By Ryan Estrada
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What if someone stole the internet? This comedy caper takes 100% real concepts, like the seven keys to the internet, cyber police, relay calls, photocopier black boxes, 419 scams, and more, and turn it into an anthology of nerdy crime stories tied together by a global plan to end the internet. it's a series of heists ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude's pants. Features 73 actors from all over the world, including Paul F. Tompkins, Felicia Day, Jemaine Clement, Samm Levine, Amy Stoch and more!
||ExplicitLittle Data: News Year||A look back for the Lunar New Year.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLittle Data: Zer0 Kn1ghts Before Christmas||The holiday heist that ruined humanity.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLittle Data: Patent Troll||a hot new track by Bill Denton and Menace||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: Ends and Means||Season finale! All the computer crimes come to a crital conclusion across the globe.||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8: Call For Backup||A hotel hosts a podcast hijacking in Culpeper, VA.||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7: Because ICANN||Fire and Brimstone in El Segundo, CA.||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: Give Me Space||A signal from beyond the stars reaches Kinlochewe, Scotland.||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: In Deep||Secrets spill in Nairobi, Kenya.||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: Going Dark||A hostage situation goes sour over printer preferences in The United Arab Emirates.||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Motivation||There's music, magic and malfeasance in Marshall, Texas.||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: Relay||A business call turns to blackmail in Kitchener, Ontario.||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: Let It All Out||An important pair of pants are purloined in Busan, South Korea.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBig Data trailer||If seven thieves steal seven keys...||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I wanted to like this. I backed it on Kickstarter. I really like the premise. But the whole thing is just too much. Scenes last too long and there are just too many layers of sounds going on. It feels overdone and I couldn't make it through the second episode.
I'm two episodes into this one, and loving every minute. Is it a big chaotic whirlwind? Oh my, yes! Exactly as it should be--the story moves fast, the dialogue moves fast, and so much happens at once, exactly as it needs to to capture the frenetic spirit of what's going on in this wild heist epic. This one might demand a second listen if you want to catch every single laugh there is to be had with these characters, but it's worth it.
Big Data is a roller coaster ride of hystericall frivolity. It takes a high concept premise (someone is trying to steal and possibly end the internet!) and then grounds it with improvisational humor, wallowing in the humerous minuta of its characters. There is an abundance of information, too much information in fact -- everywehre, as characters argue over petty subjects and issues while high stakes situations play out that probably deserve more of their immediate attention. What better set-up for a show about the internet?