Happy March guys. Today, I thought I would bring you a new web series that I think that you all should watch. That show is Producing Juliet created, written and directed by Anyone But Me’s Tina Cesa Ward.
What is Producing Juliet?
According to the web site, producingjuliet.com, this is what the show is about:
When Rebecca meets kindred spirit Juliet, a playwright struggling to get her sophomore effort produced, Rebecca’s tenuous and open relationship with her alluring yet distant actress girlfriend becomes clear. Rebecca finds a new focus and decides to leave her corporate life behind to produce Juliet’s new play. And although Juliet is looking to create some distance of her own from an openly gay actor who can’t walk away from her, Juliet’s new partnership with Rebecca is about to put everyone’s drama center stage.
The show is made in New York under the direction of the award winning director and writer, Tina Cesa Ward (Anyone but Me, Good People in Love). The cast includes Rachel Hip-Flores (Juliet) and a slew of web newcomers such Alisha Spielmann (Rebecca), Jenny Grace (Laura), and Stacey Raymond (Michelle). The production team includes producers Allison Vanore (Anyone But Me, Cost of Capital, SOLO: The Series) and Rochelle Dancel (B.J. Fletcher: Private Eye).
Why you Should Watch Producing Juliet?
I suppose that you could say that I’m a little biased due to my gushing about Anyone but Me, but I really enjoy this show. Every time that I watch a new episode, I’m always holding my breath and cannot wait for the next one when it is over, but let me break this down a little bit more for you.
It’s an intriguing story that deals with a topic that isn’t very mainstream: open relationships. I love the fact that Tina isn’t afraid to push the envelope with her writing and the shows that she creates. It’s really a breath of fresh air compared to traditional media.
Not only that, it keeps you wanting more. I know that I mentioned that in my opening of why you should watch, but the show truly does. I’m never sure what will happen next. Will Rebecca leave her open relationship? Will Juliet’s new play be produced? I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to see what happens next.
Wow. I love each and every character in the show. Let me go through each of the main ones.
Juliet is a kind of a starving artist. She’s struggling to get her new play produced. On top of that, she is struggling to leave behind an openly gay actor that you know that she has some history with him. I’m very interested to see where that relationship goes.
Oh Rebecca. Sweet little Rebecca. From the very first episode, you can tell her open relationship with actor, Laura is rocky at best. I get the feeling that, at least in the beginning, Rebecca wants to fight to make the relationship work. I keep wanting her to break it off. Again, we’ll have to see what happens with that.Laura
I can’t make up my mind about Laura. I think she’s the type of person who is non-committal. I think that she’s in a open relationship because she doesn’t want to settle down with people. I could be very mistaken about this, but we’ll have to see as the series goes on.
Overall, all the characters add something very different and very interesting to the story and that’s something that I really love the show.
Where do I begin with this? The cast is phenomenal. We’ve seen Rachel Hip-Flores in other Tina Cesa Ward web series such as Anyone but Me and Good People in Love, but some of the other actors this is their first time on film. A lot of the actors have had extensive experience on stage. You would never guess this while you’re watching the show. The actors really make you think that you’re watching someone’s real life. I’m very impressed with acting in the show.
I cannot gush about the creative team enough. We know that we have Tina Cesa Ward who wrote and directed my favorite web series ever, Anyone but Me. Then, we have the award winning producer Allison Vanore who produced several episodes of Anyone but Me as well as other web series such as SOLO: the Series and Cost of Capital. The other producer is Rochelle Dancel who produced BJ Fletcher: Private Eye. This team has produced some of my favorite web series and this one isn’t an exception.
Decide for Yourself: Watch or Not?
Below is the first part of the pilot episode of Producing Juliet:
Let me know in the comments below what you think of the show or tweet @producingjuliet your thoughts.