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Is it just me, or do most of the television shows these days seem to follow a cookie cutter plot of whatever happens to be the current fad? That’s why we have several Witch, Vampire and other creepy dramas on channels like the CW. Don’t get me wrong, I watch some of these shows myself, but it’s always cool when something different comes along. Untitled Jersey City Project from the FX network is a work in progress TV show that is comprised of 8 two minute episodes that were featured during FX’s Sunday primetime movies. What’s the show all about?
The eight short-form episodes of Untitled Jersey City Project are fragments from a larger story, with many of the story threads left unresolved. But from these eight episodes, this much is clear:
The story is set amidst the fast-developing Jersey City waterfront, just across the river from Manhattan. A shining new city is being built on the edge of this gritty town. But while the glass office towers and condos are sleek and new, the rules of the game haven’t changed one bit.
Everyone here has something to gain – money, fame, power. Or they can lose big. Or they could end up dead.
You can watch the episodes on the website. I didn’t recognize any of the actors, except for the cool 2012 Audi A6 car that is featured in each episode. The story itself has enough action and cliff hanger type filming techniques to make you want to continue watching all the installments. The 8th episode leaves you wanting more and it’s unclear if FX will show more short episodes in the coming weeks or convert to a longer format show or film.
Take a look at this episode and see what you think…
Would you continue to watch a series of short episodes like this one, or do you prefer a normal format show?