Despite what retail stores might like you to believe, THIS is the first week of the holiday season. I'm not gonna go all grumpy old man here, but I've been seeing Christmas stuff for sale since Halloween, and don't even get me started on all the emails I got this weekend from online sellers informing me that, actually, Black Friday was last week and continues for the next 7 days! In the words of Walter Sobchak "Smokey, this is not 'Nam...There are rules." Regardless of where you come down on the insane consumerism of the whole thing, I think we can all agree that "Friday" refers to a specific 24-hour span, and not a flexible week of discounts on flatscreen TVs, right? What irritates me the most about the whole thing, though, is that in the rush to buy the cheapest gifts possible, we completely skip over the joy of Thanksgiving, and even more important than the joy, we skip over the food!
From all of us at WebVee to all of you out there, happy Thanksgiving. We've got a lot to be thankful for here at the site, but none of it would be possible without you. So thanks for being you.
There is no standard webseries. That's one of the things that makes the medium so great, but it's also one of its greatest challenges. Tell someone about a TV show you watched and everyone's established TV show definition kicks in. They instantly know you're talking about something either 30 or 60 minutes long (with an exception made for Adult Swim shows) featuring several commercial breaks. They know that it's up to a certain visual and audible standard, and they know how to use their TV and remote control to find episodes. Tell someone about a webseries you watched and they may very well know none of these things.
The lack of established structure also leads a lot of very talented, driven, creative people to try their hands at making shows for the web. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. When it does, the results are usually pretty fun and also totally different from most of what's out there. Caledonia is one such show.
The WebVee Podcast: Episode 34 - Beverly Pills Creators Luis Bustamante and Ginger Parker
Beverly Pills' Ginger Parker and Luis Bustamante join Jeff to talk about the end of Season 1, character development, politically incorrect humor, and what sports make Luis do.
We're Thankful for Food Shows
Pairings: Season 2
We liked season 1 of Pairings here at WebVee Guide. We liked it a lot. It made my personal list of Five Faves for our First Anniversary feature. Pairings is the story of Alan Wallace (Ed Robinson), a nice guy who can’t seem to meet women, and when he can, gets awkward and says the wrong thing. So, Alan spends his time playing Dungeons and Dragons and bemoaning his lack of dating success to his Sushi Chef, Rose (Nebula Gu). That is, Alan can’t seem to hit with women until he discovers the seductive power of his ability to cook. Alan’s newfound cooking-inspired success with women leads to a bet with his friend Bobert (Nathan Mobley). If Alan can bed eight women in two months, he’ll win $10,000. Alan and his brother Drew (Rick Robinson) plan to use the money to produce a craft beer based on their father’s recipe.
Feathers & Toast
Darling! Yes I am talking to you, Darling. After watching Feathers and Toast I have the uncontrollable urge to call everyone Darling, despite the funny looks I get. And although tempted, I must step away from the feather boas, no matter how flattering. After all – I live in South Florida and don’t want to pass out from heat stroke. I’m content to sit back with a lovely glass of champagne and giggle at our girl Tallulah Grace as she tries to save the world one sandwich at a time.
The Last Jewish Waiter
David Manheim hates his job. He’s always wanted to be a talk show host. Instead he’s a waiter. But, he happens to be a waiter at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York. If you know Katz’s other than from When Harry Met Sally, you know it’s an experience; there’s a show going on all the time. I’ve been to Katz’s many times, always late at night. I wonder why that was?
Quick Meals with Stu Paprocki
After being purportedly kicked off a competetive cooking show in an ignominious manner, chef Stu Paprocki aims to reclaim his dignity by creating his own web series. The first few episodes on scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and banana snacks don’t leave much doubt about why he didn’t make it too far in the world of competitive cuisine. His series is called “Quick Meals”, so maybe it’s fair to think that Stu is aiming to teach kids some easy recipes. Think again, “Taste Buds” (Stu’s pet name for his fans).
Cooking With Dog
Americans tend to think of ourselves as individualists, as rugged pioneers alone against the world looking out for ourselves and not taking crap from anyone. We tell ourselves that we would much rather fix a problem on our own than have somebody fix it for us, especially if them fixing it also involves them telling us what to do. The truth is, though, that we as a nation have a long and storied history of taking orders, specifically from dogs.
The No-Name Game Show: Episode 2
It's Pairings Vs. Last Fall of Ashes! Who Will Prevail?
Missed out on Episode 1? Click Here!
Previously On WebVee Guide
Issue 70: Kids Shows
In which we watch shows the kids will enjoy.
Issue 69: Adorables 2 - The Cutening
In which the site is once again taken over by fuzzy dictators.
Issue 68: Premium Series
In which we watch series they make you pay for.