Last month, Cardi B premiered a new series on Facebook Messenger called "Cardi Tries." The show, which is made up of 15-minute episodes and will wrap on Feb. 4, charges the rapper with trying something new every episode, from ballet to stunt driving to basketball. Cardi's unfiltered persona obviously makes for great content, so the episodes have predictably been chaotic.
But Cardi's got some competition coming her way. Resident funny-guy-slash-internet-troll Ryan Reynolds announced via Instagram today that he created a series for Snapchat called "Ryan Doesn't Know." These 12 mini-episodes, which will premiere exclusively on the OG disappearing-content platform beginning on Jan. 30, find Reynolds launching himself out of his comfort zone "in hopes of becoming a less boring husband and father." He'll be trying axe-throwing, latte art, ice-sculpting and more, working directly with expert Snapchat creators to show him the ropes.
The series is produced by Will Smith's Westbrook Media, which has already created two other shows for Snapchat: "The Solution Committee" focuses on son Jaden Smith's social justice work, while "Will From Home" follows the actor/producer as he chases down viral, inspiring sensations. We don't know what Reynolds had to do to get Smith to make a show about him instead of his family, but we probably don't want to know, either.
Is it just us, or is this series...exactly...like Cardi's?
A prominent celebrity takes to a fading social media platform to create a web series that features them challenging themselves to new hobbies, skills and crafts, complemented by their signature adored-yet-raunchy humor. Yeah, that about covers both of these shows, I think.
We're not trying to start a streamer war, here, but if we were Ryan, we'd be watching ourselves. You don't want to be on Cardi B's bad side. Or, perhaps they'll team up for their second seasons?