With the rising demand for entertainment, the joy couldn’t just be sufficed to film and TV shows.
Thank you, Glory Internet and your beautiful invention called “Web Series.”
In the last few (but exceptional) years, the web series has come a long way. You have critically acclaimed show on the web; you have stars making an appearance – all of which have successfully raised awareness, utmost keen and joy amongst the mass.
These are some incredible online webisodes capturing the hearts of many and giving the voice to everyone. The following are the 8 best of them. (Disagree? Please feel free to tell us why?)
S.O.S: Save Our Skins
Starring and written by the team behind British TV staples (Smack the Pony and The I.T Crowd), the series follows two British nerds, Stephen and Ben played by Chris Haywood and Nat Saunders respectively who are excited about their New York convention. After they arrive in the city, they wake up to find only to discover that they are the only two people left on Earth. The show boasts of comedy, sci-fi and of course horror. With just 13 episodes it has gained a reputable number of audiences and took home the award for the Best British Series at Raindance Web Fest last year.
Video Game High School
C’mon, we would be causing major heartbreak if we didn’t mention this epic action comedy webseries. The concept is set in the future and tells us the experience of the protagonist, a gamer, Brian Doheny (Josh Playlock) at VGHS, an elite facility that is dedicated to teach a curriculum of video games, only video games. Did we hear you go Woaahhhh!? The series is produced by Freddie Wong’s RocketJump Studios.
How’s this for a premise? A guy is going through a bad breakup, the situation is worse already, and a creepy, globular green and murderous friend, Mark appears (those dancing devil on the shoulder type) and whispers sweet perversion into the former’s ears. While Kevin makes moves on ex girlfriend’s roommate, his so called acting guidance eggs him on with menacing commentary. Too intense? Creepy? Exciting? However you feel about this psychological thriller, it has garnered a maximum majority of horror fans
F to 7th
The brain behind this critically acclaimed series, Ingrid Jungermann is a known face in the entertainment industry with her dynamic first attempt ‘The Slope.’ Jungermann writes, directs and stars in this critically acclaimed show that explores the life of a gay woman struggling to find her identity in the modern world. The show portrays the insecurities of a middle aged lesbian in a compelling yet funny way. With popular names like Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as guest stars and funded by the Spike Lee Production Award, we can safely assume the third season will be up around the midst of the year.
H+: The Digital Series
Created by Bryan Singer and Warner Bros., ‘H+’ is an apocalyptic sci-fi that will make you ask questions on the existence of technology and about the potential threat that may arise if the humanity loses control in the near days. H+ delivers the nightmarish image of the future, accompanied by an ambitious narrative and cinematic visuals.
Written It Down
“Delivering bad news is hard to do… especially when you don’t know what it is,” that’s how the story revolves in this highly adored web series. Fun Fact: There are no scripts and based on impromptu conversation. Australia’s best comedians take the ultimate challenge and perform in this completely improvised show landing themselves into the ultimate uncomfortable situation, different every episode and live on camera. Simple, yet very original! Not to mention it has won several awards at LA Web fest last year.
The list is incomplete if we do not regard Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s ‘High maintenance.’ This dark comedy redefines the term ‘stoner’. The web series follows an anonymous marijuana deliveryman called The Guy (played by Sinclair) and his encounters with new set of clients in New York City. The customers are more or less in need of something more than just a joint. Trust the show to surprise you with each episode with The Guy witnessing relationship meltdowns, job crises, family warfare and much more. We are not the only ones in awe with the show; the fanbase rise high with likes of Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.
It’s no surprise that ‘Justice Woman’ was bound to get recognition for its take on unjust society of today. Multi-talented Vanessa Verduga understood the impact the show would create when she conceived Justice Woman back in October 2012. The webseries follows the story of a very modern and funky Assistant District Attorney, Sofia Escala who after discovering the very legal system meant to serve justice without prejudice is filled with corruption and collusion. She is determined to bring an end to this and dons the secret identity of Justice Woman with the help of her sidekick and her best pal Robert Gallion. The series has bagged her many awards in a short period of time including Vanessa herself for Outstanding Lead Actress award at the 2013 Los Angeles Web Festival and Best Sexy Actress award at the 2014 Rome Web Awards in Italy and the Excellence in Multimedia award from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (making her the first recipient). This year it’s making rounds at the ROME WEB AWARDS with numerous nominations.