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Web Series Review: Love (Asterisk)

Photo courtesy of 3tO5

Photo courtesy of 3tO5

Have you ever looked too much into a relationship?

Read into one little text message from a love interest way more than you should have?

Well, if you have, you’re not alone. Love (Asterisk), a comedy web series, developed by 3tO5; a multimedia company which develops web series, short films and theater productions, gives you a glimpse into what can happen when you do.

Love (Asterisk) was written, produced and directed by Miami natives, Victoria Collado and Bertha Leal, who also star in the series.  The cast, includes the rest of the 3tO5 team, local actors Mauricio Abascal, JianCarlos Vasquez and Ryan Rodriguez.

Love (Asterisk) is the story of two struggling 20-something roommates, Daniela and Robyn, who live in New York City and despite having entry level jobs, try to have it all.

The web series tackles anything and everything a single 20-something in a big city can go through: Tinder dates, professional woes, friendship struggles and of course relationships. Imagine if HBO’s Girls and Que Pasa U.S.A. had a love child, Love (Asterisk) would be it.

It’s definitely not AS Hispanic as Que Pasa U.S.A., but when you see it– you’ll understand the reference. As a viewer, the entire series was a bit of a roller coaster for me. It really tested my emotions. I found myself laughing, then crying, then laughing again. At one point, I was convinced they were talking about my life personally.

The chemistry between the two actresses is immensely tangible and you can tell they’re very comfortable in their own shoes as well as their characters’ roles. The web series which was filmed over a 6-week period using an iPhone, with no budget and limited resources, somehow just works.

Granted, it’s not perfect, but the script was on point and the girls comedic timing was perfect. At times you can tell they are newcomers to the web series world, but these smaller kinks are easily overlooked because of the talented cast and engaging story line. Don’t be fooled, Love (Asterisk)  has its dramatic moments, but we can’t forget the sazón provided by these feisty actresses. It’s clear they haven’t forgotten their Latina roots and try to incorporate that as often as possible without losing sight of what the web series is about.

Lucky for all of us, every episode is available for your binge watching needs on 3tO5’s website for instant streaming. Give it a watch, you may be surprised by how much you love it. You’ve probably never watched anything as relatable. It’s life at its best and at its worst, it’s real.

Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts:

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Cuban American 20 something. Lover of pop culture, beauty and style. Disney enthusiast. Currently in Nursing School, but broadening my horizons in the Journalism world. Some of my previous articles and interviews can also be found on www.TheYoungFolks.com! My taste in music ranges from Kings of Leon to One Direction to Diplo. I have a passion for food and travel (who doesn't really?) and I love to experiment with make-up and new looks. Always inventing, going on new adventures and moving forward. You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thee_cachie

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4 COMMENTS
  • Joanna DeJesus April 27, 2015

    Awesome! Where can I audition for the next season?

  • Joanna DeJesus April 28, 2015

    @cachieg I hope to move there at some point next year and I visit my family there so I think the odds are in my favor. 🙂 I saw the entire season last night, it was very cute. My friends and I have been wanting to create something like this. It’s inspiring.

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