Thursday, August 23, 2007

Review: Second Shift

In the podcast audio drama Second Shift, three college students from Boston find themselves magically transported to another world. Season 1 deals with them learning about this new world, and the friends they meet while searching for a way home. The story is now onto season 2 (which is currently being podcast) but I won't tell you anything about it so as not to spoil season 1!

Although the premise of an alternate world with magic is certainly not original, the writers try to avoid cliches and concentrate on characterisation and realism. There are no 'dark lords' to defeat or dragons to slay, instead this is more about a group of young people trying to find their places in the world(s).

The acting is generally pretty good and the accents work well (it's impressive they manage to keep them consistent!). The sound quality is also decent, though there are a few rough edges in the first few episodes.

I've been listening to this show for a while and it's definitely one of my favourites - highly recommended!

1 comment:

Mike Serecka said...

I agree whole hog! Second Shift has to be one of the best shows out there! And it successfully pulls off funny and serious at the same time.