Some of the best shows are currently being distributed online. Many up and coming screenwriters, producers, directors, actors, etc… are getting their work out there by creating and starring in webseries. As a TV junkie, and screenwriter/producer/actor myself, I’m always looking for something new to watch, and discovering other talented artists out there. Webseries give these filmmakers the freedom to distribute their content for all to u see. Using sites such as Kickstarter, and other fundraising venues, budget raising is becoming so much easier and more accessible. There are tons of talented people out there, whose work has yet to be discovered by the mainstream. Webseries give these may talented artists the chance to be discovered and entertain the masses.
Here are just of few of my favorite webseries that are definitely worth watching.
1. The Most Popular Girls in School
The Most Popular Girls in School is my favorite webseries discovery. The show revolves around the rivalry of the cheer quad and the Van Buren sisters, with many other hilarious characters in between, fighting to be the most popular in Overland Park, Kansas. The series is outrageously funny, superficial, campy, ridiculous, and I would probably watch every single episode every single day if I had the time. The Most Popular Girls in School began airing in 2012, and gained much of it’s popularity through the extremely quotable gifs made of the characters on Tumblr. The series is told using Barbies instead of real people, which makes it even better. Personally, I love everything that uses Barbies. The Most Popular Girls in School began airing episodes for it’s second season last month, but all episodes are available on the show’s YouTube account.
2. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl revolves around J, who’s an awkward black girl. The show follows J and her life struggles, including a job she hates and her hilariously annoying coworkers who she can’t stand. J must also deal with her dating life, and lack their of, and delves into her first experience of interracial dating. Awkward Black Girl is wildly hilarious and extremely relatable. Even if you’re not awkward, black, or a girl, it’s impossible to not laugh out loud to this program. It’s extremely entertaining. All episodes are available on YouTube.
3. Hunting Season
Hunting Season is the Logo Channel’s first official commissioned webseries. Hunting Season revolves around Alex, an aspring writer in NYC. The show follows Alex and his three best friends, and their trials and tribulations of being sexual young gay men in today’s day and age in New York City. It’s basically Sex and the City, but with young gay guys. Hunting Season may not seem that original in concept, but it’s a fantastic show. Dealing with so many issues gay men face in today’s dating world from online dating, clubbing, hookups, open relationships, etc… Hunting Season is definitely worth watching. All episodes are available for watching on the show’s website or the Logo website.
4. The Outs
The Outs also follows a group of young gay men, and a girl, and the ins and outs of their lives in NYC. Well more specifically Brooklyn. The Outs has proved to be extremely popular because of it’s more slow paced and realistic view of being young and gay, and having troubles dealing with breakups and moving on. Where many gay shows are complained about by depending on nudity and sex to get viewers, The Outs has proved that there’s more to gay storytelling than sex. The series does have it, but it’s not gratuitous or for shock value. The Outs is available for viewing on their website.
5. Where The Bears Are
Where The Bears Are also revolves around a group of gay men, but instead of being young, conventionally attractive, or in shape, this show focuses on the older, huskier, men in the gay community known as “bears”. Where The Bears Are revolves around 3 friends, who discover a dead body in their bathroom after a party at their place. The entire first season revolves around trying to solve the mystery of who murdered the man and their tub, but also delves into the characters personal lives. So if watching young in shape gays’ dating struggles doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps watching older chubbier gay men’s dating struggles will interest you. Plus it’s a murder mystery! Where The Bears Are is available for viewing on their website.
With most network shows ending their seasons before summer, now is the perfect time to discover plenty of other programs to add to your TV catalog to enjoy! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.