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Amanda Congdon, famous for hosting pioneering video show Rocketboom and then famous for making a big fuss about leaving Rocketboom, is coming back to online video on her own terms. She’s posted a teaser for what looks to be a new ensemble comedy show, Sometimesdaily. Introducing […]

Amanda Congdon, famous for hosting pioneering video show Rocketboom and then famous for making a big fuss about leaving Rocketboom, is coming back to online video on her own terms. She’s posted a teaser for what looks to be a new ensemble comedy show, Sometimesdaily.


Introducing Sometimesdaily from Sometimesdaily on Vimeo.

What has Congdon been doing in the last couple years? She made a splash by joining ABC News, but only stayed (or was asked to stay) a year. Since then, Congdon’s web video making, even on her own videoblog, petered out. Her last post was a full six months ago.

Sometimesdaily describes itself as “an off-beat, interactive variety show exploring life’s themes through the inquisitive eyes of Amanda Congdon.”

So what do you think?

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  1. Amanda Congdon Rises From The Dead At Sometimesdaily Friday, May 2, 2008

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  2. Amanda Congdon Returns to Online Video : The Blog Herald Saturday, May 3, 2008

    [...] NewTeeVee spotted that Amanda Congdon is returning to web video with a new show, called Sometimesdaily. There’s a web page up with a teaser clip, embedded below for your convenience: [...]

  3. Alec McNayr Saturday, May 3, 2008

    I’m confused on what is supposed to be the compelling reason to watch this show.

    It has all the makings of a very average YouTube offering. Weird dialogue. Meta references to online media. “Graphics.” No sound mixing whatsoever. Wait, here’s something different: a boobylicious Amanda Congdon mugging to the camera.

    Perhaps new media is starting to look like old media in that it still takes a celebrity to draw attention and press coverage to a show that isn’t that slickly done.

    Or maybe the mediocre production values is the point of the show and the joke’s on me. I want to like anything Amanda does because she was so fun on Rocketboom, but this just doesn’t convince me to return for the actual series.

  4. S-M Robinson Saturday, May 3, 2008

    Amanda had her 5 seconds in the sun, but we’re over it already. Her work over the past years has only shown that the real talent at Rocketboom was Andrew.

    After watching the preview, I’m just embarrassed for her. Sadly.

  5. Amanda Congdon Rises From The Dead At Sometimesdaily Saturday, May 3, 2008

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  6. Eric Susch Sunday, May 4, 2008

    What a terrible teaser. It doesn’t give you any idea what to expect from the show. I’ll watch because I’m interested in what’s happening in the online video space but if I was a regular person I wouldn’t even give it a second thought. I hope the show is a lot better.

  7. “Alex, I’ll take Web Content That No One Is Craving for $400, please.”

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