An international movement that supports the transforming of the human body and thereby the human condition through advanced technologies.
This movement is often abbreviated as: H+
This is the start of a new web series called H+. Created and written by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso, and directed by Stewart Hendler, the series tells the story of a world where technology has advanced so far that a third of the population has done away with computers and smart phones, opting instead to have a chip implanted in their brains which allows them to be connected to the internet via their brain and nervous systems 24/7. Every advancement has its downfall however and something horrible is on the horizon. When it hits, people with the implant drop dead where they stand and doors to social, civil and economic unrest are opened leaving the survivors to figure out what happened.
I’ve actually been looking forward to this for a while because, if you’ve followed this site at all, you know I love a good web series. One may associate a web series with an independent crew without the support of a major studio, but this one not only has Warner Brothers behind it, but also Bryan Singer.
The series kicked off today with two episodes. The first starts with clips from news agencies talking about the H+ technology and how it works. It then picks up with a couple driving in an airport parking garage five minutes “before it happened.” “It” being the event. By the end of the first episode “it” happens, but with all the confusion, no one knows just what is going on. The second episode picks up from there and advances the plot just a tad. The one thing I can tell from these two episodes is that shit just got real, and it hit the fan.
I find the concept both intriguing and incredibly frightening and the two episodes do a good job of grabbing the viewer. The idea behind implanting something in your body that accesses the internet is just creepy and from what I can tell so far with this series, it’s just a bad idea. So far, with the two episodes I’ve seen, I’m impressed and think that this will be a rare high quality web series. That being said, I think in order to keep people coming back, the episodes are going to have to be a bit longer, or they will need to release more at a time. As it sits, new episodes are scheduled to be released every Wednesday. The first episode clocked in at just over seven minutes which a decent length for a web series. The second episode clocked in and just over four, but over a minute of that was opening and closing credits, which could end up being a bit of a sore spot with the less patient viewers. I don’t know what’s to come, or if the episodes will get longer, but that’s the only complaint I have thus far.
It’s too soon to get super critical of the series, but I’ll be check back in each week with the latest episode. I’ve included the two episodes that were released today below so take a look and let me know what you think. You can also subscribe to the H+ YouTube Channel, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Also, if you subscribe to the YouTube channel, you’ll get exclusive access to first six episodes. I subscribed but haven’t gotten any notification on that yet. When I do, I’ll update this post.