A master post for the underdogs of the web.

VLOGGING FORMAT WEB SHOWS

  • Autobiography of Jane Eyre-The Autobiography of Jane Eyre is a modernized web series​ adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’​

  • A Tell Tale Vlog- Edgar Allan Poe attempts to keep a writing vlog while Lenore the Lady Ghost haunts his study.

  • Carmilla- Carmilla is a modern adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic novel of the same name. 
  • Classic Alice- When college student Alice receives a bad grade on an essay, she partners with her friend Andrew to film a documentary about living her life according to classic literature.

  • The Goreys (Season One & Season Two)-Meet the spookiest family on YouTube.

  • Green Gables Fables- Green Gables Fables is a youtube mini-series modern adaption based off L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series.
  • Jules & Monty-Jules and Monty is a web retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet created and produced by students at Tufts University.

  • Kate the Cursed-Kate the Cursed is a web series based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew developed by Emily Lubbers and Zoe Lorenz.

  • March Family Letters (coming December 2015)-The March Family Letters is a vibrant, fun, and modern reimagining of Louisa May Alcott’s Classic growing up story “Little Women”.

  • New Adventures of Peter & Wendy-A modern adaptation of the classic novel “Peter and Wendy” by JM Barrie.

  • Nothing Much to Do-Set in a contemporary New Zealand high school. ‘Nothing Much To Do’ follows the life of Beatrice as she navigates her way through a new city with the help of her best friend and favourite cousin Hero, her school friends, and her ever frustrating rival, Benedick.

COMEDY

  • Adult Wednesday Addams- Wednesday has finally moved out of the Addams Manor.

  • Ask a Slave (Season One & Season Two)- Ask A Slave is a comedy web series based on the actress’ experiences working at Mount Vernon portraying one of George Washington’s slaves. All questions and interactions are based on true-life events. Watch Lizzie Mae, housemaid to President and Lady Washington, respond as modern-day Americans say the darndest things about history.

  • A Bit Much- A Bit Much is a new webseries based on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The series takes the War of the Sexes out of 16th century Sicily and into the equally scenic and exotic, Camp Messina in upstate New York.

  • (character) (Season One & Season Two)- A rag tag bunch of lovable randos stage the financial romance “1-1= None: Accounting on Her Return” on Theatre Row in Hollywood.

  • Squaresville (Season One & Season Two)- Squaresville is a funny, weird, quirky, indie teen web series about growing up in the suburbs with nothing to do. Each episode is filled with funny situations, weird characters filled with teen angst, hipsters, romance, drama, and adventure. It tackles the universal issues of growing up misunderstood, teen issues, gay and lesbian issues, relationships, and friendships, all with a light, off-kilter touch. Squaresville is full of comedy, drama, and everything else you want out of your favorite tv online.

  • the Unwritten Rules (Season One, Season Two, & Season Three)- Based on the book, “40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of a Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American Woman” by Kim Williams, the web series examines the comedic realities of a Black Co-Worker in a predominantly white workplace

ROMANCE/ROMANTIC COMEDY

  • Kissing in the Rain-Two sets of actors keep finding themselves kissing in the rain, all while grappling with their off-camera feelings between takes.

  • Hipsterhood (Season One & Season Two)- Hipsterhood is a web series about two hipsters in Silver Lake who keep seeing each other around town, but can’t get to that next step of actually talking.

  • Til Lease Do Us Part- A new lesbian web series about two exes living together by The Gay Women Channel.

DRAMA

  • Teenagers- A web series that explores teen angst, freedom, sexuality and racism through the eyes of several teenagers as they navigate their way through their final year of High School.

  • Blank Verse- Blank Verse is a webseries about William Shakespeare and the great writers of his time, re-imagined as modern day university students.

FANTASY

  • Misspelled- Murder, mystery and magic collide in this story of 5 clueless witches! Can they overcome their differences to save themselves from impending doom? They don’t know, but they can google it.

  • My Immortal- A fan-made Harry Potter parody based off of Tara’s most famous creation: Enoby (Ebony?) Darkness Dementia Raven Way, the original mallcore goff who turns the lives of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley upside down.

SCIENCE FICTION

  • Chronicles of Syntax- Chronicles of Syntax is set in present day and revolves around Sian (later referred to as Syntax) and a secret government facility called the Fallen Angel Network. It is Sian’s job to beat down the bad guys and find the rest of her team, which sounds easy but these guys don’t remember ever being chosen, and there’s someone else trying to get to them first. Only when she gathers all the members of her team can she access memories sent back through time, information that could stop the oncoming apocalypse.

  • Job Hunters (Season One & Season Two)- Job Hunters is a dystopian comedy web series set in the near future about a world in which college graduates are sent to report to MAEWIN - a program designed to match recruits with job based on their ability to fight their peers in an arena from 9-5 each day. These recruits then spend their time off living together in government sanctioned safe houses.

MUSICAL/MUSIC-ORIENTED

  • Little White Lie- Sami and Duder Reese are in a band. They are brother and sister. And they suck. They steal all their music and try to become famous in this webseries.

  • Musical: The Online Musical- You’re the first audience member in 6 months to show up to the musical that is the life of Henry and his fellow townspeople. Find out how the town has fallen into ruin and why only Henry knows the singing and dancing ways of the land. Then…help Henry.

ANIMATED

  • RWBY- RWBY is a new animated series from Rooster Teeth, directed by Monty Oum. The story focuses on a group of four girls in their first year at a legendary academy where they will learn to fight monsters.

 Feel free to add any other web series that you know of to the list, along with a link and description.

Watch on shipwreckedcomedy.tumblr.com

Bertha Mason tries to pass the time in her attic while Mr. Rochester woos Jane Eyre. A parody of Disney’s Tangled and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

Starring 
Sinead Persaud as Bertha

Directed by Yulin Kuang
Written by sineadpersaud & seanpersaud & yulinkuang

Reminder - Kissing in the Ran returns with chapter II next Monday, May 5th! In the meantime, read up on the last installment of the KitR fan-canon experiment’s companion drabbles.

Subscribe on YouTube
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Facebook
Watch our previous series, Kissing in the Rain

4

"I started all this because I thought I wanted something else… or to be somewhere else. But if nothing else, this year has made me re-examine who I am, who I want to be, and where I want to go. Among other things, I’ve learned how to let my passion and my reason coexist instead of letting one crush the other. I’ve learned how to go after what I want. I’ve learned how to stand up for myself. I’ve learned how to make myself happy. And in doing so, I’ve realized that I don’t need to change who I am. I am a reader, a tea drinker, a storyteller, a university graduate, a new apartment inhabitant, a teacher, a soon-to-be business owner, a cousin, a niece, a sister, a friend. I have a family now. They’re not perfect or conventional or even very easy to explain. And as long as I’m happy, I don’t need to explain. They’re mine and I love them. All of them. I’m proud of them and I’m proud of me. And the thing is, I don’t need to press record to start my day anymore, so thank you. Thank you for staying with me."

Author’s Note: The team and I are very happy with the story we’ve written. We believe it’s true to Jane’s journey, and it’s an adaptation that we’re proud of. Looking back on this year, there are minor changes we could have made for the sake of clarity, or flow, but if a genie granted any of us the ability to change any choices we’d made - I doubt we would have taken the offer. So – yes, I stand by our ending. But obviously, while our ending is intended to be realistic, I will admit that realism is not necessarily the most satisfying. In life we leave behind challenges, for a completely new set of problems.

 This moment is one that has always existed in my mind. We would never film it for obvious reasons, nor would we necessarily want to. So I have written this moment down. It is for those of you who are romantics, for those of you who will find it hard to say good-bye to Jane, for those of you who are always craving more immersion, and for me. It is my love letter to Jane, and this year, and I hope you like it. 

Also, I apologize preemptively. 1) Because I’m Canadian and 2) Because I am NOT a novelist.

Read More

Watch on eyrequotes.tumblr.com

Thank you.

6

Throw Back Thursday - The Rivers 

Your friendly neighbourhood Showrunner just came across some amusing behind the scenes photos late this evening, and with minutes to spare, decided to share a few them for Throw Back Thursday - so enjoy ;)

The last picture is especially perfect, because this group became so much like a family on set it was impressive- and not to mention absolutely hilarious. They would have made an awesome sitcom.   

The thing I love about Jane Eyre is that she is not your typical heroine. In any sense of the word.

image


She’s plain, soft-spoken, and virtually friendless at the beginning of the novel.

image


She’s clever, but doesn’t tend to show it.

image

Before the start of the book she has had almost no experience with the outside world.

image

She has incredible strength of character but it’s not immediately obvious. It’s a kind of quiet courage that’s fairly easy to overlook.

image


I mean her favourite pastime is drawing for Pete’s sake.

image


She is a secondary character. She is not the kind of person you base a whole book around, because, in novels, exciting things don’t tend to happen to people like her.

image


But her story is one of the most beautiful ever told.

image


She was a heroine I could truly relate to, but also admire. Someone who didn’t have it all together and who wasn’t perfect, but who knew what was right and trusted her gut. She believed in herself and what she was capable of.

image


She proved you didn’t have to be a gorgeous, sassy, sword-wielding, goddess to warrant your story being told. That you could be “poor, obscure, plain and little” and still have one of the greatest love stories of all time.

image


And that is not something to be taken for granted.

image

Some Notes on Today's Episode: Steps

I’ll be posting something soon on wrapping up (I know, I know), but in the meantime I just wanted to post some notes I have about today’s episode: 

Visually this was a bit of a throwback to our earlier episodes, walking and being outside, taking us back to Jane’s “roots” as a vlogger, which we haven’t visited in a while. But for Jane there’s been a shift now. Instead of trying to see the world through the camera, she chooses to see it through her own eyes, walking with the lens facing down to see her steps, as if she’s forgotten it’s on. Now the focus is on seeing the people in her life. She doesn’t hide the fact that she’s filming, and I personally love that her friends accept that it’s just part of who she is. 

(Sidenote: I feel like it’s a bit the reality for many Youtubers- as their friends and family adjust, it becomes less weird and they understand that it’s not about necessarily being invasive, but about the vlogger and their goals as creators. And to be fair- for real Youtube Vloggers, it tends to be less invasive and more “come stuff like 50 marshmallows into your mouth and then attempt to say things with me”.)

As she enters the apartment Jane puts down the camera, she hugs her friend and chooses not to take it out on the balcony. We’ve talked about this a lot, Jane uses the camera as a crutch to deal with some of the more difficult moments in her life. But she makes a choice to leave it in the apartment before stepping outside. She doesn’t need the crutch anymore. At this point she also believes in her own ability to deal with things. 

And maybe it’s because we’re nearing the end, but I’m really proud of Jane. It’s one thing to deal with the difficulties of a job, or career, but to deal with personal intimate relationships head-on the way she chooses to here, that’s something that is so often underestimated. 

As some of you may have noticed, in the credits of today’s episode, the role of Rochester was played by actor Eric Bruce. 

Unfortunately Adam was unable to complete the project due to some differences with the team. Obviously, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours and appreciate all his work and his part in this project. 

But, as always, our focus is in telling Jane’s story and our commitment to the wonderful people who watch the show week after week. 

Jane  means a lot to us, and we know she means a lot to you- so though I know it’s a bit bittersweet to be ending soon, this has honestly been an amazing experience for us as creators.

We couldn’t have shared it with a better audience.

Watch on eyrequotes.tumblr.com
Text
Photo
Quote
Link
Chat
Audio
Video