The "Inspiration" series continues with
an episode focusing on Architecture.
Written By: Adam Simcox
Directed By: Adam Simcox
A short time ago I had the chance to watch the pilot episode of Adam Simcox's "Inspiration" series, and immediately loved what I had seen. The review of the pilot episode "Inspiration: Mars" can be found by clicking. For an indie web series, what I had watched was down-right awesome. A series that was not only interesting, but also rivaled the most recent shows I watch on TV... err... Netflix. To say I was excited about episode two would be an understatement. So here we are, "Inspiration: Architecture" was ready and I eagerly hit that play button.
The short of my write-up is simply to say this was another highly enjoyable episode and I look forward to the next one. "Inspiration: Architecture" featured some excellent interviews and continues building it's reputation with quality content and visuals. Hell, the second in the series may even out-do the pilot when writing about the technical elements. The narrative flowed nicely and even the graphics seemed much more top-shelf. This was all held together with a knack for knowing what should go where to keep things entertaining. This was completely expected. A series usually grows as the creator gets more and more experience pushing out the episodes. So why the slightly lower review score one may ask? First off, "Inspiration: Architecture" is under half the run-time of the original pilot. Some of you may be thinking that short and sweet wins the race now-days, but in this particular case the quicker episode meant a lot less interesting information. Although the topic itself was a good one, not having the same amount of content made the episode seem a little unfinished. Or just maybe a little less fulfilling. Episode 1 featured a massive mix of clips and tid-bits that just kept the interest high and mighty. This episode was more content and less filler. Again, sounds strange to read because "the filler" is generally the stuff we want to see less of. Not in this case however, the add-ins were the ketchup on the meatloaf and when done right... simply makes the meal. I find myself wondering if the pilot episode were shorter, and this one longer, what my reaction would have been overall? Would I have given the pilot a higher score? Or would my expectations have been less for this one? With that said, I'm very curious on how the next episode will swing after watching this one. Will it be longer, shorter or more of the same? To keep this series at the top of it's game will require walking the tight-rope of content and inserts; not a task many of us would envy but the results could be potentially amazing.
"Inspiration: Architecture" ends up being a solid and entertaining episode of this emerging series. It may not be the best so far, but that's not for a lack of quality. As the technical prowess of Adam Simcox continues to build, he should be careful not to loose the content and creative filler that made episode 1 what it was. Thinking ahead I can only say I'm just as excited about the release of the next episode as I was this one.
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