There’s this new serie that will be launching on May 14th: Sanctuary. Unlike other series though, this won’t be broadcast on television. It will be available as downloadable or streamable webisodes of about 15 minutes with the first 4 episodes being free, after that you’ll have to pay for them. Good news is that it’s available world-wide, so not only for America.
I’ve been willing to pay for tv-series all my life; I watch them, I appreciate them, I want to support them and by paying you do somehow have an actual say in the matter. Your contribution is acknowledged and counts as a reason to keep the serie going. Just think about a lot of cancelled series: Dark Angel, Firefly, Angel, Buffy. The American networks only care about the amount of American viewers, dismissing the whole group of faithfull viewers outside of America and dismissing the money they’re actually missing out on. What would have happened if those viewers were recognized and allowed to contribute to the series? Maybe they’d still be going on?
This series might be taking a step in the right direction, but I’m not sure yet if it will be able to survive. It’s set in an other sci-fi, paranormal, supernatural Victorian-like world with weird creatures. Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter from Stargate) plays a scientist/doctor investigating these creatures. I saw the 5-minute preview and it looks kind of cheesy. A lot of the world and the creatures is CGI and so far it fails to impress me. It reminds me too much of a computer game and that’s not a good thing. Maybe the actual episodes will be better, but I guess I’ll just have to wait until May 14th.