While The Bedford Stop hasnt garnered the numbers to rival Kims 51 million Instagram followers just yet, it has made a huge splash. With a scathing writeup in The Muse, a short feature in the Style section of the New York Times , and countless pointed commentaries from their Internet audience, the series is poised to keep ruffling feathers.
But for all the criticism the prove has received, the actual episodes go down smoothly. The sweeping camera run, upbeat soundtrack, and banal dialogue combining to make a saccharine cocktail. Life on The Bedford Stop seems a little too sweet, but it is strangely entertaining.
Ortiz says he intended to capture his friends as they truly are, and both Alex and Olena‘s Instagram accounts point to their “real” egoes, but he’s fully aware that their antics might read as absurd or comical. “We dont take ourselves too seriously and I like looking at everything as a gag, ” said Ortiz. “I definitely expected a polarizing reaction.” And while the Internet may be answering with a surplus of thumbs-downs on YouTube, the stars of the present aren’t letting the haters get them down. “When we shot this, we didn’t think about other people, ” Sosner explained. “This was exclusively based on having fun with our friends and shooting a glimpse into our lives … a small part of merely the surface of our lives. We expected the reactions, but are so excited people are ensure it! ” Like any reality star in training, Yatsyuk noted that her greatest pleasure has been watching the show’s rise from relative oblivion to Internet fame: “Last week the pilot had maybe 100 views and 99 of them were probably me, ” she said. “Now the world is watching and the best part is making all of you giggle, even if its at my expense.” Screengrab via The Bedford Stop/ YouTube