Today I’m chatting with Rich Burns, the creator of the new darkly comic web series, The Disappointments.
In addition to writing the 11 part series, Burns also acts as co-director, co-executive producer and one of the four stars of the show.
The Disappointments follows three middle-aged gay best friends trying to figure out how to live their best lives.
According to the synopsis, the series looks at a pivotal issue people face as they navigate their 50s: What do you do when you realize that time is running short, the road behind you is longer than the road ahead, and your job, your marriage, your relationship with your kids, your life has not turned out at all the way you had hoped and planned when you were young?
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Burns describes the show as a “darkly comic series featuring gay people in their 50s, who suddenly find themselves standing in a room, looking at their their belongings, their careers, their unhappy personal lives, their reflection in the mirror and asking, ‘How did this get to be my life?’ Disillusioned. Disappointed. And the clock is ticking…”
In addition to Burns, the series features Gedde Watanabe, James Campbell and Trevor LaPaglia. Steve Cubine and Burns share directing duties.
The first episodes of The Disappointments premiered on YouTube on November 8 and each Monday two new installments are released for a total of 11 chapters. The two-part finale will be released December 6.
Hit the play button below to listen to my chat with the oh-so-handsome Mr. Rich Burns. For more episodes of The Randy Report podcast, click here.
(lead photo: Ramon Christian)