Web Series: RAGGED ISLE
For fans of...: TWIN PEAKS; Stephen King
What it is: Here's a serialized murder mystery that's downright artistic, yet accessible, spooky, and hip.
What's good: Lush cinematography and big-budget production values make this quirky murder mystery series look and feel like a studio film. It's familiar yet original. Having lived in Maine, we can tell you, it really is that beautiful and the natives really can be... like that.
What's great: RAGGED ISLE has the courage of it's convictions (it's odd and proud). So we grant you, it's not for everyone. But if you make it to the end of the first webisode, it's for you, and you're in for an online adventure that really shouldn't be so fun, given that it is so, so unnerving (and scary!)
What could be better: A bit more storytelling could be tucked in here and there. And every once in awhile, the stylized acting as “acting” is overdone (granted, it's a hard needle to thread). Overall, if they pull off a satisfying resolution of the overall narrative arc, such minor flaws will be forgiven and Ragged Isle will earn itself an A+.
Addictive like...: American Spirits
Review based on: Season 1, Webisodes 1-9
See for yourself!
- Official Website - RaggedIsle.com
- RAGGED ISLE on YouTube
Kevin Mulcahy Jr. is a staff contributor at welovesoaps.com writing theater and web series reviews as well as other in-depth features. To contact Kevin, email email@example.com.