This series is a fun, new comedy with a creative take into the world of telemarketing which isn't a job that people race to send in an application. It's one of those jobs that would be incredibly low on someone's job prospects. This is a fresh idea that I've never seen before which made me quite curious to check it out.
Ever had one of those moments where you’re in the middle of something, expecting an important phone call or home alone when suddenly your phone rings out of the blue from a weird number? You sigh as you stare at your phone in great disappointment. Yeah. We’ve all been there. It’s the last thing you wanted to do. Speak to a telemarketer determined to ruin your day by trying really hard to sell you something. I’m sure you’re already moaning and groaning about all of those happy memories that I’ve just brought back to the surface, right?
Well, now you get to see the other side of the phone call. You can learn what it’s like in the world of a telemarketer who doesn’t make enough, is overworked and will do whatever it takes to keep their job when their boss plays insane games when it comes to job elimination. It isn’t glamorous at all. Maybe you’ll think twice before doing cruel things to those people that call you at the most inconvenient times or maybe not.
THE CALL ROOM is a new comedy in its first season. It is created and written by Adam Carr. He also co-stars in the series. This series is about a group of young millennials named Adam (Adam Carr), Alexa (Alexa Rose), Jonathan (Jonathan Schwartz) and Craig (Nathaniel Meek) that work for an organization called the Leslie Moore Performing Arts Center which is a local non-profit theater. It’s the only job that they could really get after college. They are “telefunding” for this organization while dealing with their crazy boss named Simon (Sean Harrison Jones).
This series provides a few laughs here and there when you think about the job of a telemarketer. We, as the victims of these calls, put them through hell with insults and so much more each day. When watching this series, who knew that the office life of a telemarketer would be so interesting? Who knew they had so much energy? It makes sense.
It’s just when you think of a telemarketer, you think of someone who is dull and sitting in a dull office with nothing interesting going on. This series, if accurate, is a good advertisement to become a telemarketer. You want to join this team and interact with them. In a weird way, you’ll wish you were going into work each day with these people waiting on you at the office. Daily life would definitely not be boring if you can keep your job!
This series is a fun, new comedy with a creative take into the world of telemarketing which isn’t a job that people race to send in an application. It’s one of those jobs that would be incredibly low on someone’s job prospects. This is a fresh idea that I’ve never seen before which made me quite curious to check it out. The performances come across as a little larger than life, but they don’t seem too out of place. For example, the character Alexa. She has a giant presence in these episodes. There were moments where she seemed too big and came across as annoying. It’s probably on purpose since she doesn’t seem much of a likable character.
There’s something very interesting about this series. They use bluegrass music. They work it into the show since one of the actors (Jonathan Schwartz) is a bluegrass mandolin player. I find that fascinating since it’s something that you wouldn’t expect to be featured in a series like this. Especially as opening title sequence music. It’s neat! It gives more exposure to something cool like bluegrass music!
They also use a black and white sequence as their opening titles showing the characters cruising in a white car, standing out in a field with phones and looking cool while Jonathan plays a mandolin. It’s unusual. I don’t know if it really fits, but who am I to determine what fits into a telemarketer comedy. At this point, it seems like anything can happen. This series seems to give off that kind of vibe. These unusual things set it apart from other series.
If you’re a fan of comedies like The Office, Parks and Recreation, you might be interested in checking this series out. It’s entertaining to see what it’s like to be on the other side of a telemarketing phone call. Maybe you’ll giggle next time you’re on one of those calls after seeing an episode or two!
For more information on THE CALL ROOM, check out these links and watch the first episode below:
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.callroomseries.com