Sissy Biggers comes to MSN
Sissy Biggers, formerly of Ready, Set, Cook! and The Victory Garden has her own online-only show called "A Big Life with Sissy Biggers." The webisodes are the result of a licensing agreement between NBC Universal and MSN. The online series will feature cooking and food tips, plus other domestic matters. The site will also feature an extended look at subjects covered on the show for people who want to learn more about what Biggers has covered during the episode. There will also be a forum where viewers can share their own ideas and upload photos.
I don't watch shows dedicated to domestic living or entertaining guests, but I've never understood what the difference is between an online show that offers a forum for users and a television program that offers the same kind of forum. I don't think webisodes are a bad idea at all, I actually love the concept of original online content, but people can interact about a show online whether it's online or on television. This new series is just one of many examples of an online program that boasts being "interactive," as if creating a messageboard is something you could only do for an exclusive online show.
So here's a question for those of you with more tech knowledge than I: what would a truly interactive web series consist of?