The Web Series You Need to Watch!
Who needs satellite TV when you’ve got Netflix, Yahoo, and YouTube creating fantastic shows made specifically for the World Wide Web? If you don’t have an unlimited data connection yet, it might be time to get one!
Tainted Love: It’s a gritty, sexy digital graphic
novel. Bonus: while primarily live-action, it gets around YouTube’s filters by animating its more mature
scenes which include lovemaking
and gunfights. Johnny Dynamo: The surprise hit series follows Robert Pierce Mitchell, a disgraced action movie star from the ’80s as he tries to make a comeback under a wily and unconventional management team. Burning Love: This farcical parody of reality TV dating shows like The Bachelor has a top-notch cast including Michael Cera, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.
Ghost Girls: Jack Black’s paranormal
spoof show is hysterical, as investigators Amanda and Maria struggle to do their jobs as amateurs. Emma Approved: It’s a modern take on Jane Austen’s Emma. Five to 10 minute episodes shot in the form of vlogs are supplemented with in-character blog posts and tweets making it a form of transmedia storytelling.
Saturday Night...Alright!: This reality-based, 12-part series, produced by MTV India has four friends meet up on Saturday nights to discuss life—bosses, relationships, friendship, love, sex, politics, and sports.