Stream is a new webseries on Fear.net. The premise is that a woman, Jodi (played by Whoopi Goldberg), now in her 50’s took a drug when she was 17 that has affected her entire life and is now causing her to flash backward and forward in time. These flashes seem like hallucinations, but may be real.
I just got done watching Episode 1 (which is all of 3 1/2 minutes). The idea is interesting, but I don’t like the presentation, mainly because by the time it started to be interesting, it was over. I had a similar problem with Sanctuary as a webseries, and with the Hereos webisodes also. Hmm, maybe it’s just not the right format for me. I like to immerse myself in a story, and to do that with visual media, there has to be enough of it for me to go all the way under. These short bursts are just too shallow.
I will give Stream a second chance, but I think I will wait until several episodes are available. I will say I’m glad to see Whoopi doing something sci fi-ish again. I miss Guinan.