The TVLine-Up: 5 Web Series Worth Watching
Morgan Spurlock celebrates epic fails, Judy Greer hosts a series about how to sorta-kinda forge a healthier lifestyle, and an awkward black girl finds solace in writing rap lyrics — and it’s all happening exclusively on the Interwebs! Here are the five web series we’re currently obsessing over.
Reluctantly Healthy | With a title like that, I pretty much knew I was going to love this show. Arrested Development‘s Judy Greer hosts and brings in a different cheery health/food expert each episode. Nestled into the humor of these conversations are actual morsels of useful information. For instance, did you know Tequila is gluten free? Throw that tidbit out at your next happy hour.
Failure Club | A new series from documentarian Morgan Spurlock and regular guy Philip Kiracofe gathers a handful of New Yorkers who have improbable dreams, along with a deep passion to pursue them. The club members help support each other and will learn to embrace their failures and ultimately become desensitized to the negativities that the word failure often brings about. At least, that’s the goal. The latest episode focuses on the writers of the group, one who aspires to create a 20 minute stand-up comedy set at the end of the year-long program and another who hopes to pen a world famous Christmas tune. I was going to make a sarcastic remark here, but I’m actually rooting for these people to achieve success. Here we go Failure Club, here we go!
It’s Fred | When his mom is too busy waxing her eyebrows, Fred drops by prison with his arts and crafts supplies to enlist his dad’s help in creating a diorama for school. Nope, his dad does not work at the prison. Father and son bond, a disturbing diorama is created and Fred’s crush Judy gives Fred some hope. Animated dysfunctional families are fun.
The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl | TVLiners have raved and I finally listened. The main character Jay introducers herself to audiences like this: “My name is Jay and I’m awkward. And black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be.” She writes rap lyrics to cope with all the awkward situations she finds herself thrust into. The current episode highlights Jay’s consistent misinterpretation of cues from boos.
Minute Physics | This engaging physics lesson explains how some physicists have discovered that neutrinos are faster than light. Maybe. Demonstrated via an easy-to-understand narrative and hand drawn pictures, this episode makes me want to go back to high school. Almost.
Which of the above shows is a must-see for you? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!