So, as Plainclothesman mentioned earlier, a few Brooklyn Skeptics hit this party last night that IFC was hosting to celebrate/promote its new season of…um…webisodes? Oh jesus, I hate that word more than “blogosphere.” But anyway, they host a bunch of shows on the internet, which everyone will be able to start watching on IFC.com this summer.
Not long ago, I sort of loathed the very idea of internet shows. This might have something to do with having ever seen The Burg – a web series so bad that it might have single-handedly made Williamsburg lame. Suffice it to say, I believed this little piece of internetness to be still born.
However, in recent months, I’ve taken to watching nearly all TV shows on the internet anyway – mostly thanks to hulu.com. I don’t have cable. I have rabbit ears. And they do a piss-poor job of delivering even the network shows to my lonely, lonely eyes. The internet, on the other hand, gets pretty good reception.
What I’m trying to say here is that television sets are totally fin and the internet is where it’s at. This is why we have to pay close attention to those shows which are made exclusively for the internet. We all saw Quarterlife and we know what an abortion internet on the TV is. But TV on the internet seems to be going strong.
Enter IFC.com’s new shows, two of which are being pre-viewed right now, “Young American Bodies” and “Wilfred.”
Young American Bodies is in its third season, and as far as I can tell, is four minutes of talking and one minute of nipple shots and making out per episode. I only saw two episodes, but that seems like a reasonably accurate description. Now, some of you might take this to be a negative thing, but I don’t think so. Soft core definitely has its place. And the characters are pretty likeable. You can watch the previous episodes online here and you can watch the new episodes beginning May 27th.
When I saw clips of Wilfred at the party last night, I pretty much assumed it would be completely retarded. But actually, it is completely delightful. Basically, it’s about a guy who is dating a girl with a dog – and the dog is played by a man in a dog suit. The dog says creepy things, smokes pot, likes to watch DVDs, and gets an itchy butt at night. I have a feeling this show would be unwatchable if it wasn’t 5 minutes long and played by English actors. But it’s delightful and I’m excited to see how it turns out over the course of the season.