What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

Jerry SeinfeldTom Hanks enters the web series fold, the speed of massless particles gets dissected, kids’ stories come to life in a colorful composition, and Jerry Seinfeld creates a web series about “nothing” and — no surprise — it’s hilarious.

Electric City | The brainchild of Tom Hanks, this 20-episode series debuted over three nights this week. Sci-fi and post-apocalyptic themes are married with an animation style that is reminiscent of FX’s Archer to produce an intriguing story. Hanks voices the lead character with Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love), Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) also starring.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee | Jerry’s back! Showcasing observational humor at its best, Seinfeld chauffeurs his celeb friends around in one of his many fancy cars all while chatting over coffee. Longtime pal Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Seinfeld’s 1952 VW Bug guest star in the first episode, which had us loudly cracking up more than a few times. Here’s hoping this web series runs for nine seasons.

Minute Physics | Given all the news about the Higgs Boson in recent days, we thought it would be apropos to revisit one of our favorite informational web series, Minute Physics.

Written By a Kid | In this new series by the Geek & Sundry gang, kids dream up a story and a film crew brings them to life. The first episode features a tale by a young lad named Brett called “Scary Smash.” Dave Foley guest stars as the milk truck driver and Joss Whedon plays Gerald the S.Q.U.A.T. (yes, you read that correctly) team leader who is brought in to fight the monster. Give this kid an Oscar!

Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family | The third season of the web series that explores Dexter Morgan’s past returns with “All in the Family.” Grim illustrations combined with the dark narration from Miami’s most notorious vigilante provide superb bonus content for die-hard Dexter fans.

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

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  1. Caroline says:

    You guys should check out a series on Youtube called MyMusic. It’s really well written, and it’s basically a sitcom with audience interaction.

  2. Janey says:

    The Lizzie Bennet Diaries needs to be on this list. It’s amazing!

  3. ayelet says:

    Yay! Written by a Kid first episode was awesome, happy it made the list! :)

  4. Chris says:

    My favorite web series is Leap Year on Hulu (it’s also on YouTube). It’s an Aaron Sorkin type dramedy about a tech startup. Has a great cast and guest stars like Eliza Dushku, Josh Malina, Steven Weber, Emma Caulfield and Craig Bierko. DEFINITELY check it out!

  5. Vanessa says:

    What about WIGS on YouTube? Some god content, and they currently have a series with America Ferrera.

  6. Irene says:

    The Guild!!

  7. Jess says:

    French webseries The Visitor From The Future (aka Le Visiteur du Futur) is pee-your-pants hilarious. The first few episodes are typical low budget webseries stuff but it gets better fast. It’s the crazy time loop mystery of Lost meets the madcap adventure of Doctor Who. There are time-travelers, robots, zombies, gangsters, drunk secret agents and hot chicks with guns. You can watch the first two seasons (with english subtitles) at thevisitorfromthefuture.com.

  8. That Jerry Seinfeld web series is awesome xD

  9. saxyroro (@saxyroro) says:

    Between Two Ferns if that even counts. Nerdist All Star Bowling.

  10. Evan says:

    SPELLFURY is a Must Watch for Campy fantasy fun :):):)