Gary Gentile of Associated Press (AP) has written at least 2 very favorable articles on LG15 recently. Jake Coyle, however, in his weekly On the Net column, was a bit more harsh:
Video of the week: LonelyGirl15 Recap
Lonelygirl15 was groundbreaking when it debuted on YouTube on June 16, 2006. Since then, more than 60 million have viewed videos in the fictional series, and the confiding teenager, Bree (played by actress Jessica Lee Rose), remains one of the most recognizable faces in online video.
You may have checked in early on to see what all the fuss was about, but if you drifted out, you may have been surprised to hear that the sweet bedroom vlogger was killed off in the first season’s final episode – as the AP wrote – “at the hands of the religious cult that had chased her for the life-giving qualities of her rare blood type.” What? Life-giving qualities? Is that like Red Bull?
The fact is, LonelyGirl15 went from the cute confessions of a regular teenage girl and turned into “Lost.” Follow the bizarre shark jumping in the season recap at www.youtube.com/user/lonelygirl15. The finale played out in 12 videos, posted hourly. LonelyGirl15 will still continue, Bree-less.