Bottom Line: Break a Leg is one of the best web sitcoms out there today and is a must see for people who consider themselves web content completists.
DAVID PENN just got his first sitcom, Groommates, picked up — the problem is, he may not live long enough to see it succeed.
That’s right, aside from the regular trials and tribulations that come with shooting a sitcom, David has one other problem — he’s going to die at the end of the season. How? That remains to be seen. Why? That’s another important piece of information that David has yet to figure out. But as he narrates his story from beginning to end, one fact remains — he will die, in the storage room, with a gun to his head and the sounds of a fake laugh track in his ears.
A show not only about show business, but relationships, fame, entertainment, and death — BREAK A LEG is a mix of The Office and Arrested Development with a bit of murder thrown in, just for good measure.
Great cut aways, good editing, solid direction all around. (Style 3.5)
They manage a really good “joke ratio” throughout. (Pacing 4)
This is incredibly fun to watch, and even though it is long by web series standards you never once feel like it’s dragging. (Storytelling 4.5)
One of the most highly polished comedic web series I’ve seen. (Polish 5)
It feels like you’re watching a television sitcom, which works for it, but it feels like you’re watching a television sitcom and because of that it can be predictable in places. (Novelty 3)