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Recently, while looking at youtube trailers for chick-flicks so i could suggest to my sister (note: there is a scarcity of this genre being released in comparison to thrillers for example) i stumbled upon the trailer of a webseries: Dating Rules From My Future Self.
The trailer was refreshing and geeky, which i liked. However, even though it is a webseries, which should by definition entail an universal audience, the youtube channel was not available in my country. Alas, i managed to watch the series via other streaming mediums, while there is also the download route. In no way do i condone illegal activities, but for crying out loud, this is a series available for free to the US public, why should it not be available to the rest of the world? After watching the series i realized that it was heavily sponsored by Ford, entailing major product placement, which in no way intervened with the narrative of the series, instead it enabled it, providing a modern spin on how technological advancements interfere with the characters.
One of the main reasons i was drawn to the series was its stars. This is where the geeky element of the series is relevant. The star of the first season is Shiri Appleby, notably known for her starring role in the teen series Roswell. The premise of the series is that Shiri’s character; Lucy, a technology oriented gal, working in an app developing company, has the idea of an app that allows your future self to interact with your current self and provide advices. Yeah i know it is a little science-fictionish, with no realistic implementation. Moreover, if such an app was possible, would you waste it for dating advices? Nevertheless, if you accept the premise as the status-quo, then you have a nicely executed chick-flick webseries. On the second season, the star of the series is Candice Accola, notably known for her role in The Vampire Diaries. Surprise guest appearance by Fran Kanz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) was also a bonus.
The series is produced by Alloy Entertainment, which has been behind a couple of popular teen-girl oriented projects like Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle etc.
All in all, Dating Rules From My Future Self is an enjoyable webseries, recommended mainly to the female audiences. But you do not have to take my word for it, you can take a look at the trailer of the first season and decide for yourself:
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