2018 is here and if you’re anything like me after a night of ringing in the New Year I’m guessing you might be spending today recuperating, or um relaxing. As you sip on some water and enjoy a nice greasy breakfast you should check out some of these wonderful webseries.
I would be remiss not to start this list with the little webseries that could, Carmilla. For those of you who haven’t heard of this series, Carmilla first introduces us to Laura Hollis, who finds herself dealing with some seemingly supernatural roommate problems. After the disappearance of her original roommate Betty, Laura winds up rooming with Carmilla, who she thinks might be a vampire. Over the course of three seasons and a movie we get to see the evolution of Laura and Carmilla’s relationship over five years. If you are new to webseries Carmilla makes for the perfect primer.
The next series Barbelle recently released its first season on KindaTV and focuses on Veronica and Alice. These two women make up the band Barbelle and rise to popularity as girlfriends. When Alice decides to break up with Veronica they find themselves having to keep up appearances because of their contract. We watch as Veronica tries to get back together with Alice, while Alice is trying to move on. This is a short and fun little series full of laughs and some steamy moments.
Another one of my favorite webseries is The Leslie, which focuses on the recently out Leslie. In this short series we watch as Leslie deals with straight girl crushes, ladies nights, and figuring out her personal style. The comedy in this series is so well done and Kate Johnson, who wrote the series and stars as Leslie, brings her title character to life perfectly. The supporting cast is also wonderful and you won’t be able to stop once you start watching.
My final suggestion is the webseries Middlemarch, which ended earlier this month. With 70 total episodes this is the longest one season webseries I’m suggesting and is based on the novel of the same title by George Eliot. The premise for this adaptation is that Dot, a young college student, is working on a documentary and has decided to have a number of her friends and acquaintances film themselves over the course of the school year. We later learn that she has broken down the full documentary into a number of smaller chapters, which we are watching now. We watch as characters get together, break up, and go through the ups and downs of college life. The characters in this series are diverse and delightful and I will admit that Fred is my favorite.
Now make sure to refill your water before you get hunkered down with your laptop and I hope you enjoy all of the suggestions.
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