Adam Sessler &The Interesting People

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season

Adam Sessler & The Interesting People from Comic-Con HQ is a talk show that features the legendary video game journalist and critic Adam Sessler as the host. The show is set up in the backdrop of Comic-Con events, where Sessler interviews a range of interesting personalities from the gaming, comic-book, and entertainment industry.

The show's format is simple but effective. Each episode takes approximately 30 minutes and consists of a one-on-one interview between Sessler and his guest. The show's angle is refreshing, as it goes beyond the surface level of what one might expect from a traditional Comic-Con interview. The show has an uncanny ability to amplify the voice and story of each guest by allowing them to share their journey, interests and personal anecdotes.

What makes Adam Sessler & The Interesting People from Comic-Con HQ stand out is Sessler's well-deserved reputation within the gaming community. His journalistic integrity, passion for gaming and his ability to bring out the best in his guests creates an unpretentious and relatable atmosphere that does not feel manufactured or staged. Sessler approaches each episode not as a celebrity interview but instead, as a conversation with a friend he's known for years. This approach translates into a sense of authenticity that puts the guests and listeners at ease, allowing them to speak their minds candidly.

The series is currently exclusively distributed on Comic-Con HQ, which may limit its exposure, but the show has a lot to offer within its niche. The show's guests vary from well-established personalities like Felicia Day, Kumail Nanjiani, and Elijah Wood to individuals like indie game developers and graphic novel illustrators. The diverse selection of guests allows for an equally diverse discussion of their interests and contributions to the entertainment and pop culture industry.

One notable highlight of the series is the unique introspective style each interview brings to the table. For example, in one episode, Sessler interviews game developer Tim Schafer, discussing Schafer's life before joining Double Fine Productions, his experience as a writer, his creative process and how he ensures the longevity of his studio. In another episode, Sessler chats with writer and illustrator Jillian Tamaki, discussing her process for creating New York Times bestseller graphic novels like "Skim" and "This One Summer." Through these conversations, viewers get to know the guests beyond their public persona.

The production value of Adam Sessler & The Interesting People from Comic-Con HQ is impressive. The show is set up in a studio with the Comic-Con exhibition and convention center as its backdrop. The studio is well-lit and visually appealing, creating a relaxed atmosphere that draws the guests’ attention to their conversation with Sessler rather than their surroundings. The set's design is minimalistic and features a desk, two chairs, and the Comic-Con logo in the background, which further ensures that the emphasis remains on the guest's and their stories.

In conclusion, Adam Sessler & The Interesting People from Comic-Con HQ is a must-see for anyone interested in the entertainment, comic-book or gaming industry. The show's unique format, coupled with Sessler's reputation, allows each guest the opportunity to discuss their passions and contributions to the industry, truly making each episode interesting. The show’s authenticity and welcoming atmosphere make it easy for viewers to suspend their disbelief and connect with the guests on a personal level. Watching the show feels like you're having drinks with the guests rather than a celebrity interview. While the show's limited exposure may make it difficult to keep up with its release schedule, the show offers a window into the world of comics, gaming and pop culture that is worth looking into.

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    May 7, 2016