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!

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  1. Valerie says:

    I’ve watched a few episodes of Web Therapy. It’s not bad and I do love Victor Garber but Lisa Kudrow seems to be playing Phoebe-the-therapist as opposed to Phoebe-the-masseuse.

    My current favourite is a new one called Whole Day Down starring Willie Garson and Patrick Breen. It’s funny and makes me laugh out loud.

    I’ve also tried Dave Coulier’s Can’t Get Arrested – sorry but a 4-min bi-weekly web series about why life sucks since Full House wrapped 20+yrs ago isn’t funny.

  2. David says:

    Good list, but Rumspringa Girls has my vote this year.

  3. Matt T says:

    My current favorite Web Series is The Daly Show starring Tim Daly and his son Sam:

    Watch and learn how to be “a little less douche”.

  4. Elijah says:

    Some good choices, but I have to recommend Very Mary-Kate. The number of jokes packed into each episode (which typically run between 90 seconds and 2 minutes) is quite remarkable, as is creator Elaine Carroll’s impersonation of Mary-Kate Olson.

  5. noa says:

    i really like smart girls at the party. such a great show for all ages. Amy Poehler is so sweet and funny in it.

  6. Daren says:

    Everyone should watch “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” ( I recently discovered this one, and it is friggin’ hilarious. It really gets to the heart of awkward situations.

  7. joseph says:

    Daren is so RIGHT! “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” is hilarious! And don’t let the name fool you – it’s a universal show. We all have moments of awkwardness. All races are represented! With 3million views and counting, clearly there’s an audience. Check it out!

  8. Houser78 says:

    …i saw a few eps of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and i fully recomend it…it is hilarious!