What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

Missy PeregrymThis week, we check back in on the Failure Club to see who’s the biggest “loser,” Jerry Seinfeld gets an invite to Carl Reiner and Mel BrooksJeopardy night, and new series Suit Up throws down an excellent satire of college football.

Suit Up | A fast-paced, sendup of college football, Suit Up follows the trials of a high-profile fictional college football team that loses its cable company deal after a “Pigs for Play Scandal” hits the airwaves. Jim Dunnigan (Marc Evan Jackson), a renowned crisis consultant with little experience in athletics, is brought in to save the day. Faster than you can say “NCAA sanctions,” Dunnigan is imbedded directly into the football team’s program when he is named interim Athletic Director. Let the games begin!

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee | This super-sized episode offers a unique peek into the lives of comedy legends (and good friends) Reiner and Brooks. From Seinfeld picking up Reiner in a 1960s Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II to Brooks refusing to let Seinfeld and his film crew leave without spouting out just one more joke, this episode will having you grinning from ear to ear.

Failure Club | We thought it was about time to check back in with Failure Club. Comedian Meg, our favorite club member, continues to rise above the pack with her sharp wit and ability to exhibit graciousness under fire. Her hard work and small successes continue to inspire. Go, Meg!

Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time | The Inspector and Piper confront bad guy Boyish the Extraordinary, who has a major trick up his lab coat sleeve.

Cybergeddon | Chloe Jocelyn (Rookie Blue‘s Missy Peregrym, above), an FBI agent arrested for cyberterrorism in the first episode, escapes and sets out to learn who’s behind a rash of cyberattacks that she has been blamed for. You might need to suspend a bit more disbelief than usual, and the product placement is a bit heavy-handed, but both are forgivable since the series —  from the mind of CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker — travels at breakneck speed and features a fun, “what-will-happen-next” storyline.

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

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15 Comments
  1. “Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time” is great I wish it was official and part of Community. – You are watching British Television… we call elevators ‘lifts’

  2. Mufsin says:

    I saw all nine chapters of Cybergeddon. This show is really high paced and awesome for any fan of Nikita or Rookie Blue’s Missy Peregrym.

  3. Beth Kearns says:

    Hi there! The Suit Up link isn’t working. Would love to check it out!!

  4. madhatter360 says:

    How many times do I need to say “Lizzie Bennet Diaries” before it gets put on this list.

  5. Don’t forget to check out ‘Ruth & Erica’ with Maura Tierney on Wigs. It’s fabulous !!!

  6. Frank says:

    Cybergeddon was great. Are there any plans to continue the story since they did kind of leave a little for a continuation?

  7. Where The Bears Are
    http://www.wherethebearsare.tv

    Got named #1 LGBT web series by Queerty (it beat Husbands).
    http://www.queerty.com/where-the-gays-are-8-queer-web-series-you-should-be-watching-20120913/

    Tweeted by Margaret Cho AND Jane Lynch!

  8. Jamie says:

    MyMusic seems to be under the radar, it’s probably the closest thing to a TV show ever put out on YouTube and it’s this massive transmedia experience, never seen anything like it – plus it has the guy who was Warren on Buffy

    YouTube.com/MyMusic

    • Thom says:

      Don’t care for MyMusic. It’s like a Nickelodeon show, but more tasteless and hacky.

      One series I really enjoyed this year was My Gimpy Life on youtube – Felicia Day is in a couple episodes and she’s the best.

  9. These are all great series. They have an edge over others since they are backed by major media companies or personalities. We are an independent web TV channel so check it out at http://nutraltv.com

  10. Bhanley says:

    One of my faves is Hipsterhood on Blip.

  11. Jack says:

    i am loving HUNTING SEASON — hilarious, sexy and great production value – why haven’t you guys covered that?

  12. dayzerotv says:

    Gonna piggyback on Nutral TV… when Hollywood does a webseries, is it really “fair” to the majority of webseries out there? If anyone wants to check out my award-winning, post-apocalyptic series, Day Zero, watch here and let me know if our no-budget compares to theirs (others have said so) ;-) http://blip.tv/dayzerotv

  13. arbiterro says:

    Tymania is another high quality indie series. http://www.tymaniatheseries.com

  14. Matt Barnard says:

    My friend Matt and I (also named Matt) are involved in 2 great web series – Spin the Bottle and Bloomers! Both are doing really well and prepping for another season ….