I am so on a literary-adaptation webseries kick right now! I felt I have to share all the ones I’ve seen/have in my “Watch Later”.
Now, before you say anything, I’m all up to date on the Pemberly Digital series. I’m not going to talk about “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries”, “Welcome to Sanditon”, “Emma, Approved”, or “Frankenstein, MD”.
I will, however, point out that they have started a new one, an adaptation of Little Women called “The March Family Letters”.
And now, one to the plugging!
“Classic Alice” is a webseries about a college student who decides to live her life according to a series of classic novels
“Nothing Much to Do” is Much Ado about Nothing set in high school in New Zealand. Use this playlist to watch the whole series, since it encompasses 4 different channels. Seriously, watch this one. I want to watch it again, and I almost NEVER do that! *complete*
“A Tell-Tale Vlog” Edgar Allen Poe and Lenore decide to film a vlog about living together. You should also check out the other videos by Shipwrecked; they’re all of a classic literary and romance bent.
“In Earnest”The Importance of Being Earnest set in college, told as a series of vlogs from the viewpoints of Jack, Algie, and Cecily, all on one channel for your convenience!
“Green Gables Fables” Anne Shirley in high school, now, with a vlog. Her classmates also have vlog channels, so make sure you watch those when they come in.
“From Mansfield with Love” Jane Austen's Mansfield Park set in a hotel that was a great estate, told via the vlog of the put-upon junior housekeeper.
“A Midsemester Night’s Dream” is a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream……….. with a few updates to the dialogue, and modern characterizations. Like hipster-Lysander and Drama major-Bottom. *complete*
“The Importance of Being Mike” is kinda inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest. Like, what would Cecily be like if she lived now? Oh, yeah, it’s not the story you’re used to.
And now for the things I have queued.
“Jules and Monty” Romeo and Juliet have been given the same assignment for their college Communications class: keep a vlog. *complete*
“University Ever After” appears to be about the college-age versions of a bunch of fairy tale characters. Made by the same people as “A Midsemester Night’s Dream”, but made before. I’m watching them in reverse order.
“A Bit Much” Another vlog adaptation of my favorite Shakespeare play. Dunno the specifics yet, but I will in a couple days.
I’m making a bulletin board at my library to feature web series. Any suggestions for my list?
(* marks those I have not yet seen but are on my to-watch list, ** means I’m currently watching it) I’ll be doing it this summer for next school year, so stuff coming out this summer is fair game. And it will be up all year, so…)
[EDIT: Italics are new additions to the list. Also, I’m already going to run out of room, so unfortunately I’m not including series like Kissing in the Rain or I Didn’t Write This]
SHAKESPEARE • Nothing Much To Do • Lovely Little Losers • Jules & Monty
• Any Other Vlog • Call Me Katie
• Kate the Cursed
• Midsemester Night’s Dream • Like, As it Is (New As You Like It)* • Much Ado About A Webseries
JANE AUSTEN & BRONTES • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries • Emma Approved • Autobiography of Jane Eyre • Elinor and Marianne Take Barton • Mars and Elly* • Welcome to Sanditon* • From Mansfield with Love • Project Dashwood* • North Hangin*
CHILDHOOD CLASSICS AND FAIRY TALES • New Adventures of Peter and Wendy • Green Gables Fables • March Family Letters • Misselthwaite Archives • University Ever After • Grimm Reflections • Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros
MULTIPLE BOOKS/CHARACTERS • The Jane Games • The Writing Majors • Classic Alice • Tell-Tale Vlog • SHAKES
GOTHIC • Carmilla • Frankenstein M.D. • Notes by Christine**
• The Late Nell Avery
OTHER • In Earnest • Nick Carraway Chronicles • Jamie Watson and Sherlock Holmes • Baker Street* • East and West • Masked*
Ever wanted to binge watch a webseries, but they all felt so long? YouTube doesn’t list the total runtime of a playlist anymore, but you can get a browser extension that tells you the runtime. So I’ve used this extension to catalogue how long LIWs are, so next time you want to go watch a show, you know exactly what you’re getting into.
If there’s a show I haven’t included that you’d like me to add, just let me know!
Those with * are still going, those with # are cancelled/abandoned & those with ~ still have
to start, the other ones are already finished so you can binge-watch them ^^ Oh
and it’s inspired by what’s in between the (brackets).
If you know some other series to add or notice any mistakes, please message me.
• Nothing Much To Do (Much ado about nothing)
• Much Ado About A Webseries (Much ado
• Lovely Little Losers ~ (Love’s
• Jules & Monty (Romeo
• Any Other Vlog (Romeo
• Kate the Cursed (Taming
of the Shrew) • Call me
of the Shrew) • Midsemester Night’s Dream (Midsummer
• The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (Pride
• Emma Approved (Emma)
• Elinor and Marianne Take Barton (Sense
• Mars and Elly (Sense
• Project Dashwood (Sense
• Welcome to Sanditon (Sanditon)
• From Mansfield with Love (Mansfield
• North Hangin’ ~ (Northanger Abbey) • North Bound (Northanger
Abbey) • the Elliots * (Persuasion)
• New Adventures of Peter and Wendy (Peter
• University Ever After (a
variety of princesses)
• Grimm Reflections (Snow
White with a twist)
• Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros * (Cupid
• Or so the story goes * (Peter Pan)
• Cindy ~ (Cinderella)
• My name is Mulan ~ (Mulan)
• The Jane Games (Characters of Jane Austen novels)
• The Writing Majors (Austen, Bronte, Wilde, Shakespeare)
• Classic Alice * (A lot of stories)
• Tell-Tale Vlog (Edgar
• SHAKES (Shakespeare
• Blankverse (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Johnson)
• Kissing in the rain (A
lot of stories)
• I didn’t write this (Variety,
modern and classic)
• Carmilla * (Carmilla)
• Frankenstein M.D. (Frankenstein)
• Notes by Christine (Phantom
of the Opera)
• In Earnest
• Nick Carraway Chronicles (the
• Jamie Watson and Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock
• Baker Street / 221B (Sherlock
• East and West # (North
• Masked ~ (the
• Middlemarch: The Series ~ (Middlemarch)
Green Gables Fables * (Anne
of Green Gables)
• Project AoGG ~ (Anne
of Green Gables)
• March Family Letter * (Little Women)
• Misselthwaite Archives * (the
• the Autobiography of Jane Eyre (Jane
• School of Thrones (Game
• Dona Moça Eventos * (Senhora) [English
• A Little Princess Vlog * (A Little Princess)
NON-LITERARY (but still fun)
• the Late Nell Avery* ♡
• Wish it inc. *
• MsLabelled *
• Social Medium ~
• Untangling Tessa • Dating Rules From My Future Self • Wave Jacked
Maybe later on I’ll
create links so you don’t have to search for them yourself, but right now I’m to lazy to do
Oh btw, I got the
idea from haili-73.tumblr.com, but that one wasn’t complete so I decided to make one of my
Edit 7-1-2017: Not really updating this but if you want something changed or have a webserie to add, I’ll happily do that, I’m just not doing it if no one asks haha, don’t really have the time.
My instinctual reaction was “EDGAR ALLAN POE’S MURDER MYSTERY INVITE ONLY CASUAL DINNER PARTY / GALA FOR FRIENDS POTLUCK” which is pretty accurate. I love it and A Tell Tale Vlog. Edgar and Lenore stole my heart and I don’t think I’ll ever get it back.
Also though, Check Please which is my favourite thing ever but I sometimes don’t count due to it being a webcomic rather than video based. But like, I could talk about Check Please forever (and I’ve got so much fanfiction in the works).
Also shout outs to Art of Letter Writing (a letter based webseries written by my friends @intelligencehavingfun and @creativityobsessed) and Project Green Gables (which I binged a few weeks ago and seems amazing. I haven’t interacted with it enough in the fandom yet for it to knock of Poe just yet)
Why you should totally watch "Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party for Friends" (or, "Poe Party")
c´mon. It’s got a great name.
it’s a fantasy-comedy-mystery story about a bunch of literary historical figures assisting to a dinner party in which, you guessed it, murders actually start to happen!
E.A. Poe is the awkward host, and one of the cutest and quirkiest versions of him I’ve seen.
Lenore is his friend and roommate, and she’s a lively sort of person. She is also literally a ghost trying to help him impress her own good friend, Annabel Lee (yes, that Annabel Lee)
the chemistry and contrast between the two main characters is absolutely gorgeous and enjoyable
Annabel Lee is also very nice and played by Mary Kate Wiles.
the show will have 11 episodes (named ‘chapters’) in total, and they will air via their YouTube channel at 9am PTS every Monday till Halloween!
the show includes, besides Poe, authors HG Wells (who’s got a sensible steampunkish vibe), cool Mary Shelley, drunkish Ernest Hemingway, posh Charlotte Brontë (played by Ashley Clements!), flamboyant Oscar Wilde, ignored Emily Dickinson, George Elliot in drag, vodka-lover Fyodor Dostoevsky, lively Mary Louise Alcott, and soon-to-appear Agatha Christie!
I’m also pretty sure that most of the actors’ names are well known within the YouTube community and they all do a wonderful job!
also, it has Jim O’Heir (Jerry from Parks and Rec!) and Clayton Snyder (Ethan Craft from Lizzie McGuire!)
the series is comedy gold and thrives in puns
it’s also got a wonderful recurring gag about ravens
it’s from Shipwrecked productions, the same people behind Kissing in the Rain, which is amazing
all characters are lovable and flawed and lovely
it has lots and lots of heart, and it’s easy to see it’s made with care and love
it’s overall wonderful and enjoyable and well-written and does magic with its budget
the aesthetic is also pretty great
it has great pace. Chapter one was barely 10 min long and it contained SO MUCH
if you’re into literature or books or parodies or murder mysteries or just amazing comedy please check it out!
it all started like three years ago with a vlog (A Tell-Tale Vlog) about Edgar Allan Poe and Lenore and it escalated from that and I’m grateful it has!!! You can check out their beginnings in that link and you can watch the prologues to Poe Party here!
srsly maybe i’m not a great seller but i love this series so much! i think a lot of people might enjoy it as well!! if you want you can check it out here!