5.15.2018

SAILING :: Yacht Rock (Web Series review)

Yacht Rock (Web Series review)
Yacht Rock (Web Series review)
First of all, I've got to thank my sister Sara for introducing me to the Yacht Rock series. With all my time on the net, this one had completely passed me by. I was familiar with the term Yacht Rock and what it described - but what was the real history and the origin of the name? The Yacht Rock series was released in 2005 after being written, directed and produced by J.D. Ryznar and co-produced by David Lyons and Hunter D. Stair. It's a fictionalized mockumentary in 12 episodes, following the smooth rock superstars of the late 70's and early 80's. It follows the careers Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, and others. In fact, the term "yacht rock" was used to describe this genre of music only after the release of the series in 2005.

The storylines are hilarious and the caricatures are completely over the top. You'll recognize comedians and other celebrities such as Jason Lee, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Steve Agee, and Drew Carey. Go now, watch all 12 episodes (they are roughly 5 minutes each) and enjoy. You can learn more at:

http://www.yachtrock.com/

Start here with episode 1: