What might be the most successful independent drama on the web, Anyone But Me came to a close this past week.
If you haven’t seen the show, ABM follows Viv (Rachael Hip-Flores), a sixteen-year-old lesbian whose father’s illness prompts the two of them to move away from Manhattan and away from her girlfriend, Aster (Nicole Pacent). She balances who she was with her old friends with who she is now all while fighting to keep her relationship with Aster alive.
It’s a wonderful story written and produced by TV veterans and all around nice people Tina Cesa Ward and Susan Miller. While a lot of people say that drama is impossible to make work on the web, these two talented creators have proven otherwise. With 3 seasons and over 10 million views for the show, they’ve shown that hard work, dedication and a love for the characters and the story can carry you on and make you successful.
If you haven’t seen the show, take some time to watch. People talk about the lack of great shows on TV. ABM is proof that good shows don’t have to be on TV. There are great shows made by independent creators just waiting for you to watch. And the wonderful thing about the internet is that even after the series wraps, it still sits online where even more people can find it and follow Viv and Aster as they navigate life together, and sometimes apart.
As an independent creator pushing ahead with Weird Girls, all I can really say about Anyone But Me is “Thank you.”
Thanks for leading the way. We’ll do our best to keep up.