Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Matinee - Internet Series

If you find yourself spending a lazy day at home in need of some quality entertainment, the internet is full of quality shows or "webisodes" as they are called. Of course by now many people know about Issa Ray the Awkward Black Girl. I am so totally excited about her success.  Now it seems that her success has spawned awareness of a lot of young people who are also taking control of their own creativity and using the internet and social media to create and increase the audience for their work. I love discovering a  new series that I can watch at my leisure and convenience. Some of them have room to improve and have gotten much better along the way, but most of them are pretty good considering the obvious minimal budget and the fact that a lot of the actors are relatively inexperienced. The content is fresh, interesting, realistic and entertaining. There is also a lot of great new music used in some of the theme songs too. The "BlackandSexy" Channel on You Tub.e is a great place to discover lots of new shows.

Here are the links to some of the shows that I enjoy. I hope you find them entertaining.

"Roomieloverfriends" - This is a hilarious take on how confusing men and women can be when dealing with each other. You definitely need to start from the beginning on this one to know what is going on.

"The Number" - Issa made an appearance in Season One & I am glad to see the new episode that posted just this week. You might want to watch the all of the first seasons episode to get up to speed.

"the Unwritten Rules" - this is a funny take on being a minority in the workplace. The young actress has gotten a lot better as the episodes have progressed, but the subject matter is funny & so true. This is the link of one of my favorite episodes. It is slightly corny but there is some truth in it.

"The Couple"- This is really like following some people around that you actually know. The dynamics are so realistic to me. I would not be surprised if these actors were really together. They seem so comfortable and familiar with one another.  Evidently they had a campaign to raise money and they are going to film a movie now based on the series.

What internet shows do you watch ?  

Any links that you'd like to share ?

What do you think about the content and quality of the latest web based shows ?

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Melodi said...

I LOOOOOVE The Couple. I think they are so cute. Their acting is so real, you could really see this as just a video tape of their life. I couldn't really get into The Number - the premise, yeah, I wouldn't have even answered the question.

Beautifully Complex said...

I have never asked & would never tell. I totally agree, your number is your secret LOL