What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out

lizzie bennettNew web series My Last Days shines the light on wisdom that comes from a life-changing diagnosis, Shannon Coffey‘s brand of weirdness perfectly aligns with our brand of humor, and it turns out there’s poop on the moon. Plus… Wait. For. It. We review The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!

My Last Days | It’s rare that a web series has us feeling all warm and fuzzy, but SoulPancake’s heartbreakingly beautiful My Last Days achieves this in spades. Each episode focuses on one person (and his or her family) who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease, and the experience of hearing these stories is enough to make you reevaluate whether or not you’re living your own life to the fullest. Grab some tissues and prepare to be wowed.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries | Alright, already! We heard your pleas and while we may have been late to the party, we’re certainly glad we arrived. And we may never leave. TLBD (pictured) is an modernized adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Lizzie (Ashley Clements) is the twentysomething middle sister who’s in grad school studying communication. In the latest episode, Lizzie worries about her youngest sister Lydia going out into the world, then comes up with a winning New Year’s resolution. The addictive series is surprisingly engrossing, given most of the action is shot via a stationary web cam.

Coffey Chat | Just in time for winter, Shannon Coffey teaches us how to embrace those gray days by gloomer-izing your face. “Helpful” tips include how to apply mascara to your upper lip hairs and why there is absolutely no place for blush in the winter.

Smarter Every Day | This webisode of our new favorite educational series offers interesting scientific facts through cool visual experiments. Learn about a still-working experiment on the moon that involves corner reflectors, then head on over to MinutePhysics to find out what types of things astronauts left on Earth’s natural satellite many moons ago.

MinutePhysics | What’s not to like about easy-to-understand, mind-blowing science videos? In this crossover episode with Smarter Every Day, learn how astronauts went to the bathroom in space and why they left poop, among other things, on the moon.

What are your faves from the Web these days? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!



Comments (79)

  • Very Mary Kate. So funny!

    Comment by Jim – December 30, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is about the best webseries I’ve seen. It is one of the most effective modern adaptions of “Pride and Prejudice.” It never disappoints Jane Austen fans, and more often surprises and delights us. Welcome to the fold!

    Comment by Ann – December 30, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eastsiders is two episodes in and I’m already addicted and emotionally invested. A must watch.

    Comment by Zach – December 30, 2012 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Outs.

    Comment by Alexandru C – December 30, 2012 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS. ^
      Amazing series, hoping they’ll continue it!

      Comment by Brian – December 30, 2012 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously. How is “The Outs” not on this list?

      Comment by Anna – December 31, 2012 03:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY!! So glad TLBD is getting some attention! It’s great to watch and figure out how they’re going to incorporate the book elements in a modern twist. And with the ~4 min increments, its easy to get caught up and eagerly wait for a new one

    Comment by yellowbug – December 30, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Submissions Only is a fantastic little series.

    Comment by jules – December 30, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Submissions Only is a great web series that just reached its kickstarter goal to fund season 3! It needs more viewers! http://Www.submissionsonly.com

      Comment by Dee – December 30, 2012 10:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Submissions Only is a great web series that just reached its kickstarter goal to fund season 3! It needs more viewers!

      Comment by Dee – December 30, 2012 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Classholes is worth checking out too! Very funny.

    Comment by LC – December 30, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic! How is that on this list? It’s like the sitcom of the future!

    Comment by Jamie – December 30, 2012 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • MyMusic is the answer to the question: What would a Nickelodeon version of Portlandia look like?

      Comment by JC – December 30, 2012 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I fell for it and watched the first episode of mymusic- I wouldn’t call it close to as good as anything they’ve put on these lists- the acting was terrible and it was really neither funny nor clever. Stay square fight the robots- squaresville is the greatest!

      Comment by Boycot the spammers – January 4, 2013 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why’d you leave out MyMusicShow by the finebros?

    Comment by Mike – December 30, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • watch MyMusic!!! from MyMusicShow on youtube its awsomely funny love the series!

    Comment by Tina LePage – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YOU LEFT OUT MYMUSIC!!!

    Comment by Jas – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whats wrong with you people??.. HOW CAN YOU LEAVE OUT MYMUSIC?!

    Comment by Alejandro Rodriguez – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MYMUSIC!

    Comment by Maj – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You left out Mymusic!

    Comment by Spiky – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot MyMusic, funniest web show ever!

    Comment by Ingeborg – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic is a pretty good show and definitely belongs on this list

    Comment by Phillip – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My Music should be here.

    Comment by Alex – December 30, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • UM WERES MYMUSIC?! THERE WAY BETTER THAN ANY OF THESE COMBINED

    Comment by Jason Dooling – December 30, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • my music is a great example of how the classic tv show can be adapted and, dare I say improved, by being online

    Comment by Scott Mckee Arncliffe Wannan-Johnston – December 30, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MYMUSIC and the whole REACT-series are missing !! :O

    Comment by youngerpersec – December 30, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mymusic is no where to be found…WHATSUP WITH THAT?? THEFINEBROS ALL DAY

    Comment by Ryan – December 30, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about MyMusic? That show is the bomb.com

    Comment by Julia – December 30, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic ain’t on this list but Coffey Chat is? Y’all need to quit sleepin’ on MyMusic, it’s definitely worth checking out if you like music and comedy!

    Comment by Joe – December 30, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic is the show to watch!

    Comment by Jill – December 30, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT ABOUT MyMusicShow by the Finebros?!

    Comment by kaili – December 30, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MYMUSIC! You left out MyMusic!!

    Comment by Zebock – December 30, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why isn’t MyMusicShow there :(

    Comment by Chloe – December 30, 2012 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YOU GUYS LEFT OUT MYMUSIC!

    Comment by David – December 30, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about MyMusic?!

    Comment by Marcos – December 30, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My Music by the finebrothers

    Comment by Perla – December 30, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic should be here….

    Comment by Theodore Rexus Mamalos – December 30, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How could you leave the fabulous Fine Bros. Show. MyMusic? It is wonderful!

    Comment by Marjorie – December 30, 2012 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Technically, you only listed four, since the last two crossover. Are they friends of yours? In any case, you’ve left out other great series and creators, including MyMusic, which is probably the hardest working web series around! They produce content almost every day of the week!

    Comment by Amber Waves – December 30, 2012 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic is a great webshow. It is not only a web show, but a whole new way of experiencing television, making good use of this unique, new media. It is a webshow, a music newscast, a platform to present new or lesser artists, and also has a place to interract with the “staff” of MyMusic, called the “Mosh”. All of these things should clearly put MyMusic up there, because while it may be called a webshow, in reality, it is so much more.

    Comment by Eric – December 30, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Err, where is YouTube.com/mymusicshow !! MyMusic is epic!

    Comment by TheTeenTalks – December 30, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is MyMusic? It’s one of the best webseries!

    Comment by Irving – December 30, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic is THE BEST web series. LIST IT HERE … please.

    Comment by nico akkart – December 30, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t believe you guys forgot MyMusic! It’s an hilarious web series!

    Comment by Richard Bullick – December 30, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is MyMusicShow? The best internet sitcom of all time?

    Comment by Isaac – December 30, 2012 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHERE’S MYMUSIC?

    Comment by tori – December 30, 2012 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic should be on this list

    Comment by Layla Taylor – December 30, 2012 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Erm, WHERE is MyMusic?????

    Comment by Jessi – December 30, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT ABOUT MYMUSIC!? :O I love MyMusic!

    Comment by Dr. D – December 30, 2012 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, did you guys know that you left out MyMusic?

    Comment by CB – December 30, 2012 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MyMusic deserves to be on this list.

    Comment by Heaventh – December 30, 2012 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow that was an obnoxious and obviously organized campaign by the My Music people. I almost hope TVline ignores them. 2 or 3 suggestions would have been way more effective than spamming.

    Comment by Danyelle – December 30, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This just shows there are many people who watch myMusic

      Comment by nico akkart – December 30, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • MyMusic posted on their facebook to bombard the comments becuase they were left out.

      Comment by Ben – December 30, 2012 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We only posted those comments because we genuinely love the show

      Comment by miamockingjay – December 30, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. I was going to check it out, but I might wait a bit because this was a little too intense

      Comment by Knittererz – December 30, 2012 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know!!

      Comment by Sara – December 31, 2012 12:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know. I was thinking about checking it out, but that was super obnoxious. Color me no longer interested.

      Comment by Spencer – December 31, 2012 03:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You totally missed out MyMusic! It’s the best web series ever!

    Comment by MIA – December 30, 2012 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHERES MYMUSIC?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?

    Comment by caitlyn – December 30, 2012 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Burning Love on Yahoo! is such a hidden gem! It’s a spoof on The Bachelor and it’s freaking hilarious. Michael Ian Black, Adam Scott, Kristen Bell, Ken Jeung, and Malin Akerman are all on it. Ben Still and Jen Aniston also make cameos too. Michael Cera and Adam Brody are gonna be on Season 2, I can’t wait!

    Comment by Lauren – December 30, 2012 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELLO!!!! WHERE IS MYMUSIC! They are clearly one of those who should be in the BEST!

    Comment by Dinosaur – December 30, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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