Welcome to the first in a series of post-season Venice: The Series commentaries with kind and thoughtful hosts, kelinswriter, jaina47, and myself, rysler. This post contains spoilers. Follow the Venice Episode Reviews at ryslerfic.
Tonight’s topic is Top Moments of Season Two. I asked each of us to come up with five moments, just five, that encapsulated the season for us.
Has everyone read TVGuide.ca’s Fearless Predictions? Good. Their snark puts our snark to shame.
Welcome to the second in a series of post-season Venice: The Series commentaries. I am rysler and I like counting. kelinswriter is with us in spirit (kelinswriter: I’m going to spend much of next week drugged, naked, and unconscious, and not in a fun way…) so please keep her in your thoughts. jaina47 is here live from Alabama, despite five eight inches of snow!
Tonight’s topic is Season Two Annoyances We Just Couldn’t Ignore Any Longer OMG.
Exciting stuff as 2010 ends! Venice has been named Best Soap by TV Guide Canada. That’s best soap, not best webseries. Suck it, Bold and the Beautiful. (Not really, you’re cool.) Michael Fairman, our guiding light, has posted his Best and Worst lists. Check out the Worst for the hilarious screencap of Meghann Fahy. And over on Youtube, there’s this. And TVOvermind has such a wonderfully squeeful article on Otalia and Venice that my recaps feel cynical by comparison. Talking this over with my cohorts (i.e. getting teased), I realized that I had never heard of Otalia when Season 1 of Venice was shooting. What an incredible year it’s been. Onward!
Shoutout to ralst! She’s lending Passion & Perfection’s considerable support to the recaps. I really appreciate her help. Venice deserves so much love and exposure.
This recap is coming to you live from New York! Actually, from my hotel room between shows, from the bus, from the scramble before another long drive. So if it’s riddled with typos, forgive me. I encourage you all to go see Lisa Brescia in Mamma Mia. Meanwhile, Venice’s champion, Michael Fairman, has interviewed Hillary B Smith. Awesome! Just like this episode.
The origin of the serial format, though popularized in the 19th century when magazines and newspapers were popular as “flash” media, is historically attributed to One Thousand and One Nights. Like Scheherazade, Venice is spinning stories all over the place to keep people afloat. Gina, of course, is at the center of it. The shit that hit the fan last week is piling up all around her. At her workplace, at her brother’s, in her pool.