Finally! A webseries® about public restrooms!
What? You weren’t asking for a webseries® about public restrooms? Tough. You’ve got one. And, evidently, you’re going to have one for the next 20 weeks (Until August 22nd!?). That’s how long the “producers” of new webseries® The Ladies & The Gents plan to roll out their show.
That’s a long roll-out. In fact, it seems anathema to the show since I’ve never been in a public restroom where the roll didn’t end after about 5 sheets.
Not that I’ve ever been in a public restroom. I haven’t. Not for the reasons you would expect anyway.
The main gimmick behind The Ladies & The Gents appears to be that the “Ladies” side was completely produced, written, and directed by ladies. And the “Gents” side was completely produced, written, and directed by men who may, or may not, refer to themselves as “gents.”
There are plenty of other gimmicks too: L&G (I will hate them forever for compelling me to shorten the title to “L&G” just now. I do it out of laziness and not some misguided need to appear hip and cool. Also, the title of this show is longer than half of the episodes.*) claims to have had over 100 people work on the show. It boasts five producers: Avi Glijansky, Tanya Ihnen, Steve Lekowicz, Robb Padgett, and Stephanie Thorpe. It’s a giant collaboration from webseries® and non-webseries® people alike.
This would normally be the place where I would go off on a tangent about how there are no non-webseries® people. But I’ve already wasted enough pixel-ink on this show.
Is pixel-ink a thing? It sounds like a thing. If it becomes a thing, you heard it first here.
It will be a thing.
So L&G was a big, old-fashioned love-fest! Oh, how new media of them! It’s so heartwarming! I’m all…
…ugh. Just ugh. We get it. You have “friends.”
So, The Ladies & The Gents exists. That’s one thing that can be said about it. The show has just been released so I’m not sure what else to say. Except for this: I hear the “producers” are already planning a season 2. I suggest that it take place in the gender segregated restrooms of a gothic Eastern European castle.
Barring that, I’d settle for Carlsbad Caverns.
Unless you want to fail, “producers”? That’s possible. So many webseries® creators do. I’ll know by the end of L&G Season 1. I’ll be counting the vampires. The first season takes place in a Los Angeles nightclub, so I’m sure my vamp-count will be extremely high.
Based on that assumption, I give The Ladies & The Gents my second highest rating:
Score = Blah
What this show has:
Too Small Toilets
Douchebags (Is it fair to refer to the “producers” that way?)
A Social Media Fetish
Ancillary Content (Al’s & Anna’s Tips.) (I hate ancillary content. It has no intrinsic value.)
What it doesn’t have:
*I assume. I haven’t watched this show.