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The story is about a down on his luck, young aspiring gamer. He has no friends. His cat hates him. His name is Brian. He loves playing video games. One day during a public match the number one gamer the "Law" arrives to do a little bit of showing off. Out of no where Brian manages to kill the "Law". It's like the shot heard around the world. Because of it and all the hype Brian gets invited to Video Game High School. It's about a kid and all the troubles of high school but in a very different way. It's a competitive gaming school. While attending VGHS Brian tries to make it to his dream of playing at the highest level of gaming. Along the way he develops a crush on Jenny Matrix, the JV FPS Captain.Written by
The show remarkable transforms from an easy- going tale of a few friends who play video games, to one with serious emotional weight.
Each season is so dramatically different from the other, its as if you're watching 3 separate shows.
The first season: It's immediately clear this show was created by youtubers. It's funny, irreverent, yet lacking the capability to deal with real substance.
The second season: It contains all the humor and quirk that made the first season enjoyable to watch, yet there are issues delicately woven in. Relationships, parents, and friendship are explored, without the show feeling contrived or fake. Personally, this is my favorite season.
The third season: I never would have thought in a million years that a show titled Video Game High School could ever carry so much emotional weight. It's character-driven story line is poignantly realistic, yet I feel remorse over what the show use to be. I watched the first and second seasons because they were fun. They were funny, but not How-I- Met-Your-Mother funny, with one liners and punchlines. It was the kind of fun everyone has experienced, the casual yet incomparable fun with friends that makes one forget life exists outside of that moment. However this feeling is absent in the third season. The fate of the characters doesn't seem so concrete and certain. Maybe things don't turn out alright. Maybe they never will. The characters fall prey to real- world issues. And while these issues are explored fantastically, I still find myself missing when I could sit down, turn on the TV, and know I was in for a barrel of laughs.
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