Putting aside viral one-off phenomena and “House of Cards,” here’s the best (free) web content of 2013: CLICK THROUGH FOR THE TOP 10 WEB VIDEOS OF 2013 (pictured: Video Game High School) (CLICK TO WATCH: Machinima Prime, You Tube) The second web series for Orlando Jones, the co-star of the TV show “Sleepy Hollow,” is even better than his first You Tube attempt.“Tainted Love” is a gritty, sometimes funny, very sexy digital graphic novel, and while primarily live-action, gets around You Tube’s filters by animating its more mature scenes which include lovemaking and gunfights. (CLICK TO WATCH: Blip, You Tube) This low-fi web series is a surprise hit, given hardly anyone is under 30 or recognizable as any type of celebrity.I actually had the good fortune of making her acquaintance through an introduction by Jeff Rago to Brian Rodda, who is a consultant in the media industry specializing in web series development and promotion.As many of you know, Jeff Rago has his own web series called, In Bed With.
The series follows Robert Pierce Mitchell, a disgraced action movie star from the 80’s as he tries to make a comeback under a wily and unconventional management team keen on making a name for themselves.
With the growing popularity of the Internet and the success of Netflix when it comes to movies, it sounds like the natural progression for all forms of visual entertainment.
You can only imagine how thrilled I was to be introduced to Devin Mills, the creator and writer of a genius web series called Dating in the Middle Ages.
2013 may well be remembered as the year that the Internet established itself as a bona fide alternative to TV for original programming.
But what Netflix, Amazon and Hulu accomplished isn’t really fundamentally different than TV in terms of production economics or even creative sensibility; the subscription VOD model is just the same old wine poured from newer (IP-delivered) bottles.