What to Watch: 5 Web Series Worth Checking Out
Rocker Jack White tells Conan O’Brien how three staples on a mid-century modern couch influenced his musical career, geeks try to find love at Comic-Con, and last year’s popular web series, Squaresville, debuts its second season. Plus, Phineas and Ferb spawns a new web show.
Serious Jibber-Jabber | This relatively new web series features O’Brien talking “for a long time with interesting people.” The late-night comedian handpicks his interview subjects and deftly navigates a wide range of topics with each guest. The fourth installment features a fascinating conversation with Grammy-winning musician/producer White.
The Real Rob | What’s making us happy this week? Rob Michael Hugel of “I Hate Being Single” fame has started his own vlog, that’s what. He plans to answer viewer questions and, apparently, eat tacos on camera.
Geek Love | Formerly a TLC series, each episode of this web continuation features the exploits of a sweet geek looking for amour at New York Comic-Con. In the fifth episode, Nydia, dressed as Cheetara from ThunderCats, interviews her potential mates at a speed dating event. Potential suitors put their best foot forward, while Nydia maintains a poker face about who she likes best. Will Cheetara’s “sixth sense” help her find a partner in comic book crime?
Doof’s Daily Dirt | Goofy Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire), the blundering baddie from Phineas and Ferb, scored his own 13-episode web series where he rattles on about all-thing pop culture. He tackles such topics as Internet acronyms, last summer’s earworm “Call Me Maybe,” Honey Boo Boo Child and much more.
Squaresville | Our favorite high school misfits have returned for more misadventures! Season 1 ended with Zelda’s (Mary Kate Wiles) boy troubles getting in the way of her friendship with Esther (Kylie Sparks). When Esther needed someone to lean on, Zelda was too consumed with her “poofy-haired dumb ass” boyfriend to see that. At the start of Season 2, Zelda and Esther are still at odds, while Percy (Austin Rogers) tries to avoid getting caught in the middle.
What are your faves? Comment away below, and feel free to offer your own recommendations!