The TVLine-Up: 5 Web Series Worth Watching

This week, Judy Greer dishes about how Sarah Chalke made her drink a terrible coffee substitute, we find out who’s failing better on Failure Club, and, if that’s not enough, we introduce you to not one but three new series.

Reluctantly Healthy | Judy Greer chats about caffeine and discovers that some coffee substitutes have funny names like Teeccino and Dandy Blend. Spoiler alert: Dandy Blend is made from a mixer of dandelion roots and grains.

Failure Club | The latest installment follows Jessica as she starts her own catering company and aims to complete 100 catering gigs by the end of the year. In this episode, she hosts a dinner at her home, but the appetizers aren’t brought out on time and she doesn’t collect money from all the guests. Come on, Jessica, you can fail better than that!

The Perennial Plate | Filmmaker and chef Daniel Klein and his camera-gal girlfriend created an informative weekly web show “dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating” by road-tripping across the U.S. and documenting their experiences. From Detroit dirt to lobster pie, foodies will devour every second.

The Nextnik | Creator Mike Kravinsky, a DC-based former technical director and video editor at ABC News, quit his career after 29 years to pursue a different passion — dramatic filmmaking. His web series follows the trials and tribulations of Larry Zimmerman, a 55-year-old man who just lost his job and decides to reinvent himself. The acting and writing are not quite there yet, but for those who are tired of watching a gaggle of hipster twenty-somethings talk about mojitos and hummus, this could be your salvation.

Celebrity Sleepovers | Comedian Mark Malkoff stars in a new series in which he convinces various celebrities to let him spend the night. According to the promo video, he slept in a total of 13 celeb beds, including musician Lisa Loeb’s and 24‘s Mary Lynn Rajskub’s. Fellow web series creator Dave Coulier is first on the slumber party list! Cut. It. Out.

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

Comments (3)

  • Nope. Luke 11:17 with Chrishell Stause is the best web series ever!

    Comment by L-man – February 3, 2012 07:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great list Sheryl (we love Mark Malkoff). May we suggest checking out our Hulu series, ‘Leap Year?’ It’s a comedy about five friends founding a startup. Think you might like it :)

    Comment by Leap Year – February 3, 2012 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Here’s another great webseries, Old Dogs & New Tricks, about 4 friends in West Hollywood.
    They just wrapped up their first season.

    Comment by Morgen – February 4, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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