WACKO SMACKO follows Sofia and Deb's tumultuous relationship and the harsh realities of learning how to love yourself while being a Hollywood
Written By: Mary Neely
Directed By: Mary Neely
Let me make this review short... and sweet. To quote Gandhi or Buddha let's just say that "Ha ha ha ha" pretty much sums up "Wacko Smacko" to a tee. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing so much watching a web series. The real sparkle here is not completely the concept, rather the realistic (yet funny) portrayal of real human beings. That's right folks, I wrote it. Real human beings! Imagine that! The comedy presented in "Wacko Smacko" is mainly dialog driven; sarcastic dialog with a wit that I couldn't help but think mirrors my own. That may sound egotistical and odd to write, but I like to consider myself the sarcastic king. Watching a series full of this stuff was simply a pleasure, watching the crazy situations unfold... with said dialog included was masterful. Back to the top, "Wacko Smacko" really is just fun to watch. Period.
On the technical side of things "Wacko Smacko" exceeds the normal standards for a web series and sits more inline with a network sitcom. Mainly, it's the spit and polish that seems to push this title above so many others. The audio is top notch, as is the post mix work: such as the editing and general pacing of the show. The camerawork itself is done pretty well including the hand-held style and more standard compositions. "Wacko Smacko" would feel right at home on network television, although quite a bit racy for normal cable. Bringing up my next point. The writing and delivery of the show is quite adult, but I can't picture any other way to make this show as good as it is. The realistic dialog and humor come from the adult themed content. Nobody in real life talks like June Cleaver, and nobody does in "Wacko Smacko" either. The mature content may not be anything new in this modern day, but it's the way it's written and put together that makes it unique. The acting itself? Simply raises the show to a much higher level. Of all the main and supporting cast, I can't think of any one of them who didn't pull their weight. Everyone was cast well and to be honest, one could almost believe we were simply watching a reality show, with hidden cameras. Bottom line here is that this show does what it should and does it right.
As you've guessed, I really enjoyed watching. Hell, I even binge watched a few episodes. Something not easy to do in the world of webTV. "Wacko Smacko" sets out and accomplishes it's goal to entertain. The best part? You can watch 8 episodes right after you finish reading this. So go ahead, sit a spell, laugh a bit and let actor / director Mary Neely entertain you for a while with her memorable features... ha ha. What does "Wacko Smacko" mean in the series? Watch and find out!
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