First it was Isaac – yesterday I noticed the first ep of the web series he’s been working on went live, and then within an hour of watching it my cousin Jess sent me an email to let me know that the web series she’s been working on aired its first two episodes as well. I guess it’s no surprise, Isaac is one of the most extrovert people I know, and Jess, well, she’s always been able to sing and dance and a couple of months ago she snagged a lead on the forthcoming season of ‘Go Girls‘ (JESS – IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET? I DON’T KNOW) so it wasn’t really a shock to hear she’d also been working on ‘Flat3‘.
So. It’s 12:21am on Saturday morning and I just watched the two episodes of Flat3 that are available to me. When Jess emailed me, she asked me to watch and let her know what I really thought. Judging someone’s work is difficult enough, let alone a family member, so I am happy to say I really enjoyed what I saw. I have to be honest though – when I was told that Flat3 was a comedy based on three Kiwi-Asian girls living together, I did some involuntary cringing. I don’t know if it’s social stigma or my personality or what, but being Chinese and growing up with hardly any of the culture (I don’t even know how to speak the language), I’ve never really felt a huge connection with my Asian roots. I spent a good portion of my younger years trying to avoid the stereotypes and rejecting that side of me in order to feel like I was fitting in, and while things are a lot different now, I think a part of that feeling is still ingrained in me, as terrible as it sounds.
Anyway, I digress – that’s a story for another day. The point I’m trying to make is, I was feeling very anxious as I was clicking play, but my expectations were superseded and so far I’ve concluded two things: 1. Flat3 is a funny, awkward, silly, light and relatable show and 2. My cousin is really pretty but yeah, they’re right – she has no boobs. Oh well, can’t win ‘em all, ay Jess?
Enough talk. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think: