Boo hoo, Web cam
We blog to exist. This is the premise (blargh) of NBC's new Web-to-TV series Quarterlife, as pontificated by pale and dreary blogger/protagonist Dylan Kreiger (played by Bitsie Tulloch). Already, New York Magazine has written upwards of five articles about Quarterlife (from the co-creators of My So-Called Life). Already, NYMag has called Tulloch the next Claire Danes. Too bad for Tulloch, whose character fumbles her own name in front of her Web cam. Dylan is sad, scared, insecure, pensive, and possibly also really dumb, though always attentive to her artful, black hair. Somehow she gets away with posting blogs and videos of her depressed, drunk, and sex-crazed roommates. They are mad at her for less than one episode. It's sort of like the Real World meets The Devil Wears Stripes, for amidst concubinal confrontataions, Dylan is an associate editor at Women's Attitude.No matter her plethora of nerdy-chic sweaters, sweatshirts, and artfully soiled t-shirts though, Dylan is a mess. She is no Claire Danes as Angela Chase, coming of age in hallways and boiler rooms with the likes of illiterate heartthrob Jordan Catalano.
Meanwhile, Dylan's love interest Jed, Quarterlife's indie car-commercial maker, looks nothing like Jared Leto.