The TVLine-Up: 6 Web Series Worth Watching
This holiday season, there is absolutely no reason to pout because Festivus has come early to the web in the form of bite-sized entertainment, tailor-made for the harried holiday shopper. Witness Conan O’Brien work through his anger problem via web cam, then click on over to Minute Physics to replace the brain cells you lost by watching Kourtney Kardashian. Plus not one, but two animated shows make the cut this week!
S#*! Girls Say | Born from a parody Twitter account run by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, this new web series pokes fun at stereotypical ways women speak. The team behind this show skillfully conducts a hypnotic cadence of mundane phrases that, when strung together, make you giggle with delight. Juliette Lewis makes a cameo in the first episode.
Kourtney’s Mommy Blog | Venturing out of her NYC hotel room for this episode, Kourtney Kardashian rambles on about the benefits of playdates from a kiddie playspace in Tribeca in the latest episode of her so-bad-it’s-comical series. And, spoiler alert: Playdates are “not only good for kids, they are fun for moms, too.” Can you believe it?!
Web Therapy | Conan O”Brien continues to meddle in Fiona’s dealings with her pesky neighbor and quickly learns that doctor-patient confidentiality is at risk because of his behavior. And this comes as a surprise to him?!
Seven Brothers | Director John Woo flexes his web muscle by debuting an animated series that is an adaptation of the graphic novel he previously created with writer Garth Ennis and artist Jeevan J. Kang. Seven men with different backgrounds must fulfill an ancient prophecy in order to, yep, you guessed it, save the world.
It’s Fred | This wacky web cartoon follows the exploits of a misguided, lovesick kid named Fred (Lucas Cruikshank) who believes that creating a campfire will win over his schoolyard crush, Judy. Ah, if falling in love required only matches and firewood, life would be so much easier. And boring. The web-toon was developed and written by Kate Boutilier and Eryk Casemiro (The Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys).
Minute Physics | Henry Reich’s weekly series serves up science in an easy-to-digest format that leaves you counting the days until the next episode is unleashed. Simple cartoon drawings and clear narration is the recipe for this informative (and fun!) webseries. In the latest installment, learn why neutrinos are the “vampires of physics.” Way better than watching the latest Twilight trailer for the 15th time.
Which of the above shows is a must-see for you? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!