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April 29, 2010 1:40 PM   Subscribe

The free box is a webseries about eccentric housemates in portland. It has three 10-episode seasons, and a fourth in preproduction.
posted by djduckie (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems like something I might enjoy.
posted by box at 1:42 PM on April 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I still think we need a show with mathowie and cortex. Either they'd be all Odd Couple and it'd be funny, or they'd get along swimmingly and it would be awesome.

It's win-win!
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:45 PM on April 29, 2010


I still think we need a show with mathowie and cortex.

It shall be called "rafflers".

As for the free box - I watched the beginnings of a few and it was kind of tortured and forced.
posted by cashman at 1:54 PM on April 29, 2010


Daughter is currently scouring Portland Craigslist for a room. . .what fortuitous timing!
posted by Danf at 1:54 PM on April 29, 2010


Cripes, it's thespot.com updated for 2010.
posted by GuyZero at 2:00 PM on April 29, 2010


with the title, it seems like it would be neat if each month one of the roommates was offered a box with a button that would reward them with a million dollars but would result in the death of somebody else in the house.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 2:05 PM on April 29, 2010


GuyZero: Cripes, it's thespot.com updated for 2010.

*shiver* Did anyone else just feel like somebody had walked over their grave?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:06 PM on April 29, 2010


On first read, I thought the show had "three 10-second episodes." For a moment, it seemed right up my alley.
posted by bicyclefish at 2:31 PM on April 29, 2010


This is a really neat concept but the writing is abyssmal.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 2:57 PM on April 29, 2010


It kind of has to grow on you, but the later episodes of the first season and the second season are really good.
posted by djduckie at 3:01 PM on April 29, 2010


These have got to be Reedies, right?
posted by gleuschk at 3:01 PM on April 29, 2010


The general alt-culture no car owning pot smoking living with housemates shopping at the co-op scene in Portland vastly outnumbers the Reed enrollment numbers.
posted by idiopath at 3:24 PM on April 29, 2010


Hm. Does the Reed SU still have a "free box"? I still have a lovely pinstriped sport jacket I got from there.
posted by gleuschk at 4:04 PM on April 29, 2010


I never knew the Reed SU had one. Lots of places here have free boxes though (my bike shoes came from the free box outside my favorite bike store), I have even lived in houses with a "house free box", it didn't occur to me that the title may be referring to a single iconic one.
posted by idiopath at 5:19 PM on April 29, 2010


Wait so did the original girl have something else come up?
posted by Groovytimes at 1:03 AM on April 30, 2010


I am guessing that having her disappear in the way she did was an attempt to write her out of the series in a way that left open the possibility that she would eventually return. It was their equivalent to the soap opera "character goes into coma" plot twist.
posted by idiopath at 1:08 AM on April 30, 2010


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