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Webseries Love: ‘Call Me Katie’ based on The Taming of the Shrew

Y’all, here again to spotlight another cute webseries I’ve fallen in love with. I don’t like it as much as any of my hallowed eight, but it’s romantic and fairly fast-paced and the leads have good chemistry together. Call Me Katie is loosely based on Taming of the Shrew and is somewhat similar to 10 Things I Hate About You. If you’re like me, you just want to see the Good Stuff, i.e. the leads interacting with each other, so here’s the first instance of that.

‘Anchors Away’ written by Mindy Kaling and starring Mindy Kaling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Chris Messina

New Web Series: ‘Young Like Us’

Young Like Us is a smart and funny new (ish) webseries about three best friends in New York City. Charlie is an aspiring actress/musician. Ava is trying to figure stuff out while balancing her demanding job. Mia has just moved in with her long-term boyfriend. The ebb and flow of their quick, looping dialogue feels incredibly real, as does the friendship between them, and Mia’s gym-rat boyfriend is a hilarious standout (appearing in the 7th episode). I like it.

‘Emma Approved’ Behind the Scenes: Joanna Sotomura and Brent Bailey Unscripted

I was pretty disappointed in Emma Approved when the web series first aired, but one of the best tangential things about it was stars Brent Bailey and Joanna Sotomura falling in love offscreen. By the end of filming the two were boyfriend and girlfriend. The below unscripted video is clearly from early on in their relationship but is full of quippy, loose exchanges that showcase their easy, visible chemistry. It’s adorbs. 

New Web Series: ‘Baker Street’ Based on Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street is a new web series based on Sherlock Holmes. It’s genderbent, with both leads female, which is perfectly fine with me – as I’ve said on Twitter, I don’t care what juxtaposition of gender you make Holmes and Watson, as long as under no circumstances do you make it a romantic relationship. That would be to go entirely against the fundamental spirit of the relationship as Conan Doyle wrote it.

In Baker Street, Jane Watson has dropped out of medical school in Britain and returned to Canada to help out her family in a time of crisis. Unfortunately, they have rejected her, and her mysterious roommate is driving her mad. This feels a little lower-budget than some others, but is also much more dynamic and willing to shift physical settings and scenes. The pacing and camerawork are uneven and the character of Sherlock is both underwritten and underwhelmingly acted. Not a fan of this so far, though I do love the concept and would love to see this done well. (PSA: For web series I really do love and which are incredibly sharply written and acted, see my list of 8 Favorite Literary Web Series)

Honest Trailers – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

An unusually good Honest Trailer, because he admits straight-up it’s an awesome movie…and then manages to hilariously make fun of it anyway.

Summer Trilogy – Summer Beauty Essentials

Great video about summer beauty products from one of the few beauty vloggers I can stand. 

‘Penelope (Please Stop Recommending So Many TV Dramas)’

Funny: Hitler Finds Out Google Reader is Shutting Down

This is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen all week.

Goodbye Lizzie Bennet Diaries

If you’re female, and haven’t been watching the original Youtube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, you don’t know what you’re missing. Go. Watch. Now. Your ovaries will thank you. If you have, well wasn’t the penultimate episode the most adorable thing ever?
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