As I recently stated last week in another
post, many of these new black web series are becoming indistinguishable from each
Most of them seem to deal with the lives and loves of 20-something year olds, and they’re all starting to look alike (How about a series about relationships between 40-somethings or
50-somethings year olds? You know people who have lived a life?).
But I say that to state that the on-going web
series, No Strings, Please, to its
credit, is going for something different. It’s a more quirky, oddball sort of
series with a quirky, oddball sort of person at the center of it, named Charley
Parker, as played by Naima Ramos-Chapman.
If I recall correctly, one commentator called
a previous episode “offensive,“
which any filmmaker would be overjoyed about. I would rather make something
that offended someone rather than have the person say “Hmmm yeah… It was all right.
So with that, here’s episode number 4 of No
The series is written and directed by Gemal Woods, and produced by Dawn L. Hall, who says in this latest episode “Charley drifts off into a light nap in her cubicle at
work during her break. She has a “comic book styled” daydream that
ends abruptly. She then ventures off for the remainder of her lunch
break to get some tea and to read a self help book. Along her journey of
reading and sipping, she bumps into a very mysterious man.“