Frequent poster, Katie, was asked by the Diva to keep us updated on Crystal Chappell's online show, Venice, since we are all too cheap to subscribe for season one. Here's what Katie has to say about the first episode:
I have to give credit for tptb behind Venice, the show looks wonderful, the music goes well with each scene and the actors are clearly enjoying not being handcuffed by networks or certain sponsors. Venice also gives Otalia fans what they've been waiting for, the first few minutes of the web series features Gina played by Crystal Chappell and Ani played by Jessica Leccia in bed kissing and then alludes to a shower scene but its the dialogue and expressions from the two actresses that clearly show they are no longer portraying Otalia, Gina and Ani have there own issues to work through mostly because Ani wants a commitment and Gina doesn't then enters Galen Gering playing Gina's brother Owen. I admit I was surprised by Galen's casting but in the few minutes we see him, he reminds me nothing of Rafe Hernandez on Days of our Lives he and Crystal's Gina have an easy chemistry. The show is only 6 minutes but sets up the next episode well, soon Nadia Bjorlin and Leslie Kay will test Gina and Ani's “non” relationship and who isn't excited to see Hillary B Smith, Jordan Clarke, and Tina Sloan stretch their acting muscles without the confines of a network? Check out Venice the series at http://venicetheseries.com/ or their youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/venicetheseries. Also for those who cannot afford the subscription for Venice there is a thread on the Otalia Big Purple Dreams board that is offering to help pay for those in need, they also are accepting donations.