30 Web Series To Binge-Watch Over The Weekend

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Ah, long weekends with the family. You've eaten the festive bird, watched some football, maybe even played some football. Now, you're desperate to crash on the couch and watch some HBO Go (it really is lovely of your parents to subscribe). But, curses! — the sofa is ocupado, and you're not going to catch up on Game of Thrones with your little brother.
You probably have a few favorites, but there's a whole world of amazing, funny, and compelling series on the web. So, grab your laptop, tablet, or even your phone and haul a blanket to your own little corner. These bite-size web series are even better than a 45-minute slog through Westeros. Sorry, Jon Snow, but sometimes we need to watch people who change out of their fur every once in a while.
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Periods

Periods. Films makes hilarious web shorts relating to the female experience throughout the ages. We’re suckers for a comedic retelling of Little Women.

Watch it here.
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Food Club

Full-time comedians and part-time foodies Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner chow down at their favorite L.A. eateries, talk shop with tatted-up chefs, and hand out plaques to those who are worthy. It's ultimate food porn served with a side of laughs.

Watch it here.
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I Hate Being Single

Millenials have embraced the web series as a DIY medium to explore life as twentysomethings, but few do it as refreshingly as UCB and Broad City vet Rob Michael Hugel, who's looking for love in all the wrong places (a.k.a. Williamsburg and Greenpoint).

Watch it here.
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The Most Popular Girls in School

Teen drama queens take on a new form of evil in this cult-favorite series, composed of wickedly funny vignettes — acted out by Barbie dolls — about the most popular clique at Overland Park High School.

Watch it here.
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Web Therapy

Before it was a hit on Showtime, Web Therapy was a (totally improvised) web series starring Lisa Kudrow as kooky therapist Fiona Wallice. Instead of a Freudian couch, she treats her patients via Skype. Guest stars include Courtney Cox, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Meryl Streep.

Watch it here.
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90s Sleepover

You know that group of kinda weird, but kinda cool dudes that were always plastering your high-school hallways with promos for their upcoming sketch comedy show at the local coffee house? Then, when you all went to college to get degrees in anthropology, they moved to New York to audition for SNL? Ladies and gentlemen: Boat Comedy, the group behind 90s Sleepover.

Watch it here.
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High Maintenance

A nameless pot dealer bikes around New York City meeting all sorts of fascinating characters in this critically acclaimed series from husband-and-wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld.

Watch it here.
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Billy On The Street

Before he was the abrasive, loud-mouthed, pop-culture junkie turning pedestrians into makeshift contestants on his madcap game show on the Fuse network, he was the abrasive, loud-mouthed, pop-culture junkie turning pedestrians into makeshift contestants on his madcap game show online.

Watch it here.
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Drunk History

Another Comedy Central hit plucked from the web, the original Internet version also features drunk comedians chronicling historical events while actors reenact them. And yes, that is Ryan Gosling. Hey girl!

Watch it here.
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Little Horribles

The Huffington Post called this series, about a queer woman trying to piece it together in L.A., the "the lesbian answer to Girls.”

Watch it here.
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Ghost Ghirls

Way before the female-led Ghostbusters became a thing, Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci had the whole paranormal gumshoe thing down pat, in this hilarious spoof of reality shows like Ghost Hunters. And, with Jack Black on board as producer, famous friends like Dave Grohl, Val Kilmer, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Odenkirk stop by on the reg.

Watch it here.
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Pursuit of Sexiness

Ever wonder how Lorne Michaels manages to unearth the brightest stars in comedy before anyone else? Web series, web series, web series. Case and point: this rollicking series about women seeking men, starring SNL newbie Sasheer Zamata.

Watch it here.
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Seriously Distracted

The first scripted series from entertainment- and lifestyle-giant PopSugar stars Amy Sedaris as a New York PR maven trying to guide her staffers to the next frontier. Unfortunately, their numerous pop culture obsessions (Tinder! Scandal! James Franco!) keep getting in the way.

Watch it here.
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Idiotsitter

You don't have to be a baby to need a sitter. That's the premise behind Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell's uproarious web series, which they produced for Comedy Central's digital outpost before it was picked up for the network itself.

Watch it here.
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Cost of Living

There are many web series — for young people, by young people — that explore the trials and tribulations of life in the big city. Most of the time, that city happens to be New York. Cost of Living changes the game by using San Francisco as the backdrop for this female-centric show about life, love, and whiskey.

Watch it here.
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Love Ride

Here's how it's billed: "Internationally recognized relationship expert Alec Baldwin dishes love advice to unsuspecting couples from the back of a cab." Er, need we say more?

Watch it here.
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Vag Magazine

You don't have to work in media to fall for this whip-smart satire about a third-wave feminist mag run by a group NYC hipsters. Added bonus: A young Kate McKinnon flashes the comedic chops that helped make her one of our favorite SNLers ever.

Watch it here.
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Beef

Chris Meloni of Wet Hot American Summer and Surviving Jack returns to his funny-man days in this new web series from Michael Ian Black and Joe Lo Truglio (two members of The State). Meloni plays a butcher named Lou who acts as his neighborhood’s Judge Judy when locals have — what else? — beef with one another.

Watch it here.
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Between Two Ferns

With A-list guests ranging from Jennifer Aniston to President Obama, Zach Galifianakis’ buffoon-talk-show-host alter ego never fails to make you laugh. Remember when he asked Brad Pitt if it was hard to get a tan living in his wife’s shadow?

Watch it here.
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Broad City

Before Amy Poehler brought the magic of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer to Comedy Central, the duo created shorter vignettes of Broad City for YouTube.

Watch it here.
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Roomsies

Roommates and best friends Jenny Donheiser and Meagan Kensil chronicle the ups and downs of their real-life living situation. Which, as they describe it, is “kind of like if Bert and Ernie were live-action.”

Watch it here.
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Very Mary-Kate

In web series years, this is already an O.G. classic. The “unofficial biography of everyone’s favorite Olsen twin” is required watching on the Internet.

Watch it here.
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The Outs

This immensely watchable series about the exploits of two gay men and their best female friend already has an equally intriguing follow-up, Whatever This Is.

Watch it here.
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Play It Again, Dick

In this brilliantly meta web series, Ryan Hansen plays a fictional version of himself trying to get a Veronica Mars spin-off about his character, Dick Casablancas, greenlit. Many other Veronica Mars cast members appear, including Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.

Watch it here.
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

The premise is simple: Jerry Seinfeld picks up a funny friend in a unique automobile, and they drive to get coffee and perhaps a nosh. Despite its basic framework, the series has some incredibly funny moments, and the comedians featured will appeal to family members of all ages.

Watch it here.
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You Suck at Photoshop

Why not throw a little learning into your web series watching time? Donnie Hoyle combines very helpful Photoshop tutorials with a wickedly funny narrative that’s both funny and service-y. Look at you, coming back from the long weekend knowing how to use the magic lasso!

Watch it here.
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Strong Bad Emails

It was always a great day, getting home from high school to find a new edition of Strong Bad answering email on Homestar Runner. It was an even better day when we learned that Strong Bad would be back with all-new pithy responses to reader emails.

Watch it here.
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Burning Love

This parody of The Bachelor, and other reality shows in which people supposedly embark on a journey to find true love, is almost alarmingly spot on.

Watch it here.
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae created, wrote, and starred in this on-point look at the life of “J,” a self-proclaimed awkward black girl.

Watch it here.
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Sound Advice

SNL’s Vanessa Bayer plays Janessa Slater, a tone-deaf media coach who works with bands. A warning to aspiring musicians: Her advice may not always be sound.

Watch it here.
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