You already use SideReel to catch up on all your favorite shows like True Blood and Pretty Little Liars, as well as marathon off-season faves like How I Met Your Mother and Chuck... but did you know that we also have a mighty impressive collection of Web TV to boot? No, I'm not just talking about YouTube phenomenons like "Charlie Bit My Finger" or that creepy two-faced kitten video that was spreading around for awhile; I'm talking about awesome made-for-the-web series that are hugely underrated despite their increasing popularity. Some are direct web spin-offs and/or companion series of our favorite shows, like Dexter: Early Cuts, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, and Lost: Untangled, while others are completely original and worth checking out on their own! Without further ado, here are 10 web series you should look into:
Like Larry David, Wainy Days star David Wain is a dour, awkward guy who always finds himself in sticky situation with women. It also has plenty of high-profile celebrity guest stars like Megan Mullally and Elizabeth Banks!
It's no Dundler Mifflin, but Hardly Working similarly shows the hilarious inner workings of an off-task office gone haywire! Perfect for watching (and living vicariously through) when you're stuck at your own dull workplace!
Gotta love action-hero girls who kick butt! Angel of Death heroine Eve is a deadly assassin out for revenge on her former employers. Hmm, sound familiar? *cough* Nikita *cough*
Venice stars series writer and producer Crystal Chappell as Gina, a confident, career-driven lesbian living in Venice Beach. The series follows her complex, convoluted relationships that range from totally platonic to passionate... but always complicated!
Like the HBO hit, Vampire Killers takes advantage of the vamp trend in a way that's more "adult" than Twilight and Vampire Diaries. It's racy, gory, and action-packed enough to satisfy any Truebie looking for more bloody goodness!
If you're a foodie who loves to stay on track of the hottest food-related shows, you'll probably eat up Vendr TV, a series that visits the nation's best food carts, take-out windows, and to-go joints!
Dial Star. which features 90210 castmember Annalynne McCord as herself, tells the story of Celia, who moves to LA to become an actress and has her life turned around when the star's cell phone lands at her feet!
While the two shows differ in that Horrible People is more of a spoofy soap opera, fans of Always Sunny definitely have a similar appreciation for twisted humor, so if you can take a messed-up joke, you may find equal hilarity in Horrible People!
This comparison may be a bit of a stretch. Honestly, there's nothing else quite like Very Mary Kate, but fans of 30 Rock definitely share a love for kooky characters and spoof comedy!
Check out more awesome online series on our official Web TV page!