What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

The Assistant Abby ElliottRob Michael Hugel (I Hate Being Single) turns up on a quirky vlog to give dating advice, the online arm of Lorne Michaels’ production company premieres two new web series with Saturday Night Live stars, and First Dates’ Toby Harris (Seth Morris) might actually land a second date.

Coffey Chat | If you miss Hugel (I Hate Being Single), this is the perfect way to get your RMH fix. He offers up tips on dating with Shannon Coffey on her web show Coffey Chat. None of the advice is what you would call practical, but it’s all chuckle-worthy.

Burning Love | Mark (Ken Marino) has a one-on-one with the cougar of the house, 84-year-old Agnes (Helen Slayton-Hughes). Will she be sent home to Sunny Acres or will Mark give her his hose?! Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) also returns as Mark’s therapist.

First Dates | A self-help junkie suggests Toby read The Secret and make a vision board so he can pull himself out of his unhappiness rut. Aptly titled “Optimism,” this episode ends on a hopeful note.

The Front Desk | 30 Rock’s John Lutz stars in this new web series about the wacky things that can happen at the front desk of a hotel. Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader guests in the first episode.

The Assistant | Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) plays an oblivious executive searching for a new assistant to help her with things like “how money works.”

What are your faves? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!

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  1. george says:

    Is it good business sense that the majority of these web series are only viewable in the US? I think not.

  2. cjeffery7 says:

    huzzah for abby elliott!

  3. rachelleet says:

    Burning Love is so fantastic.

  4. Lelolai says:

    Submissions Only is my favorite web series. It’s set in the world of auditioning for musical theatre. Smartly written and acted, very funny. If you were super disappointed with Smash, give this a try. Its way better.

  5. Martin says:

    where can i watch burning love outside the us, saw first one when i was there but not living there anymore.

  6. trsimpson45 says:

    You have to check out new action series Caribe Road…was just nominated for an Imagen Award (known as the Latin Golden Globes). Ambitious storyline, incredible production value, named talent attached yet from some of the behind scenes shots I saw, they had a very small budget, bare bones crew, and saw them shooting scenes with only a Sony NEX-5. Pretty impressive. Not the usual comedy genre on the list, but def worth checking out

  7. madhatter360 says:

    Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Job Hunters.

  8. Amanda Pina says:

    Dating Rules from My Future Self