As you can *probably* tell, I’m a nerd about television. Lately, though, I’ve also been getting into some web series. I love that they’re short and therefore perfect for watching while I’m eating lunch or need a quick break from working on a project.
I, truthfully, never thought amazing stories could be told in mere minutes at a time, but I’m finding that it is possible when there are great writers, directors, and actors collaborating on these shows.
Here are my top five favorite web series. . .
Emma is my favorite Jane Austen novel so, obviously, I’m adoring Pemberley Digital’s Emma Approved. The cast is wonderful, and the way they’re updating the story is so smart. As much as I loved The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I’m finding that I love Emma Approved even more. It’s so good that it’s actually a tad difficult to make it through the hiatus.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
LBD was actually my first introduction to the world of web series. I had watched vlogs before, but I’d never gotten hooked on an actually web show before this one. I’ve always loved Jane Austen adaptations, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (based on Pride and Prejudice) is one of the best modernizations of a Austen novel I’ve seen.
I’m a big fan of Felicia Day, but, for some reason, I hadn’t watched her show, The Guild, until earlier this year. It’s about an eccentric group of gamers and their misadventures. Even though I’m not a gamer, I enjoyed the show A LOT. It was funny, sweet, and full of socially awkward people like myself.
Thanks to the Emma Approved hiatus, I’ve been searching high and low for new web series to watch. During my search, I discovered the fantastic Classic Alice. There are only six episodes so far (along with a few extra videos), but this show has gotten me hooked. It’s about a college student who’s trying to expand her horizons by living out the plots of books (the first season is based on Crime and Punishment). I’ve never fallen so hard for a web series so quickly, but Classic Alice is so well acted and written that I blasted through season one and am now impatiently waiting season two.
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy is another Emma Approved hiatus find. It’s a modern day adaptation of Peter Pan (which is pretty obvious by the name), and it’s so cute and funny! I’m very thankful that this series, at least, isn’t over or on a break. I can’t wait to see where it all goes.
I’m always in need of new webseries recommendations so, please tell me, what are some of your favorites?