The web series has come a long way in the last few years. Critical acclaim, star power and an increasing number of web-to-TV success stories have raised awareness and respect for the genre.
Of course, this has encouraged thousands of hopeful creators to turn their attentions to the tiny screen. This explosion of content means it’s harder than ever for shows to stand out from the crowd and audiences to find series worth watching.
To help you out, CLICK HERE to see my L.A. Weekly picks for the TOP TEN WEB MUST-SEE WEB SERIES of 2014.
God bless America and our inalienable right to overly-specific food sensitivities. Whether your hilal/atkins vegan, lacto-ovo/high-fiber/raw, paleo/soy-sensitive or only subsist on cocaine. This sketch from my all-lady sketch team JustBoobs is for you.
Hey all you creative kids out there! Just wanted to share my sketch team’s first vid: TEXT DECODER! Developed by my team JUSTBOOBS SKETCH, written by me, based on real life necessity!
Ever asked a friend for advice/analysis about a text conversation? Why not call TEXT DECODER!
#JUSTBOOBS Sketch — Funny from the Female Perspective
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Jim Meskimen and Ross Marquand have successful careers as celebrity impressionists. Their Walt and Jesse from Breaking Bad will blow your mind. But along with dexterous vocal cords, they share the frequent desire to drop their lucrative party tricks and perform as themselves. Or, rather, as fictional versions of themselves.
The duo’s real-life struggle to be recognized as dramatic actors is the subject of writer-director Ben Shelton’s scripted, TV-length, online comedy series The Impression Guys for Rainn Wilson’s YouTube channel, Soul Pancake. Check out the first episode above and click on one of the pics below to see my full interview with writer/director Ben Shelton or the impression guys themselves, Jim and Ross. You can read my full review of the show for LA Weekly HERE.
Interview with Jim Meskimen and Ross Marquand
Interview with Ben Shelton – Writer/Director
(out of 5)
Teachers is an episodic comedy web series from The Onion and Chicago based improv and sketch group The Katydids. Each short episode follows the trials of a team of elementary school teachers facing overbearing parents, bratty children, and their own demons. Watch Teachers…
“What makes this series stand out is how much character it’s able to squeeze out from so little running time. Some of that comes from using a real school location with real elementary school-aged kids, but more so it is from the beautiful, realistic yet comedically-heightened acting from the six lead women. ” Read Igor’s full review…
“There are four main components to a successful comedic web series: brevity, timing, believably, and originality. Teachers makes the grade in all categories.” Read Erin’s full review…
” Each sketch is stand alone funny while also connecting with the other stories to create an appropriately hysterical character arc for each teacher; no easy feat for sketch.” Read Danielle’s full review…
“It’s no surprise that the Onion is the engine driving Teachers with such finesse. Like the dummy newspaper, Teachers has a clever way of tricking its audience into submitting to its point of view.” Read Lorelei’s full review…