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For the Love of Drama

With the recent announcement that AMC and OLTL are once again attempting to move their production online, the viability of the Internet has never seemed more evident. There are numerous cyber soaps and web serials, some good, some not so good. If you've never seen one it is important to note that you cannot expect the same production quality that we are used to seeing on television. The money just isn't there yet, but I believe at some point in the future it will be. Look how far television has come since we switched from radio programming. Like the rest of you I have no idea what the future holds for AMC and OLTL. If they do succeed in moving online, they may not be exactly the shows you remember. Like all cyber soaps, the production quality will undoubtedly be different than when it was on tv, but I hope that people will give them a chance despite that. I also hope you will give other online shows a chance because many of them show great potential and take very little time to catch up on. The average episode in a series is 8 minutes, with many seasons only consisting of 15 episodes or less. 

Early this morning I watched the entire first season of the little known series "Broken at Love" in about 90 minutes and I felt it was time well spent. I found the overall structure and concept of the show to be extremely clever. Because the plot of this first season largely revolves around one woman's infatuation and eventual relationship with a tennis star, every episode's title contains tennis terminology. If you know anything about the game, you know that even the word 'love' in the show's title represents zero in tennis. This should tell you everything you need to know about our protagonist Vivienne's (Karolina Sivas*) love life. Though she has no shortage of potential relationship opportunities in this first season, finding a perfect, shall we say, "match", proves to be much more difficult. 

"Broken at Love" is an engaging, witty, and charming romantic dramedy, with a cast of talented young actors. The character Vivienne is incredibly relatable and someone you want to root for from the first episode. It doesn't take long to be drawn into Vivienne's life and I can tell you that after watching this first season I can't wait to see what she will experience during the show's second season. 

To watch the first season of "Broken at Love" go to
Also be sure to subscribe to the youtube page so you will be notified when season 2 comes out! 

*Karolina Sivas also serves as director and writer of the series. 


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