We spend a lot of time online, understandably, and every once in a while we like to take a break from the cats and constant research to enjoy the best of what the web community has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite recent entries!
*Disclaimer: This is not a fact-based study about the ten biggest web series but rather our current pick of a few new series’ that we think are interesting/funny/worthwhile and we hope you’ll check them out and enjoy them just as much!
The term “web series” is a broad term linked to many different types of series’ that started out in an online form in some way or another. The shockwaves sent out throughout pop culture and conventional television stations by the likes of new series like “House Of Cards” and “Transparent” has changed the lay of the land and increasingly small-time shows are being picked up by big stations (i.e. “Workaholics” and “Broad City” just to name a few)
This comedy web series that LA Weekly is calling “The Girls of yoga” was created by Summer Chastant and it follows a yoga teacher from New York that moves to Los Angeles to get her life on track but is met with a cold reception from the image-obsessed LA yoga community. Whitty, sharp, and perfect for anyone that has struggled with the downward dog.
Spin-off of a spin-off, “Flight 462” is a 16-episode web-miniseries that ties directly into the hit AMC prequel show “Fear The Walking Dead.” It depicts a zombie attack on a commercial airliner flying 300ft up in the air. Interestingly, the sole survivor will (in this case “went on to”) join the cast of “Fear the Walking Dead” for season two.
It’s not immediately new or entirely recent, but last year’s “Master Of None” starring Aziz Ansari was a total knock out of the park. Unexpected, heart-warming, sharp and deeply heavy on the soul at times, Ansari really rose to the occasion with his post-Parks And Rec foray into the realm of the web series.
Speaking of “Parks And Rec”… You can assume that pretty much anything Amy Poehler is in we will end up loving, even if begrudgingly. This series, which is really more of a community, is a perfect, inspiring, wholesome place for young girls and women to get awesome advice, support and communication in a world that’s so overtly obsessed with objectivity.
One of the biggest surprises, and possibly best-reviewed web series in recent history, “Horace and Pete” was created, written and directed by Louis C.K. for his website and “personal” audience and it focused on Horace (played by C.K.) and Pete (played by Steve Buscemi), the owners of “Horace and Pete’s,” a run-down Brooklyn bar. Filmmaker Stephen Cone said, “Leave it to Louis C.K. to save cinema – whatever that means – with a goddamn web series.”
A sharp, small-team comedy that examines the complex relationship between sexuality and commodity. “Hot Bikini Beans” is sure to make you laugh no matter the mood (and I was in a pretty bad mood when I sat down to watch the first episode). My boss was wondering why I was laughing but then she quickly slipped away when she saw the bikini-clad lead actresses on my little phone screen.
I still haven’t found a good enough way to explain to her that I wasn’t watching porn…