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List of Asian American Web Series Is Up!

List of Asian American Web Series Is Up!

I love having resources for web series fans and creators on Televisual, and now there’s a new one! In addition to our continually updated lists of black, Latin@, and GLBTQ web series, Televisual has just published a list of Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander web series. I have to thank Lori Kido Lopez, assistant professor of Media and Cultural Studies in [...]

January 23, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 0

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

Television is so awash in great shows no one can watch them all. And yet most TV fans can name the best new show of last year — technically, it’d have to be Girls — and best show overall — take your pick of Mad Men, Treme, Breaking Bad, etc. Online, nobody knows what’s good. There’s too [...]

January 10, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

The final version of this post is on Slate‘s Future Tense blog. The LAPD has assigned Bobby, a rookie, to a new squad—a ragtag group of young-ish people who have time-traveled from the ’80s and are undercover in the present day. In the first episode of Squad 85, Bobby meets the Chief, a white man who has been [...]

January 7, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video 0

Is It A Good Time To Be ‘Black & Sexy’?

Is It A Good Time To Be ‘Black & Sexy’?

Thanks to Racialicious for reposting. In one episode of Black & Sexy TV’s The Couple, Dude and Chick bicker over space in their small bathroom. In another they have a tit-for-tat over what side dishes to order with lunch. Two people, one location and a common scenario comprise most episodes of The Couple.  “It’s about two [...]

July 3, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 2

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Mythomania’ and ‘Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Mythomania’ and ‘Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee’

In this edition of “Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch” we have one web series and one documentary, each trying to bolster representations of underserved groups. First up is Mythomania. I’ve already proclaimed myself a big fan of this artful comedy about a comic book writer trying to make it in Los Angeles. The series is the first [...]

June 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 0

‘She Got Problems’ Will Make You Laugh and Sing

‘She Got Problems’ Will Make You Laugh and Sing

Thanks to Girls Like Giants and Racialicious for linking. “Oh hark, Alison! The theater calls. Answer! You were a smash in summer stock,” Audra McDonald shouts to her sister, Alison, as she signs autographs and collects flowers. “I never did summer stock. That was you,” Alison replies, flatly. “I have so many good reviews, I’ll just give [...]

June 4, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

What OTHER Shows Will Pharrell Distribute on YouTube?

What OTHER Shows Will Pharrell Distribute on YouTube?

Fans of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl were greeted with a surprise today when Pharrell Williams’ premium YouTube channel, iamOTHER, premiered the trailer for the popular web series’ anticipated second season, for which fans raised tens of thousands of dollars last year. In it (below), Issa Rae’s J does her rap thing, recapping last season’s events [...]

May 25, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 2

A Political TV Show We Can Believe In

A Political TV Show We Can Believe In

Thanks to Girls Like Giants for linking. Why can’t all political television shows be like Parks and Recreation? Don’t get me wrong. Veep is nice and smart. Scandal is fun and salacious. It’s great to see those strong, sexy women make decisions, good and bad. And it’s even better to see both shows get second seasons, particularly [...]

May 22, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 2

10 Diverse Web Shows To Solve HBO’s ‘Girls’ Problem

10 Diverse Web Shows To Solve HBO’s ‘Girls’ Problem

Thanks NewsforTVMajors and Racialicious for linking. So HBO has a problem with Girls. Mainly, that a lot of smart people are really pissed the show is so white! And they’re right. I’ve refrained from writing extensively about this because (a) so many other people (links above!) are doing it well, (b) I think the show is smart, [...]

April 23, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 2

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

Local New York station CUNY TV did a report on black web series production in the city, focusing on Tony Clomax’s 12 Steps to Recovery. I give some context as to why minority producers are taking to the web about halfway through the clip above. [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0