Never Have I Ever | Single by 30 | Ep 4
Joanna reconnects with an ex as Peter tries to impress Sarah’s friends. Mark and Chloe attempt to take their relationship to the next level, by going on an “official” date.
Episode 3 of ‘Single by 30’ is out on Youtube Red, so you can purchase and watch it right now. If you haven’t watched episode 1 and 2, click here. New episodes every Wednesdays.
Hold the phone! | Single by 30 | Ep 3
Peter and Joanna revisit their college years when they see Grace’s first DJ set at a frat party. Mark and Chloe take their mind games to the next level.
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Too Fast, Too Thirteous | Single by 30 | Ep 1
During their Senior year of high school, Peter and Joanna made a pact to get married if they were still single by 30. After losing touch for 12 years, Joanna re-enters Peter’s life coincidentally at his 30th birthday party. Confronted with the unsettled reality of their lives, they decide to reinstate the pact to help each other improve their dating lives.
Dot Dot Dot | Single by 30 | Ep 2
Joanna attempts to spice up her love life by trying out a dating app while Peter tries to meet girls IRL. Getting mixed results, they decide to swipe for each other and set up blind dates.
TVInsider– Harry Shum Jr. first showed us his moves on Glee, then went on to play sexy eternal soul Magnus Bane on Freeform’s Shadowhunters. Now we’re seeing a more grounded side of the performer in the new YouTube Red series Single By 30. Shum plays Peter, an ordinary guy who has made a pact with his gal pal Joanna (Kina Grannis) to help each other find that special someone.
This is a romantic comedy so things get complicated early on when we find out (perhaps before they do) that the besties also have feelings for each other. How long will it take for them to take that leap beyond friendship?
Single by 30 is full of charm and Shum shows us a gentler side in this role (and, yes, we do get to see some of his fabulous dance moves) but the series lives on the easy chemistry he has with Grannis. Shum filled us in on how it all came together.
What were the origins of the show?
Basically how YouTube really functions is you collaborate with other creators. With this one I reached out to them because I really liked one of the videos that they worked on and put out on their YouTube channel. We got to talking and we got to do little, fun shorts that we created together, and then they had this idea to do this project that was a pilot for New Form and YouTube. They wanted me and Kina lead up the projects and then we shot this 20-minute pilot that did really well, and they decided they wanted to do a full eight-episode, half-hour show. It was really great to be part of something so organic as opposed to, “Here’s a project [where] we thought about you.” I got to be a part of the whole process, which is really an awesome experience.
Since you were involved in the process what was your objective with Peter given characters you’ve played in the past?
It really resonated with me because I was always that nice guy. When I was younger, specifically with women, I never really took a chance and really said what I felt and I think most people in general, when they like someone or they have feelings for someone, they have a hard time expressing them in a certain way. Sometimes when those moments kind of pass you by you bang your head on the wall.
For Peter I think it is that way. He has this idea, this mindset of getting married by the time he’s 30 because his parents are pressuring him and society has that idea of when you hit a certain number you’re supposed to have all of these things. So he is in a way trying to achieve those goals that aren’t really his own. I think we’ve all dealt with that where we always want to try to please everyone else and we lose sight of pleasing ourselves at the end of the day.
It’s always weird when you have two best friends that are attracted to each other, but you also have these walls of one person doesn’t want to get rejected so they never want to bring it up … It’s that fear. But you also have to look at that 12 year gap, 12 years of not knowing what this person has learned, gone through or those things that can’t be summed up in a day or catching up over coffee. So I think there’s those fears that kind of come in the 12 years of whether it be burned by a past relationship and not knowing if that was maybe the right relationship.
I think we definitely discussed that and we don’t want to make it seem like a romantic comedy, they love each other and they’re just having a hard time expressing each other. I think that’s why the pact makes it a lot more complicated. There’s also the motivation of why the pact was two very different things for each of them. For Joanna it’s to do things to be a lot more free, to have this goal that allows her to do more things. For Peter it’s really that he really would be able to marry someone like Joanna and also he has that ticking clock. So there are two very different ideas, and hopefully they come to that same wavelength and we’ll see if they end up together or not.
How was playing Peter after you had spent the last year or so in Magnus Bane’s shoes. They’re so different!
It’s the spice of life. It makes me feel like I’m getting to experience so many different parts of the world without truly traveling. With someone like Magnus Bane, he’s very worldly, he’s seen everything, he’s been through almost everything, he’s felt I think every emotion possible in human existence but still has this quality about him that there’s certain things that he’s still finding new even living for centuries.
But for Peter it’s completely the opposite. He hasn’t really ventured out. He had one girlfriend for seven years but he hasn’t experienced the world, he hasn’t seen a lot of things. He hasn’t traveled like Joanna, who has been all over the world after high school. For me it was really fun to play the polar opposite. In a lot of ways I really related to Peter because there was a time in my life where I didn’t get to do a lot of that, where your mind is completely in a different place as opposed to someone who is a little more worldly and cultured.
PEOPLE – Harry Shum Jr. escaped the dating app revolution, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have innocent fun with Tinder.
“I met my wife during the time that people were meeting each other on Facebook, so I got a little taste of it,” the former Glee star tells PEOPLE of meeting Shelby Rabara, whom he wed last year. “But half my friends are on dating apps and every time I’m out to dinner with them they let me play on the app and I get to swipe left and right.”
Shum, 34, thinks the apps are fascinating but “put in the wrong hands, it can be a little devastating to someone’s self esteem” he says. “But it’s just another tool – it’s the same thing as going to a bar.”
Using his friends’ Tinder accounts was useful research when Shum signed on to star in Single by 30, which is about a guy and a girl who make a pact at 18 to marry each other if they are not married by the time they are 30.
“She uses it as a safety net to take chances and put herself out there but he is in love with her,” Shum says of his character, who meets back up with his high school crush just six months before their 30th birthdays.
“We have a whole episode dedicated to dating apps,” Shum says of the series, which PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek of above.
“There are so many ways to meet people today,” says Shum, who co-stars on his new series with social media stars Kina Grannis, Eric Ochoa, Anna Akana, Hillary Matthews, and Manon Mathews. “I say, ‘Whatever works!’ ”
Single by 30 is produced by Wong Fu Productions and will premiere Aug. 24 on YouTube Red.
Harry Shum Jr’s new series Single by 30 is on its way to Youtube Red next week (August 24). The official trailer is out on Wong Fu Productions’ main channel on Youtube and you can see a little bit more of what’s coming. Watch below:
WONG FU – “Single By 30” is a romantic drama that anyone who’s been through the wild ride of their 20s can relate to. Motivated by an innocent pact in high school to be each other’s backup plans, Peter and Joanna explore modern dating and relationships. Of course falling in love is far more complicated than we thought in high school, but hey, we also thought 30 was SO far away.
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According to IMDb these are the Episode titles of the Youtube Red series ‘Single by 30’ Starring Harry Shum Jr. and Kina Grannis.
- Episode 1– Unpacking
- Episode 2– Dot Dot Dot
- Episode 3– Back to the Future
- Episode 4– Burn, Baby, Burn
- Episode 5– Fi-na-lly
- Episode 6– Detour
- Episode 7– Missing Out
- Episode 8– Graduation
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The first episode of Harry Shum Jr’s new mini-series Single by 30 will be released in two weeks on Youtube Red. To make our wait easier, Wong Fu Productions just posted the official trailer on their main Youtube channel. Watch below:
Single by 30 trailer was also presented on Youtube Red panel at Television Critics Association 2016 this past Friday (August 5th). The producers Wesley Chan and Philip Wang, and some cast members talked about the original series to the press.
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