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!