I've been watching some of the Untitled Jersey City Project videos on YouTube. There are eight short episodes, and they're all fragments of a larger story. What I find is that I have no real idea about what is going on, but I still want to watch. Is that crazy? I want to figure out what's going on! The site says this much is clear from the first eight episodes:
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.
I'm not sure I got all that, but that's probably because I haven't watched all of the episodes, and the ones I did watch were out of order. The whole thing is an experiment in the development of an entertainment concept, a work-in-progress television drama - so I guess that's the whole point. They want to see what people think, see if they watch and if they want more, before going ahead with a full-fledged show. Or maybe they've already decided there will be a show, and this is a good way to drum up interest and make any changes or tweaks that might be needed. I can't really tell, but if and when the show goes on television, it will be on FX. Viewers can even submit a title for the show and then vote to choose the best one (later when they've chosen the top 5).
There's a lot more information about the characters and the basic storyline on the Untitled Jersey City Project site. Check out the Sneak Peek video and see what you think. Does this look like a show you'd watch? What would you call it?
I'm going to go watch the episodes in order and see if I can get up to speed...