But if you're still not sold on the idea of a very meta web series about actor Ryan Hansen (who played Dick Casablancas on Veronica Mars) trying to produce his own detective show, then episode 2 of the spinoff just might help you reconsider watching.
Those who have been on Team Logan since the first season of Veronica Mars will enjoy the ample amount of screentime dedicated to actor Jason Dohring and his unbelievably beefed-up bod (not to mention his charming comedy chops). Like here:
The world of online dating gets rightfully skewered in a new web series that recently debuted on Funny or Die.
Online Daters features four lady-seeking bros pulling out all the technological stops to track down a profile worthy of their attention. Combining the intense camerawork of a Scandal or Homeland episode with some spoofy hilarity, OD is just what the viral doctor ordered.
We can all agree that the comment section on YouTube is an abysmal display of humanity at its worst. So why not take two British actors and have them recite a vicious feud between a Belieber and a One Direction fan so that we can all end our week on a giant hysterical note?
Imagine if the iconic carved heads of the presidents in Mount Rushmore were to start talking – to us and each other – with the mindsets and opinions of their era. This is the premise of The Edge of Allegiance, a smart, hilarious new comedy series on Funny or Die from L.A. based writer/producer Eric Rudnick.
"I watch politics a lot because I think it’s more amazing, frustrating and unbelievable than anything you can write," says Rudnick. "The scope of it is Shakespearean: strange bedfellows all over the place, alliances are formed then broken. Anthony Weiner announces he’s running for Mayor of New York City – no problem. Marion Berry was caught smoking crack-cocaine, but got re-elected in D.C. So we deserve the leadership we get I guess."
Each episode of Edge of Allegiance finds our Rushmore presidents tackling a different hot topic pundit-show style.
"These presidents are clueless about life in the 21st Century. We take them as a group into modern day Los Angeles to experience it firsthand. In Washington’s day, education was a one room schoolhouse and here’s your book – if you were lucky. My Edge of Allegiance on-camera wife is black so you can imagine the confusion that causes."
Rudnick’s background in the trenches of reality TV helped him with understanding video production so he applied these skills to produce this series – which began as a one minute theatre piece in 1995.
"I was doing theatre in New York in the mid-90s and becoming the faces of Mount Rushmore arguing with each other was one of our one minute comedy ideas, and it got a huge response. Cut to 2003, and I wrote a play called The Edge of Allegiance that was done here in L.A. where Mount Rushmore broke off the mountain to try to save George W. Bush’s presidency. Cut to now, and I’m thinking what can I do with the resources that I have so I decided to shoot it with a green screen and produce it. There’s so many funny directions we can take this. It’s so easy to get your voice out there now."
Without further delay, allow us to present you with our first-ever HIH podcast!
Contributor/critic Garytt Poirier and executive editor/pop culture junkie Hiko Mitsuzuka critique, discuss, and speculate on Star Trek Into Darkness, the upcoming summer movie season, casualties from the past TV season, and every piece of pop cultural goodness in between.
Forgive us if we sound a little newbie-ish; we're still adjusting, and we have a lot to say.
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