I thought this was a great episode - a good bounceback from the relatively disappointing (but still entertaining) episode 3.
About 30 seconds in my thoughts were "this looks like a parody of a music documentary - I'm sure the Geoff and Jarett will do a great job - this should be entertaining" - and it was.
I was then a little confused when most people on this forum didn't like the ep. The reason then dawned on me when so many people also didn't get the John Lennon/Yoko Ono photo parody. This was an instant recognition for me - and a resulting laugh out loud moment (rather than being confused or weirded out). Also laughed at other music cleches eg. B&W band photos and even "you'll have to ask Jeremy".
I would speculate the average PP fan, and possibly more importantly the average Canadian in the target TV audience, would have more familiarity with the music industry, and music documentaries, that some of the regulars on this forum; and would therefore appreciate this episode. I can understand some people not getting this episode - but I think a majority of fans will find something to enjoy about it.
What I can't fully understand is some saying this episode deviates from the "Pure Pwnage formula". Geoff has stated in interviews that he partly used the web series to experiment with (and parody) different film making styles. Does anyone remember .... Ep 2: couch interviews, Ep 4: kung fu fight sequence, Ep 5: Strong Man Angry Man, Ep 7: machinima dream sequences, Ep 13: multiple flashbacks, Ep 17: Zero Coordination. The "Pure Pwange formula" is that it constantly diverts from one guy shooting his brother with a hand held camera to explore a variety of video styles (usually with hilarity ensuing). Maybe it has been too long since a web episode was released for people to remember.
As always, really enjoyed all the awesome orignal music.
I look forward to enjoying the next 4 episodes, whatever Geoff and Jarett have decided to do with THEIR (awesome) show.
Edited by rattusprat, 06 April 2010 - 04:52 AM.