I’ll be honest. I don’t watch web series. It’s not that I don’t want to watch them but because I don’t hear much about them within my circle. Now it is completely plausible that my friends do talk about them but I am not paying attention. So when Ian – not my husband – was brought to my attention, I figured I would check it out. Especially since its star, writer and director is Ross Evans, Associate Director of the Award-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
How many times have we had a moment that drifted us off on a magic carpet ride to a galaxy far far away? Then when we return to reality wondered if we narrated the whole scene aloud? That’s a moment in the life of Ian. Each episode delves into Ian’s moments and plays them out through our favorite cinematic genres. In 25 Candles, Ian takes us back to John Hughes’ 16 Candles; A Light, Doll reignites film noir; The Fly Goddess harkens to the sci-fi style of The Fly; Egg, Roll, & Fight (my favorite) is Kung Fu hilarity; Clean Up Your Plate features the Chicagoesque legginess of the Broadway musical – you always need one musical episode; and The Showdown is your favorite Spaghetti Western.
Each of these episodes are about 5 minutes long and absolutely delightful. I enjoyed the absurdity, the pop culture references as well as the humor. And now I am hooked. So watch them with me. Click on the thumbnail below to see the whole series.