3 Real Takeaways from Hulu’s Fake Peek Into Residence Life [REBLOG]

hulu-ra-adI was able to get a “sneak peek” at Hulu’s new original series “Resident Advisors” before it came out.  (Check out Klout which gives you freebies and perks according to your level of influence on social media.)  After watching the first episode, here are my initial thoughts:
  1. It’s not that funny.  I struggled to make it past 10 minutes of the first episode.
  2. It really has nothing to do with being a RA and it doesn’t care (not that I think it should).  Residence life is merely the setting. This could be any aspect of college life in the overdone “college movie” genre… swap greek life for residence life… an off campus apartment for a residence hall room… have it take place during spring break… etc.
  3. There *may be the opportunity for some video clips to use in RA training, although the parody is so over the top, it may be minimal.
  4. This series isn’t likely to last past the first season.
In my opinion, that pretty much sums up everything you need to know.
I also wanted to share this blog post from the always-thoughtful and thought provoking Amma Marfo.  Here’s her take:

Amma Marfo

“Our lives could be a TV show.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Doug Hyun

I can’t tell you how often I hear that remark from people at the office- and have heard it, regardless of where I’ve worked. Those pleas get answered in the most seemingly random of ways; It would appear that enough current and former RAs have verbalized this need that we received Resident Advisors, which premiered on Hulu this past Thursday.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am still warming to the humor. I’m working hard to give it a chance because, as is often the case, I am a fan of several of the people involved. And additionally, as someone who did have several ridiculous situations happen to her as an RA, its always nice to see how our lives get dramatized. But even as I continue to adjust to how the story is being told, I’ve…

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