The Guild: Netflix Hidden Gem Surprises

Click to add this streaming TV show to your Netflix queue here!

I'm not a big fan of MMORPGs. In fact, I've sworn to myself to stay away from them. I've seen how they can consume people lives, taking up hours upon hours daily from people and stealing them away from any sort of real life social interactivity.

MMORPG stands for massive multiplayer online role playing game. If you know what an RPG is, it's like that, only it's online with other people playing simultaneously. This all sounds really complicated but it really isn't.

The Guild is a "TV show" (actually, it's online) that's based on MMORPG players. The characters within the show fundamentally communicate online, and so a majority of the show is simply watching them talk to their computers. Of course, they break away every so often, but most of the progression of the story deals with them talking at webcams and such.

Weirdly enough, this totally works. It really does, as much as it sounds like it wouldn't.

The Guild plays a basically nameless MMORPG, but to the best of my knowledge, it's pretty tongue-in-cheek that the game they're playing is World of WarCraft (the most famous, or infamous, MMORPG there is).

The show is quirky and weird and fun to watch. It has stretched out into four seasons so far, all available on Netflix streaming, and I've already watched them all. If you have friends who play these types of games, this is a fun little insight into their world - and if you ARE one of these types of gamers, I needn't say anymore because I know you've already seen this show.

Check it out if you want to relax to something that doesn't take too much effort to watch. It's extremely low-budget, but they make it work, as it's managed to gain quite some worthy Internet momentum. Add it to your queue and watch this music videos from the cast, it's awesome:

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Follow Us!