When people think of Los Angeles, what comes to mind? Probably lots of them imagine shallow people, health food, and aspiring actors. These web series will, for the most part, prove their LA stereotypes right, but in a good-natured, humorous sort of way.
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The really sweet stopmotion animation would mark this web series’ main draw, but the genuinely witty dialogue definitely holds sway, as well. Starring a threesome of hipsters — a bird, a frog, and a snail — who live in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood, “Sunset Junction” says just what it needs to about millennial and LA culture combined (even if it is so three years ago — the last episode came to YouTube in 2012).
Following an advertisement casting agency, “Booked It!” peppers all the aspiring film biz industry clichés with all the artificial perkiness of the city it’s set it. The main characters are defined by their outfits in the best way possible.
All season one episodes of this satirical yet actually legitimate cooking show were filmed over one weekend in LA. It stars “Mary Dolan,” the former vaudeville actress, played by comedian Petey Gibson. In addition to showcasing recipes, it also showcases the quintessential and infamous LA attitude of “look at me, I’m a star!” embodied by Gibson, who’s frankly amazing in the role of Dolan.
This tongue-in-cheek web series examines daily life in LA through the lens of someone who, it seems, has clearly grown up in it (or at least lived it for good while). It presents one “only in LA” scenario after another as if in a seemingly endless parade of models and traffic and gluten free, organic foods…
Okay, so strictly speaking, this is not a web series. So far, it’s only a trailer and a technically unsuccessful Indiegogo campaign for a web series. Still, I recommend you watch the trailer and pay attention to when/whether “Beachwood Charter” actually comes out online. The trailer promises a plot different from most high school entertainment (the school is unique, the tone is more earnest), and LA features as an important — at once beautiful and ugly — main character.