Thursday, October 13, 2011

Web Series Review - Dragon Age: Redeption

The first episode of the new web series Dragon Age: Redemption premiered this week. And I have to say it's off to a good start.

The ads and trailers have been saying "Featuring Felicia Day" but she's a bit more involved than that. She's also the writer and an executive producer. She also plays the lead Elf Tallis. The role is worlds away, fittingly, of other roles I've seen her in on The Guild, Eureka and Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog. In all of those roles, she plays a quiet, shy girl who doesn't seem to like conflict. And with the first two, a first-rate neurotic. Not so much in this.

Within 30 seconds of coming on screen, she's flipping a cleaver (seriously, a big one) across then room then flipping a guy on to a butcher block to make pork chops. She is still kinda quiet, mostly because an assassin who can take out a guy twice her size really doesn't need to get that loud. And she's over the conflict thing.

The production overall is very good, with the only bad CGI was at the very end as Tallis lops off a bad guy's head. The writing is solid, almost Whedon-like, direction good and the acting entertaining. All in all, a good show. I look forward to the next ep.

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