What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out
This 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 Brooks‘ Jeopardy 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!