Bottom Line: What would happen if the Olympian gods were stripped of most of their powers and set down in modern day New York to try to make good again? A whole lot of funny if O-Cast is any indication. Shot as a mix between a documentary and a reality television show, O-Cast is a fresh, fun ensemble comedy that’s worth watching even if you spent most of your Greek Mythology class napping.
O-Cast © is a mockumentary webseries created by the twelve Olympian gods of Greek mythology to broadcast their new lives as 20-something New Yorkers. Comedy ensues as they combine forces to convince the mortals of their modern relevance and inspire a new generation of believers.
Shot in high-definition and broadcast in short episodes online, O-Cast © merges ancient legend with the power of viral video.
Cast: Jon Riddleberger, Peter Coleman, Andrews Landsman, Kate Kuen, Anne Richmond, Melissa Klein, Eddie Gutierrez, Heather Parcells, Alex Goode, Leah Johnston, Preston Martin, Arielle Hader, Tim Reinhart, Steven Medvidick, Erik Gullberg, Michael Eisenstein
What O-Cast does better than most ensemble shows is that it manages to balance the storyline progression well. It feels like every one of the characters has a real place in the show. This is quite an accomplishment considering the sheer size of the cast and the fact that a new character is introduced every few episodes. (Storytelling 4)
Greek gods, reality TV it’s a marriage made in Olympia. (Novelty 4.5)