A married couple that runs a charity for the blind and visually impaired takes advantage of their employees' time, energy, and patience.
Written By: Andy Kushnir
Directed By: Shawn Bowers,
All I can think right now is that if I had bosses like these two, I would probably be jailed for murder. Now that I've written that I feel much better. "Power Couple" focuses on the happenings in a small office populated by aliens. Maybe not actual aliens, but the sentiment is present. One has to wonder if writer Andy Kushnir has ever actually worked in a place that bears any resemblance to this. If he did, it's amazing he's with us today. "Power Couple" is a free flying sitcom styled series that has some genuinely funny moments, but also suffers from some slight repetition. The three episodes currently online are a great watch, but without some added variety, I can easily see the series becoming stale. As funny as the back and forth banter is between the characters... and Dan, I just can't see how much more time I would want to spend in the office unless some kind of change-up happens. As for these three episodes themselves, I admit... they had me laughing on more than a few occasions.
"Power Couple" mainly takes place in one location, allowing for a controlled stage setting. With that in mind, the audio was captured very well and since this series is dialog driven, that's the most important thing. Sure, character expression does play a role here, but without the audio we would have nothing. Lighting and shot comps seem very natural and though "Power Couple" does utilize a hand-held style at times, this is done well and actually helps push the show along. A nice but safe editing style keeps the pace moving forward and some good performances from the cast allow the laughs to flow freely. In the end, the overall production quality simply makes "Power Couple" easy on the eyes and ears, allowing the viewer to fully enjoy the on-screen ramblings of the cast.
The potential exists to keep this show going for quite a while, and slowly gain a viewership. As it sits right now, the jokes are funny and the show looks good. As I wrote above however, directors Shawn Bowers and Colin Hogan need to add some sort of variety or change-ups to keep the momentum going. By the end of Episode three I was feeling the familiar pang of the dreaded "been there done that" creeping in. Right now, this is easily dismissed by the laughs the show generates; but that could change fast if something is not added. This is a free series with quick episodes, great for a fast laugh when you're thinking how much your own job sucks. With the right additions to the show, and a continued motivation to keep the quality up, "Power Couple" has the potential to be spectacular... but please let Dan wear another outfit.
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