Bottom Line: Beautifully strange is the best way I could describe this one. I hope that as the series progresses we start to see Dan’s character begin to grow and develop, this could be a lot more than a sketch series.
Dan Humford had an accident.
Now he’s in a coma, forever caught in the infinite white canvas of his own mind, where he’s haunted by memories, personal insecurities, and sometimes candy bars, old girlfriends, and a fetus.
Bite-size at 2-4 minutes each, Coma, Period. is a darkly irreverent comedy about our inept hero, Dan, and the ways he torments and rewards himself in the stasis of being in a coma. Starring comedian and web celebrity Rob Delaney, this actively original web series is hilarious, funny, comical, and as many other synonyms as you can find on dictionary.com.
Cast: Rob Delaney
Strike.tv Channel: Coma, Period
Website: Lead Balloon
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For such a clever premise, it’s too short. Once you get past the intro and the outro you have maybe 2 minutes of actual show. The sad part is that during those two minutes a lot of really interesting stuff is happening that makes you long for an extra minute or two even more. (Pacing 2.5)
It’s still pretty early in the show but I’d like to see a bit more plot progression. Right now it’s very much sketch-based, with every episode completely disconnected from the last. That being said, this show is wonderfully weird and could be fantastic if the writers give us a little more reason to feel for the main character. (Storytelling 3)
Fantastic use of green screen and a lot of fun effects make this a really well put together series. (Polish 4.5)