You may wonder in checking out these roommate-focused web series, why couldn’t these series’ creators come up with more original names for shows about roommates? The answer is, it seems, that they were busy coming up with ways to make the concept itself original, which they all managed to do splendidly. Explore the weirdest iterations of roommate below…
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This show is so bizarre, concept and execution, that it’s worth mentioning. The sound in this web series, including the main character’s voice, may provoke insanity, but while you’re going insane, you’ll see a lot of very odd and surprisingly funny celebrity (and “celebrity”) impersonations, from Steven Seagal to “The Verizon Guy.” The creator’s (Matt Florio) conceptions of how each of these celebrities would behave in a roommate situation are entertaining and kind of poetically surreal.
This series begins with a pair of college dorm roommates, one who’s gay and one who’s straight. From their first awkward encounter (explained by the straight guy being “from Ohio”), their perceptions of each other are eye-opening in how just left of stereotypical they are. Overall, this web series is marked by dynamic relationships and how long it’s been running — the pilot came out in November 2012, with season three still rolling out now.
This web series speaks for itself. It’s genius in that it clearly takes next to no budget to film but the deadpan acting and the cuts can be described as no less than pure art. “Bad Roommate” could not be more understatedly insane. Everyone should see this show, yet so few people have (the first three episodes all have under 1,000 views on YouTube). These guys explore all the odd corners of sharing a room with a stranger…in the span of the first two episodes alone.
Truly short and sweet episodes, some that are more like vignettes, mark this series about two women who live together, and clearly have for a while. They operate a bit outside of reality’s realm, which works particularly well in one episode that’s a parody of “The Bachelorette.” Mostly, these women look like they have a genuinely good time making this web series and coming up with each punch line, all of which hit spot on.
This web series makes roommates out of two recently broken up women, one with her girlfriend and the other with her guy who gave her an STD. “Entangled with You” explores some real issues with some real characters. It doesn’t try to be cute, which is a breath of fresh air in the world of web series.