2013 has been the year of the web series for me. Even though a lot of them launched in the past couple of years or so, this year I’ve really been getting into them. Since it all seems to be about silly reality shows on TV these days, the web is the next best thing to find what you’re looking for. Not to mention that as talented as all these young creators are, they’re not being given a chance in the mainstream (probably because they actually have talent), so they’ve decided to do for self. It sometimes gets a little complicated for me to keep up with where I am with each episode! Anyway, here are my favourite ones:
Venus vs Mars
This is a funny UK based production. Venus is a level headed young woman, and we follow her on her quest to find true love, which isn’t as easy as it seems. She meets some very off-key characters on the way, and her friends’ relationships also provide entertainment.
The BWNG – Brothers With No Game
Another hilarious UK production, that follows the social and romantic lives of four friends: Theo, Dorian, Junior and Marcus. Facing a ‘quarter-life crisis’, the 20-somethings come to terms with the responsibilities and dilemmas that revolve around work, family, friendships and most notably, women. Their distinctive personalities and ever-changing love lives are paralleled with a strong friendship and one evident, common, trait…they have no game.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
This American series follows the life of J as she interacts with co-workers and love interests who place her in uncomfortable situations. The story is told through J’s narration and she reveals how she feels about her circumstances through a voice-over.
Roomie Lover Friends
What happens when a hot guy and an equally hot girl share an apartment and give into the sexual tension? This American web series depicts the complications that can come into play, when outside factors, e.g love interests are involved.
All I will give away is that this is another American series about two best friends experimenting with online dating. Saying too much will give away how they experiment, but you will either side with one or the other.
Have you watched any of these? If not, have a look at all of them and let me know your thoughts, and also if you have any good’uns to suggest while I wait for all the Season 2s!