I don’t often watch web-TV series, but I’ve been enjoying the episodes of “Lizard at Home”. They come out on Thursdays. There have been three episodes so far, but they’re about 6 minutes long so it’s easy to get caught up and then watch today’s.
“Lizard at Home” is a creation of Dustin Clark, Joel Crichton, and Starlise Waschuk. On the show website they describe it as a comedic thriller, or comedy/sci-fi. To me, it feels similar in tone to the recent British television shows “Being Human” and “Torchwood”, both of them supernatural and mysterious and sometimes dark but never taking themselves too seriously. Apparently it was produced quickly and simply, but I don’t find the production values distracting from an intriguing little story, which I can’t predict the outcome of. The music is atmospheric and good.
The premise of this story seems to be that two roommates, Drake who looks human but is actually at least somewhat a lizard (Dustin Clark), and Oliver who is observing him as a scientist (Joel Crichton), have an unexpected encounter with an assassin from the future (Starlise Waschuk). I don’t have a lot of experience with lizards, mostly just taking care of a neighbour’s iguana while he was on vacation (the neighbour, not the iguana), but I was amused by the credibly lizard-like habits of Drake, napping under a heat lamp and spritzing himself with water mist.
Anyway, today is lizard day. Give it a try!