Over five million views and 33 installments into its 45-episode first season, MySpace wants to see more of the eight terribly attractive, post-college female friends that have very few qualms exposing skin on camera. Thanks to sponsorships and product integration from Ford and other marketers, Roommates will have a second season.
The news really comes as no surprise. If you’re male, post-pubescent, have some semblance of a libido, and rank yourself as a “4” or lower on the Kinsey scale, the show has an obvious appeal. But beyond the women, I actually think it’s kinda good. ###
Taking place inside a Los Angeles that’s sweetening up to them thanks to their show within a show, the domestic harmonies and disputes of Violet, Siggy, Petyon, and Heather are pretty fun to watch. It’s like eating at McDonalds or reading US Weekly. Sometimes you want to consume something you know is bad and probably not good for you. Oh, and Pauly Shore made a cameo.
Who knew girls, a cheesy storyline, a sunny backdrop, and mediocre dialogue could sell? Aside from H.L Mencken and everyone living in the Western World, Scott Zakarin did. After creating the internet’s first interactive, episodic program way back in 1995, his Iron Sink Media entertainment company has produced a set of series – Soup of the Day, NoHo Girls, and WeHo Girls – that somehow involve sexy ladies in LA
After 12 years of refining his methods, it’s about time Zakarin’s made another show with some sticking power. More likely, maybe it just took that long for the web to be ready for something that sticks.