LG15: The Resistance

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LG15: The Resistance
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Also known as The Resistance, TR
Genre Video blog, Drama
Created by Miles Beckett
Greg Goodfried
Amanda Goodfried
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Jim Campolongo
Directed by Yusuf Pirhasan
Ram Paul Silbey
Starring Jackson Davis
Alexandra Dreyfus
Marnette Patterson
Brett Ryback
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (weekly recaps)
Production
Executive producer(s) Miles Beckett
Amanda Goodfried
Greg Goodfried
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Producer(s) James R. Sterling
Lynn Kramer
Sara Clarkin
Location(s) United States
Cinematography Kevin Schlanser
Editor(s) Jerry Pyle
Chris Ryder
James Renfroe
Running time Varies from 6-10 minutes
Production company(s) EQAL
Release
Original network LG15.com
Original release September 20 – December 12, 2008
Chronology
Preceded by lonelygirl15
Related shows KateModern
N1ckola
LG15: The Last
LG15: Outbreak
External links
Website www.lg15.com/lg15theresistance
Production
website
www.eqal.com

LG15: The Resistance (September 20, 2008—December 12, 2008) was a web television series produced by EQAL that took place within the LG15 Universe. The series was first announced on July 4, 2008 via the official behind-the-scenes LG15 blog, Inside.[1] It premiered on September 16, 2008 at the New York Television Festival,[2] and was first uploaded for public viewing on September 20, 2008.[3]

The show continued upon the mythology established by lonelygirl15 and KateModern. Two main characters from the lonelygirl15 series, Jonas (Jackson Davis) and Sarah (Alexandra Dreyfus), were also carried over.[4] Daily content was provided in the form of video blogs, images, text blogs, and other information posted daily from the characters at LG15.com. On the following Saturday, all of the content from the previous week was compiled into one 6- to 10-minute episode to end that week's "chapter".[2][5]

LG15: The Resistance also marked the debut of a new LG15.com website. On September 8, 2008, two-hundred members of the LG15 community were invited to participate in a private beta of the new website. One week later, on September 15, it was officially released. The new LG15.com utilizes social networking capabilities such as member profile pages, a new forum, the ability to upload response videos, and the ability to interact with the show's characters and to help solve in-show puzzles.[6]

Each week of the show featured music from a different artist.[7] LG15: The Resistance featured the music of Hyper Crush, Film School, Voxtrot, Push Play, The Teenagers, Voyager One, Scissors For Lefty, Killola, Morningwood, Colourmusic, Illa J, Tokyo Police Club, Celldweller, Castaneda, and Warner Drive.

Plot[edit]

Season One: "We Will Not Be Stopped"[edit]

The first season of the show marks the entrance of the Hymn of None, an organization resisting the Order. The Hymn of None posts videos and blogs trying to convince Jonas to join the Resistance as their leader. Jonas does not want to put his life or anyone else's life in danger, however, so he refuses. Jonas's friend Sarah, on the other hand, wants to help the Hymn of None fight the Order and urges the community to help convince Jonas.

The Hymn of None posts a video, exposing a company called LifesBlood Labs to be nothing but a sham to get the blood from Trait Positive girls (like the Order).

After the Hymn of None saves Jonas from a run-in with the FBI, a video is posted by the Hymn of None showing security camera footage of a girl who was kidnapped by LifesBlood Labs. A few days later, Jonas decides he will join the Resistance. The Hymn of None ask him to find the Samsarine Doctrine, a book which supposedly holds secrets about the Trait Positive gene. Jonas follows clues that turn out to be fake, and he ends up getting kidnapped by LifesBlood Labs. A community member named Reed films Jonas's kidnapping. Sarah tracks down the people who kidnapped Jonas, and after spraying mace in the kidnapper's faces, gets Jonas out of the trunk and drives away with him. The Hymn of None posts more security camera footage of the girl, showing her suffering, and her attempted escape.

The Hymn of None posts a puzzle leading Jonas and Sarah to the Samsarine Doctrine. Meanwhile, Reed posts a video stating that he is being followed by LifesBlood Labs. Two days later an agent from LifesBlood Labs shows up at Reed's door. Reed makes a narrow escape, and pleads for Jonas and Sarah to help him. Jonas and Sarah ignore Reed and go to get the book. They successfully obtain it, and escape to safety.

The following week Reed, again, pleads for Jonas and Sarah's help. They decide they will let him join them, and go to Chicago to meet up with him.

The group travel east. The Hymn of None posts footage from Willow Wood Auctioneers, an auction house. The video is about an item for auction that "is thought to contain a cure for a rare blood condition that has afflicted many young people throughout the ages". The video has a puzzle hidden in it, that contains the date and location of the auction.

Jonas, Sarah, and Reed are leaving a hotel when they have another run-in with the FBI. Reed creates a distraction and the three make it away safely. They continue to travel. Days later, the Hymn of None posts a blog saying that one of their agents will be making an appearance in an online video chat. The agent turns out to be Maggie Schaeffer, the trait positive girl from the security camera footage. Reed posts a blog asking Maggie to join the group, and although she rejects the invitation, a few days later (on Halloween) she shows up at Reed's friend's apartment (where the group is staying).

Jonas, Sarah, Reed, and Maggie finally reach Boston. Sarah goes to the auction by herself only to find an anonymous note telling her that LifesBlood Labs has the cure in LA. The group splits up - Sarah and Reed jet off to LA while Maggie and Jonas stay behind. Once the gang is all in LA, however, Jonas and Sarah get themselves arrested by breaking into the LBL HQ by themselves. Maggie claims she is going to keep her distance, but once Reed gets kidnapped, she snaps back into action. Maggie pulls Jonas and Sarah together, and they rescue Reed.

During the "Day of Atonement", the Season One Finale, the group steals important information from the Hymn of One Center and kidnaps a LifesBlood Labs doctor. They tell the HoO and LBL that they will give these things back in exchange for the cure. Meanwhile, the FBI is on the group's tail and gets involved in the mix. Maggie discovers that Sarah is working for the Order and sends Reed off with an address. Maggie goes to save Jonas but ends up getting kidnapped. Sarah then reveals her intentions to Jonas and a few Order goons drag him off as well. Reed goes to the address Maggie gave him, and it's an old friend - Daniel from lonelygirl15.

Characters[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

Name Portrayed By Links
Jonas
Wharton
jonastko
Jackson Davis
(2008–Present)
Jonas on LG15.com
Jonas on MySpace
Jonas on YouTube
Jonas on imeem
Jonas on the LGPedia
Sarah
Genatiempo
theskyisempty99
Alexandra Dreyfus
(2008–Present)
Sarah on LG15.com
Sarah on MySpace
Sarah on YouTube
Sarah on imeem
Sarah on the LGPedia
Maggie
Schaeffer
hymnofnone99
Marnette Patterson
(2008–Present)
Maggie on LG15.com
Maggie on MySpace
Maggie on YouTube
Maggie on imeem
Maggie on the LGPedia
Reed
Barnes
reedabook99
Brett Ryback
(2008–Present)
Reed on LG15.com
Reed on MySpace
Reed on YouTube
Reed on imeem
Reed on the LGPedia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LG15 Update, Inside, July 4, 2008
  2. ^ a b "'LonelyGirl15' Creators Explore New 'Resistance'". Advertising Age. October 29, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "'Lonelygirl15' creators unveil new Web show, 'The Resistance'". Cnet. August 27, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ "lonelygirl15’s Second Incarnation: The Resistance". Newteevee. August 27, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ "LG15: The Resistance An Anti-Revolution?". Newteevee. September 26, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 
  6. ^ "‘Lonelygirl15′ Producer Amanda Goodfried on ‘The Resistance’". Tilzy.tv. August 27, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ "New "season" of web series is most mature yet". Los Angeles Times. September 17, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009. 

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