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The Bay: September Discussion
Topic Started: Sep 15 2010, 03:27 PM (2,714 Views)
Ellie


Discuss the new web soap The Bay here!

http://thebaytheseries.com/
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Here is a another link to the premier episode (it's a little bigger viewer than the one on The Bay homepage)

http://www.blip.tv/file/4125408

My only real complaint about the premier is that it's so short, although I realize that is just the reality of the way a new web series has to work. Other than that, I thought it set up storylines pretty well. I loved the brief interaction with Marly and Sara where we can see that Sara wants to make amends, but Marly is having none of it. I'm also intrigued about Brian's secret. The Confessions did a good job of setting the backstory so we know who at least some of these people are. Now I just have to wait another week for the next webisode.
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It was alright, really short though.
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Ew, why would they have that be the theme song? It's corny, gross and completely terrible. What they used on the Confessions episodes was awesome.

Tristan Rogers looks like he's about to drop dead. LoL The lighting did MBE no favours either. Like you, I felt the episode ended too abruptly and I find it funny that I'm supposed to believe Tanisha Lynn, Jade Harlow etc, are supposed to be teenagers.

As to what I liked. Most of the actors did a good job. Sandra Ferguson looked like one of those slutty reality Housewives, LoL! Do we know who's blackmailing Dylan Bruce? He was the MVP of the episode, IMO. Martha Madison was good in the brief amount we got of her, as was Jade Harlow. Tanisha Lynn's character seems stupid. That little runaway in tears moment was dumb.
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We don't know who is blackmailing Brian at this point and since the spoilers are few and far between, that means I really don't know. I thought MBE looked good. It's not "vaseline on the lens" lighting, but she's not supposed to be 30 either. I thought she looked the age the character is supposed to be.

I rarely think that teenagers on TV actually look like teenagers, so I guess I didn't notice that issue.

I do agree about the theme music, I liked the music used for the Confessions videos better.
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Yeah, the teenagers actually being teenagers thing is rare. That's one of the reason's I like The Vampire Diraries, the oldest teenager in real life is like 21.

The most interesting dynamic to me is Marly's hatred of her mother. I love family drama, it's always the best kind, IMO.
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Sep 15 2010, 04:19 PM
The most interesting dynamic to me is Marly's hatred of her mother. I love family drama, it's always the best kind, IMO.
Oh, I definitely agree. I'm really looking forward to how that dynamic plays out. The Confessions videos hooked me on that relationship even before the episode aired. Just the way MM showed Marly's conflict about her mother and the way MBE showed Sara's regret for the hurt she caused her kids. You could see that same regret/vulnerability in Sara when Marly totally shut her off and walked away at the party.
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MM just mention on BWR that Andrea Evans is joining THE BAY.
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It was okay. Better then I expected. That Tanisha Lynn is pretty bad though lol.
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darraholic
Sep 15 2010, 05:00 PM
It was okay. Better then I expected. That Tanisha Lynn is pretty bad though lol.
She was good on All My Children. She had a weird scene to play. Hopefully she gets better.
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Oh and did Matthew Ashford produce or direct? I could of sworn I saw his name in the credits? And I'm pretty sure they spelled it wrong lol. I'm pretty sure it said "Matthew Ashord".

Meh to Andrea Evans.
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darraholic
Sep 15 2010, 05:16 PM
Meh to Andrea Evans.
Tina Lord Roberts is NOT going to stand for such blatant DISRESPECT!
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Amello
Sep 15 2010, 05:21 PM
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Sep 15 2010, 05:16 PM
Meh to Andrea Evans.
Tina Lord Roberts is NOT going to stand for such blatant DISRESPECT!
:blah: Tina was great at first. Her return was HORRIBLE and seemed like a Rebecca clone.
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Amello
Sep 15 2010, 05:01 PM
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Sep 15 2010, 05:00 PM
It was okay. Better then I expected. That Tanisha Lynn is pretty bad though lol.
She was good on All My Children. She had a weird scene to play. Hopefully she gets better.
Matt is one of the producers of the show, along with Mary Beth and Martha and at least a couple other castmembers (I can't remember the full list at the moment).
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Sep 15 2010, 05:37 PM
Amello
Sep 15 2010, 05:21 PM
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Sep 15 2010, 05:16 PM
Meh to Andrea Evans.
Tina Lord Roberts is NOT going to stand for such blatant DISRESPECT!
:blah: Tina was great at first. Her return was HORRIBLE and seemed like a Rebecca clone.
Stop this. Her return sucked because the writing wasn't there. Plus, have you seen Evans on Y&R as Patty. She used to be a real actress, I SWEAR!

I hope she can find her talent again.
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Only Tawny on Y&R :p She's good but not in recent years.
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I just saw it. I thought it was pretty good for a first episode of a web series. At least I knew who the players were, thanks to the Confessions I've been watching, and I understood some of the conflicts right away.

I wanted to see more of Sara and Marly, though, because there's some real conflict there and it looks like there won't be a quick solution. "Vivian" overdid the running out in tears part because she was so mild when she first caught a glimpse of Pete with Lianna that it didn't seem to fit when she burst into tears and ran out.

MacKenzie's clearly a ladies man. Sara said his wife had just died. Guess he didn't wait long to begin a new relationship. Of course, maybe he'd been carrying on before she died. Guess we'll find out about that.

I do wonder what gives with Bryan. Not sure about Pete yet. Lianna might be interesting.
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I wasn't very impressed. I think from all the hype I'd heard, I expected it to be better. As others have noted, the theme song is terrible. Also terrible is the actor playing the younger son. I didn't realize he was supposed to be drunk or high until Sara called him out on it, and it seemed like a random conclusion to jump to. I also didn't like the performance of African-American girl who, I presume, is a jilted ex-girlfriend of the younger son's. Her running away crying was quite cheesey.

I liked Jade Harlow a lot on Passions. She was the best Jessica and she was never given enough to do, so I'm glad she seems to have an interesting role here, and I thought her performance was fine from what we saw of it. The older son seems the strongest actor of the people whom I wasn't already familiar with, and he's definitely the most interesting character - which isn't saying too much. Honestly, I'm concerned this show's going to be spread too thin. Obviously they don't have a lot of time for these episodes, so I wonder if they need quite this many characters.

I haven't seen the confessions thing. Can someone give a very brief run-down on how these people are connected. I know the two guys and Martha Madison are Sara's children, and obviously their significant others were made clear. How is Tristan Rogers connected, is he Martha Madison's father? And what about John Callahan and Sandra Ferguson?
Edited by SlyestFox, Sep 15 2010, 09:03 PM.
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Tristan Rogers character, Lex Martin, used to be married to Sara Garrett's aunt. Sandra Robinson is Sara's ex-husband Lee's sister. I'm not sure how Mackenzie (John Callahan's character) is related just yet.
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I liked it, though I do agree about the theme music and Vivian.

I liked Sara's reaction to Pete and Lianna. I would have never known they were teenagers, though, if whatsherface hadn't said so.
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