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Friday, May 27, 2022

Kerry Washington’s run on TV may have ended with hit show “Scandal,” but that doesn’t mean she’s taking a break from television altogether.

On June 4, Facebook premiered “Five Points” on their Facebook Watch platform, a series that Washington produces.

The series tagline during all promotion has been “One story told five different ways.” Not much else was discussed as far as plot for the series, but the show stars five teens in high school: Tosh (Madison Pettis), Lexi (Hayley Kiyoko), CJ (Raymond Cham Jr.), Eric (Spence Moore II) and Wallace (Nathaniel Potvin).

Although it took a while to build up, this series provided a decent amount of storytelling for such a short series. The entire 10 episode season only adds up to about an hour of content, so there was little room for extraneous scenes or details.

The first four episodes of the series were released online June 4. Based on those initial episodes, it seems like the show will have one day that is focused on for the week of release. However, the events of that day will be told from the perspective of each of the main characters.

Interestingly, the series information and promotional snippets say the teens are going to be talking about a day that drastically changed all of their lives; yet, the audience has no idea what that event is or when it will occur.

The mystery of what this grand event is should entice viewers to keep watching. Besides the often alluded to life-changing event, huge things have already happened to the teens in the first few episodes, which makes plot development for the individuals even more intriguing.

While the first four episodes are a bit of a dramatic build-up, without giving away spoilers, the episodes following do provide much drama or answers to the basis of the series.

On July 9, the show posted its season finale. In the finale, fans get a new perspective added to the story to uncover the truth behind all of the events that have occurred and disrupted the lives of these high school students.

Press for the Adam Giaudrone-directed show began in late 2017 and piqued the interests of many TV enthusiasts due to this unique platform of Facebook Watch.

Watch is the social network’s attempt to get into the video streaming and on-demand service industry. The service premiered in August 2017.

The programming plan includes drawing from Facebook’s byproducts like Instagram. It will also include elements from YouTube, Twitter and live traditional television.

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Right now, Facebook is allowing only certain people to make shows through the service by way of application process, but after some time they will eventually let anyone create their own content.
While there is no word on a second season, many fans are hoping that there is more story to tell as the show continues. There is so much room to further develop.

I would recommend the show in order for people to experience the new Facebook Watch, which is executed very well, but I don’t think the storyline is anything to run to your friends about.

 

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