In episodes three and four of Couple-ish comes a great advent of the writing in this series, in which, rather than vlogging the behind-the-scenes experience, Dee and Rachel are using in-universe vlogs to prove the Canadian government that they are indeed a couple. I love that the execution of this is very different from what I have seen in other webseries. From their incarnation, webseries have very much been a medium of telling stories either from a third-person narrative perspective or from first-person vlogging. The combination of the two blurs the lines of what it means to have a web show on YouTube.
In episode three, Amy suggests to Dee that the two of them should do a few vlogs about their relationship. Dee, in hysterical laughter, suggests getting Rachel deported instead. However, after a bit of prodding, the two agree the vlogs are a decent idea. I feel like this episode does a lot of setting up for the future, and I am excited to see where all of this goes.
Episode four is called “Channel Trailer”, and it shows Dee and Rachel faking coupledom in their first vlog, which they do very naturally. I think the actors being good friends in real life has a lot to do with that and watching their chemistry was really something to behold.
Overall, I am really impressed thus far. I think that the writing continues to stay solid and that Kaitlyn Alexander and Sharon Belle really shine. I am not wild about Sharon’s British accent, mostly because I enjoy her Canadian accent, but that is a small nitpick for the series as a whole. I am looking forward to seeing how the male character in the poster plays into everything, and I am sure his involvement in the episodes will only further complicate things.
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