot dog and pizza, they're always practising. The results: fun and hilarity.

Writers and producers, Tawni Bryant and Jerome Valinsky, had the idea for Method back in 2015. They produced a pilot episode and then presented it via Kickstarter in order to raise funds towards producing six episodes.

The Kickstarter project brought them to the attention of producer, Kristin Skye Sargent who joined their team to help produce the remaining five episodes.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the preview screening of Method which screened all six of the 10 minute episodes. The cast is naturally talented. It's obvious that they had a lot of fun working together and it comes through in the story of Emma and Ryan.

After episode three, everything - the writing, the acting, filming - becomes tighter and really finds its groove. Along with Emma and Ryan, there are some entertaining characters to watch out for. Look for Pizza shop owner, Gianni played by Jasper Bagg and the bum who will make you think twice about saying 'I don't have any change with me, just card'. And I just can not forget Emma's Irish accent, to be sure.

Method has taught me that it's not all hard work and serious determination that will achieve your dreams. Sometimes you just have to lie, cheat and sing badly for brat children in order to achieve them too.

This is certainly a series with a lot of potential and I'd love to see more of it. Hopefully, you will get to see it on a small screen near you in the near future.

Here's a link to the trailer for your viewing pleasure (this is Facebook link, so my apologies if you don't have Facebook):

Created by: Jerome Velinsky and Tawni Bryant
Produced by: Kristin Skye Sargent, Tawni Bryant & Jerome Velinsky
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