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Web series are the new podcast. I know this because I’m a terrible millennial with a podcast and the occasional thought of, “Man, this column series would really work as a web series.” Lately, web series have proven themselves to be viable in the television realm with such shows as High Maintenence and Broad City going from YouTube to HBO and Comedy Central, respectively. While High Maintenence hasn’t achieved the success of your Curbs and your Silicon Valleys, it’s still proof that you can go from a YouTube channel to an on-demand HBO show that everyone watches using the stolen passwords from their parents.
Cazzie David, noted Seinfeld creator Larry David’s daughter, did what she probably needed to do as Larry David’s daughter – she created a web series. Like, if your dad runs a hedge fund worth billions, you’re probably going to choose to dip into that company ink rather than become a DJ. And the same goes in the entertainment industry.
Titled “Eighty-Sixed,” the web series centers around everything a millennial’s web series should revolve around: ex-boyfriends, social media, ice cream, hook up histories, and drones. While no, it’s not Curb, it’s not the most un-watchable web series I’ve ever seen.
You can watch the series as they come out on her website, or you can check them out right here.
Episode 1 – “Promise I’ll Win”
Episode 2 – “Solidarity Cones”
Episode 3 – “Tight Vagina Melissa”
Episode 4 – “Remi v Drone”
Yeah, her voice is a little deeper than I always imagined it but she’s absolutely crushing that “Detroit vs. Everybody” sweatshirt in Episode 4. .