I recently got an invitation to preview a new web series called “Distance” created by Alex Dobrenko. Being a part of the LDR community, I was so excited about the opportunity because I always love to know stories about long distance relationships and how I can relate my own experience towards those stories. This web series is about long distance relationship story, but unlike normal stories, it is told from two different perspectives. You know how they said that there’s always two sides of the story, right? Well, Distance The Series is successful in doing so.
What Is It About?
Distance The Series is a story about long distance relationship of Sam and Emily. Sam is a Photographer based in New York City, while Emily is an Urban Farmer based in Los Angeles. They met when Sam was visiting Los Angeles for a week. What was supposed to be a week-long fling turned out to be more serious. They could not resist the sparkling chemistry between the two of them. So, they decided to start a long distance relationship when Sam had to go home to New York.
There are 6 episodes in Distance The Series. Each episode consists of two versions. Like I said previously, there are always two sides of the story, and the creator of Distance The Series had brilliantly prepared two versions of each episode. Therefore, we can see the story from Emily’s side and also Sam’s side. I found this really interesting because I got to understand and relate to the characters better.
The first episode started with a monologue from both sides. It tells a story about how they met. Even in this early stage of the series, I could already tell that this series would be a unique and interesting to watch! With each episode, Distance The Series takes us to see Sam and Emily’s long distance relationship story. We got to see how they communicate with each other and how they face their problems. We can also see how they spend time doing silly things like other couples do.
Even though their long distance relationship is not easy, Sam and Emily seem to be trying their best to enjoy their long distance relationship. They like to do creative activities that LDR couples do during their quality time, like playing online games.
However, Sam and Emily also face some problems in their relationship. These problems started with some minor ones like trying to match their schedules with each other so that they can talk, or having a network disruption that disturbed their video call session. Really, I guess anyone in the long distance community would agree with me that those problems are some of the most common problems that we face!
There are also bigger problems that they face along the way. As both of them are still trying to establish their career and trying to pursue their dreams, closing the distance is not an easy decision. Initially, they talked about Emily moving to New York, but then Emily suddenly received a very good opportunity which made her have to stay for another 3 years in Los Angeles. This creates a big problem for their relationship as they are unsure when will they can close the distance and be together.
Is It Worth Binge Watching?
I have to say that I was instantly hooked on this web series since the first episode. I think the team behind Distance The Series successfully crafted a beautiful story about two people in love that are trying to be together despite the distance.
Some of the episodes tell you the mundane part about a relationship, like when I became the audience to Sam and Emily’s quality time as they were having video calls. The premise is simple but the execution is flawless, it made me connect with the characters deeply, and it also made me chuckle because I remember my own long distance relationship story with my Significant Other.
Watching Distance The Series made me remember all the struggles and bittersweet moments that I had during my own long distance relationship story, and it also gave me a peace of mind because I felt like I was not alone, I belong to this LDR community with other LDR couples that face the same issues as what my Significant Other and I face.
I watched the series with my Significant Other and we think that it is a very good thing to be done during our online movie date. The duration of each episode was not long, probably no more than 15 minutes, so we could easily find the time to watch it together despite the time difference that we have. We also took turns in watching Sam’s and Emily’s side of the story respectively and had an interesting conversation about how we would react towards the same issue.
So, if you are looking for a new activity to be done during your online date night with your Significant Other, I really recommend that you have an online movie night and watch Distance The Series together with your SO. It’s a feel-good long distance relationship story and will surely entertain the two of you. Don’t forget to let me know what you think about it in the comment section below!