Ps in a Pod, a new web series, created by and starring Alex Pires, co-starring Stephanie Windland and executive produced by Richard Wingert starts on a blind date between Pete (Pires) and Polly (Windland) at a bar in Brooklyn. At first, they seem to be “two peas in a [neurotic] pod” but something is off. After a ton of awkward fumbling – including an uproarious attempt at sex – they simultaneously realize they are perfect as friends.
“Watched the pilot. I really enjoyed it. I love the awkward kinda dry humor and the dynamic between the two characters is great. The inner monologue style is very funny and I hope it carries throughout the series. I also enjoy the idea of starting on a date and moving into them being friends. I think that there is still this belief amongst young people that such a dynamic can’t happen in the way that it does here so I appreciate that it takes this approach. Biggest critique is that the episode feels to short to me. I could honestly see this series having 20 minute episodes or something close to that. Just having it be eight minutes made some things feel very rushed. Like the whole sequence of the two deciding to move in together happened rather quickly. I don’t know if they’re afraid people wouldn’t watch long episodes online, but I would say not to shy away from trying that.”
Max Berry, Critic & Playwright, OnStageBlog
“It’s really charming. Skillful camerawork and editing, a funny script; I loved the subway sequence, and the lines about NYC birds had me laughing out loud. The actors are attractive and likeable, the music subtle and well done.”
Jan Ewing, Distinguished Author/Playwright, Critic for Hi Drama on Spectrum Cable
“Premise is interesting and technique worth exploring…
Production values are quite good. Plus, package (titles, music, etc.) sharp and professional.
The two leads are both attractive and pleasant.
Would love to see this develop.”
Dr. Cliff Hesse, Television Communications Specialist and Educator