2012-09-15, 09:39 AM (ISO 8601)
Re: To Boldly Flee
I have some of the same concerns. I visit the site for snarky commentary on pop culture, I don't visit it for the storytelling.
Originally Posted by Zevox
However I would say that with To Boldly Flee they have boned up on actual storytelling enough that it might work. Hopefully better when they can build characters to suit a story from the ground up. If they can keep that level and improve on it then it can work.
As for comedy versus serious... I never thought the Critic was funny. He could snark just fine, but so can every reviewer on the site, I never found his other bits that amusing. I however always find that storytelling is a universal trait, a good story is a good story and genre is irrelevant.
Noting that farrrrr to many seem to think comedy can replace story, which is probably why I'm a tough sell on comedies and rarely seek them out.