Alex's Picks Of The Week: 10 Killer Web Series Worth Checking Out!

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:



1. If you like Curb Your Enthusiasm, you may enjoy Wainy Days.

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!


2. If you like The Office, you may enjoy Hardly Working.

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!


3. If you like Alias, you may enjoy Angel of Death.

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*


4. If you like The L Word, you may enjoy Venice: The Series.

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!


5. If you like America's Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance, you may enjoy The LXD.

Created by Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu, The LXD combines supernatural elements and powerhouse dance moves to create a series that showcases awesome dancers with a little Heroes flavor mixed in!


6. If you like True Blood, you may enjoy Vampire Killers.

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!


7. If you like Top Chef (or anything on the Food Network), you may enjoy Hungry Nation - Vendr TV.

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!


8. If you like 90210, you may enjoy Dial Star.

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!


9. If you like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you may enjoy Horrible People.

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!


10. If you like 30 Rock, you may enjoy Very Mary Kate.

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!

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Aug 20, 2010 4:56PM EDT
If you like 'Wainy Days', you may like 'Children's Hospital'. Written and directed by Rob Corddry and produced by David Wain, it also has a similar feel to Party Down with actors including Ken Marino and Megan Mullally.
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Aug 21, 2010 9:49AM EDT
why oh why is there no Dr. Horrible's Sing-along-blog?Nothing less than a disgrace :)
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