The TVLine-Up: 6 Web Series Worth Watching

Happy Thanksgiving, people of the web! While the turducken is in the oven, pop open the laptop and consume some tryptophan-free web content before a family member sends you on a grocery run for gravy. This week, ’90s television stars awkwardly resurface, the elvin assassin wraps up her video-game inspired series, the crooner behind “Smelly Cat” logs back on and soap superstar Genie Francis turns up on a wacky mockumentary. Go ahead, be thankful.

Aim High | Just as romance begins to bloom between Nick and Amanda, the arrival of Clancy Brown’s Big Bad torpedoes their bleacher bliss. High school swim meets have never been so entertaining.

7 Minutes in Heaven with Mike O’Brien | Most recently known to the masses as the voice behind the Vanity in this summer’s Smurfs flick, John Oliver walks in to the closet with O’Brien for silly banter and exits with not one, but two awkward smooches.

More Web Series Worth Watching: Red Band Trailer, Parks and Recreation: Road Trip

Dragon Age Redemption | Young Josmael makes a very grown up decision in a split second, Tallis finds fleeting romance and Saarebas is silenced. But it’s what happens after all those events that is the most compelling.

Can’t Get Arrested | Led by Dave Coulier, former Full House cast members and a few other TV misfits (Saved By the Bell‘s Mr. Belding and the O.J. Simpson’s Kato Kaelin) have joined forces to poke fun at the fact that they can no longer get jobs in the industry. Playing themselves, the down-on-their-luck actors enlist the help of two bonehead paparazzi to put them back on the star map. This most recent episode is really only worth a look for a five second exchange between Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin that will teleport you back to San Francisco, circa 1993.

More Web Series Worth Watching: Husbands

Pretty the Series | A mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants is in its third season of not saving the drama for their mama. The outrageous and sometimes wince-worthy show follows 5-year-old Annette’s pageant trajectory, which is piloted by her dad Michael (Sam Pancake). To make things weirder, Annette is played by a grown woman, Stacy McQueen. This series makes this week’s cut because soap goddess Genie Francies unexpectedly shows up this season to play Dr. Kate, a pageant therapist.

Web Therapy | Lisa Kudrow’s improvisational web show returns for a fourth season, which means self-involved therapist Fiona Wallace will be logging back on to iChat. This season starts off with web cam convos about Fiona’s yet-to-be-published autobiography. Rosie O’Donnell guests as Fiona’s publisher who has some serious concerns about the manuscript.

Which of the above shows is a must-see for you? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!

Note: This column features web series currently releasing new episodes. So, don’t get your ironic t-shirts in a bunch, Guild fans.

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22 Comments
  1. muir says:

    Divine the series is also a MUST-watch. Absolutely FANTASTIC.

    • Marie says:

      Well I have to disagree.
      It has bloodypriestMisha which is a plus, but I found that the dialog rather repetitive (they say the same thing over and over again in every episode), and the scenes are too drawn out (if you have 6-7 min an episode, you should make every second count).
      I only watched all episode cause of Misha, but it didn’t impress me to be honest. So not a must see for me.

  2. CodexBalla says:

    The Guild anyone?????
    Though Dragon age is awesome.

  3. Jared says:

    Web Therapy is without a doubt, the best web series ever! I hope that Showtime gives it a second “TV” season with a better time slot. It’s so funny and Lisa Kudrow is a genius!!!

  4. RichieOnTV says:

    Awkward Black Girl? Anyone?

    • J says:

      These are web series with celebrities in them. Where are the real good ones like “awkward black girl,” “the guild,” “very mary kate?”
      Just cause it has a 90s tv star in it doesn’t mean it’s good!

      • Zoey says:

        I love how you dash them cause they have celebrities and give examples like a The Guild. Cause you know. Felicia Day is totally not a celeb at all.

    • Felicia Penza says:

      THANK YOU RichieOnTV! Awkward Black Girl is one of the funniest new web series on youtube right now! Mainstream media will catch up sooner or later….I just saw an article on huffingtonpost and essence.com about the show. For those NOT in the know, check it out on http://www.awkwardblackgirl.com

  5. Sean says:

    The Guild is fine but dont understand why everyone screams about it. Pretty, Squatters, Bandwagon, way funnier.

  6. Dez says:

    Marble Hornets. It’s on YT. Pretty creepy.

  7. Allison says:

    “Dorm Life” is also fantastic

  8. Anne Terrt says:

    What about “Husbands”? Really funny RomCom with a twist.

  9. Fran Harvey says:

    It takes a lot to put together 3 seasons AND keep it hilarious. “Pretty” brings the funny without crossing that fine line of doing just because it can be done. Web Therapy is great but anyone with that kind of budget and production backing is going to make a lot of friends.

  10. mac says:

    Not bad picks: Really dig “Dragon Age” and “Pretty.” Don’t really think “Web Therapy” belongs here…it’s web presence is now akin to being merely online content for a strong TV series (not that it’s bad on the web, just trying to champion the indie producers a bit…).

    For my turkey cool-down, give me “RCVR,” “Suck and Moan” and “Easy to Assemble” – all solid……

  11. cameron says:

    wow no RvB shame

  12. jasmine says:

    Has anyone heard of a new webseries called Redwood?? I saw a “sizzler trailer” for it and it looks very good!

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  15. Devin Mills says:

    Where is award winning romcom, Dating In The Middle Ages, with Deidre Hall, John Schneider, Matthew Ashford? Maybe it’ll make your list for 2013?

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