VGHS - Season 1 (2012)

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Season trailer

Episode 1

I recently watched the pilot episode of the web series Video Game High School, and was pleasantly surprised by its high quality and engaging story.

The opening title sequence, which shows the world that the characters live in, is visually impressive and sets the tone for the rest of the series.

One of the standout elements of the episode is the editing, which seamlessly incorporates footage from both the real world and the world of the video game.

This allows the viewer to connect with the characters and understand their motivations. The action scenes, which are well-paced and carefully choreographed, are also a highlight of the episode.

While some of the "real world" scenes felt artificial and stilted, overall the episode is well-written and engaging.

The creators of the series have clearly put a lot of thought into the story and its characters, and it shows. I will definitely be tuning in for future episodes of Video Game High School.

Episode 2

In this review of the second episode of the web series Video Game High School, the reviewer notes that the episode starts off slowly and feels stereotypical, with a high school setting that feels like it has been seen many times before.

However, the review also praises the use of comedy and references to internet culture, which help to keep the viewer engaged and interested in the series.

The writers and directors of the series are also commended for their understanding of gaming and internet culture, and their ability to incorporate these elements into the script.

Despite the slow start, the review suggests that the episode has potential and is worth watching for fans of the series.

Episode 3

In episode three of the web series Video Game High School, we see Brian D continuing to struggle to fit in and prove himself at the prestigious VGHS.

The episode starts with a stereotypical high school video, but thankfully it quickly turns into a play on itself, with Brian waking up from a dream.

The opening scene with Brian and The Law is intriguing, as it shows the impact The Law has on Brian and the dynamic between the two characters.

The "brain freeze" shot in Brian's dream is well executed and adds to the menacing atmosphere. We also see the continuation of the romance between Ted and Ki, and the dominance of Jenny in the world of FPS.

Overall, the episode showcases the writers' and directors' understanding of the internet format and their grasp of historical films, video gaming, and television.

Episode 4

Everything about this episode is perfect. The story is great, the performances are second to none in value, while the overall feel is inviting.

Be warned though, if you are into the series because of the guns, action, and adventure you may be disappointed as this focuses on dancing, neon lights, romance, and coconut.

I said in the first review I am fond of opening title sequences because they teach you all about the film/television show without having to tell you explicitly what's going to happen.

The original title sequence is gaming related, 3D animated, and is something you are highly likely to find in a video game.

This episode however, is like we found the Delorean, set the destination to 1984, and partied with the neon lights and parents.

The party scene itself is something that is missing in most films, and television shows. It's not the epic party that we want, but rather the "cool" party that we're invited to.

It's intimate, it's loud, and it's full of laughter – it's what most of us wished our high school parties were like.

There's nothing really to describe this episode rather than an extremely watered down version of Porky's (1980) – and when I say watered, I mean it.

It's not as raunchy, it's not as crass, and it's not as over the top – it's just a party. And that's the beauty of it.

The episode doesn't feel like a party, it felt like VGHS, and that in my opinion is exactly what should happen.

From the get go, and the stereotypical feminine objectives – having effort in getting dressed, and baking cakes – Ted and Brian, respectively, make this officially a web

Episode 5

In addition to the previous review, this episode also showcases the importance of friendship and teamwork.

We see Ted and Brian team up to help each other out in their respective challenges, and we also see how Law's obsession with winning ultimately leads to his downfall.

This episode effectively balances the comedic moments with more serious and heartfelt moments, making it a strong addition to the series.

One of the standout moments of the episode is the dance sequence, which perfectly captures the energy and excitement of a high school dance.

The neon lights, the music, and the choreography all come together to create a scene that is both fun and engaging.

Overall, this episode continues to demonstrate the strengths of the series, including strong writing, engaging performances, and clever references to popular culture.

It also serves as a reminder of the importance of friendship and teamwork, and the dangers of letting one's obsession with winning take over.

Episode 6

This episode of VGHS was packed with drama and emotion, and featured some standout action scenes.

Brian's confrontation with Ted and Ki, as well as the action-packed three-on-one showdown, were both highlights.

The episode also delved deeper into Brian's motivations for creating VGHS, and the final scene was particularly impactful.

The use of cause and effect in the story made the episode feel self-contained and enjoyable to watch.

Overall, a strong entry in the series with great character development and action.

Episode 7

This episode of VGHS features a range of elements, including action, adventure, romance, and comedy.

The show's format is reminiscent of early internet videos, with its wacky editing and high school quality content.

The break-up scene between Brian and Jenny was a bit flat, but the Law and Brian confrontation and the Super Mario-like action scenes were highlights.

The ending was not as powerful as expected, but the return of the "mega sack tap" and Ted and Ki's break-up are worth watching out for.

Overall, a well-crafted episode with strong writing and directing.

Episode 8

In this episode of VGHS, Brian returns to his hometown and is reunited with Jenny.

The episode features strong writing and playful use of language.

The theatrical presentation and use of colour also add to the enjoyment of the episode. While some viewers may not like the episode, it is important to note the references and influences that shape its style.

The episode may feel like a "filler" as much of the action and dialogue could have happened in the next episode, but it still manages to build anticipation for the season finale.

Overall, a fun and entertaining episode.

Episode 9

In the final episode of the season, the "big event" is set up with precision and professionalism.

The episode features two well-delivered speeches and a return of Ace, while Dean Calhoun continues to be a comedic highlight.

The creators appear to be playing with the "reverse effect" of traditional Hollywood cinema by introducing cliches and then subverting them.

The tandem fighting and capture scenes were enjoyable, but there were some issues with aesthetics and continuity.

Overall, a satisfying conclusion to the season that leaves room for future developments.

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