The Cry of Mann was an interactive webseries that ran from October 23rd until November 2nd of 2017, performed by the members of the sketch comedy group Wham City.
The series followed the trials and tribulations of the Mann family who have been waiting for their patriarch, Tank Mann, to return home, hopefully in time for the annual celebration of TROOL Day. Each family member has their own individual struggles and the family business seems to be unraveling without Tank at the helm.
The main crux of this series was that the whole set was lined with telephones and viewers were prompted repeatedly throughout each episode to call in and talk to the characters. This was first thought to be a novelty or a way to scrape more lore from the world but as the series continued it became apparent that interaction with the characters would alter the course of the story.
This particular style of fiction is so novel and unprecedented that we were not entirely sure how to define or describe it. It seemed like something of a black box stageplay and an ARG all in one. To help, we called in our friend the Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis to help sort it out.
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