Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holly Spreads It Around

The In-Betweens of Holly Malone is making its way throughout the web. Currently, The In-Betweens of Holly Malone - Episode 30 "A Very Holly Christmas, Part 2 - Santa and the Art of Good Head is being featured on blip.tv's main page. Check it out at: blip.tv! Or simply watch the episode now!

Holly was also featured on www.tilzy.tv. Launched in 2007 tilzy.tv describes itself this way: "Tilzy.TV is a guide to webshows. We sift, scrounge, and search through the countless hours of web video to bring you the best programming available on the internet."

Here's what tilzy.tv had to say about Holly:

Holly Malone is the quintessential single, nervous woman who manages to screw up any interaction that could possibly lead to a date. She lives in New York City, has a dog, her own apartment, a job, and of course, a token gay friend. She is basically a more believable Carrie Bradshaw. Episodes are generally around two minutes long and are shot at various locations throughout Manhattan. The first season follows Holly and her two friends, Dimitri and Francesca, as they participate in a rage of ridiculous activities such as shopping for sex toys in Episode 1 at The Pleasure Chest on 7th Avenue (which also happens to be a stop on the Sex In the City tour), or obsessively evaluating a message left by a possible date for Holly in Episode 4, shot in the Le Gamin Cafe on Hudson street in the West Village.

Much of this show relies on certain cultural references, such as the landmark adult toy shop mentioned above, or the fact that Holly is often eating Mr. Softie ice cream on the street, that are unique to New York City, and so, as someone living there, I feel a particular affection for these characters. I especially like watching episodes shot in familiar places like the Conservatory Garden in Central Park seen in Episode 10.

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