What would you call over 5 vampire-free hours of staring at a web browser? Throw in a few shallow giggles, some metaphorical storytelling and an agoraphobic jingle writer and you have “Life from the Inside,” a full-length internet sitcom from KATR Pictures.
As I stated earlier, the show revolves around Mason Evan Harris, a newly destitute, agoraphobic, novelty-song-writer-turned-jinglist who is in love with his building’s… shall we say, “simple-yet-attractive” superintendent Jennifer. Mason’s life is made more difficult by his obligatorily crazy agent/manager, Kate. Or was her name Lou? At any rate, she seems to have gotten taller toward the end of the show’s first season.
Mason also has quirky friends of course. Two of them to be exact. Ashleigh, the acerbic sommelier, as peppery as a Rhone Syrah (though I never drink… wine), and Guy, a… shall we say, “simple-yet-attractive…” hobo? Sage? Man about town? Well, his occupation is unimportant. I can tell you what he, and all the others, are not:
They are not vampires.
And, yes, an agoraphobic is “the one who’s afraid to go outside” (at least that’s the over-simplified definition I’ll use here. I wouldn’t want to cloud this issue with actual psychology). I know that’s been on your mind since the second sentence of this review.
Since “Life from the Inside” (or LFTI, as they call themselves; pretense is never pretty, people) didn’t make me want to drive scalding crucifixes into my eyeballs, and since it is one of the most prolific webseries on the internet, and since it has fairly good original music, and since I’m a sucker for a good holiday special (of which this show has a few), I give Life from the Inside my second-highest score.
Though, if I was going to give my advice to the producers at KATR Pictures: perhaps for your next show you should consider the addition of more Vampires.
Watch my video review. Possibly the best way to view footage from “Life from the Inside”:
Score = Blah.
What this show has:
Original Christmas Songs
A Mid-Series Replacement
Bobbly Head Shakespeares
What it doesn’t have: