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Nightfly's iTV Week in Review 2/19/12 - Web Therapy, Kenny Powers, and more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, February 27 2012 and posted in Features

Nightfly recommends his favorite webisodes, shorts, and clips from the previous week.

Nightfly's iTV Week in Review  (week of 2/19/12)
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In my inaugural column I mentioned Assisted Living and blip as two invaluable research sources I rely on to learn about new web series uploaded each week. Super Knocked Up's writer-director, Jeff Burns, suggested I also peruse the weekly offerings of webseries hub KoldCast, so, I now pass along his recommendation to you.

Starting this week PBS and YouTube will be bringing the art house to your house with PBS' Online Film Festival, debuting twenty original short films today (2/27) thru March 30th. With luck, I'll be reposting those shorts here in upcoming weeks. GetGlue is offering a handsome sticker for watching its trailer here.

Since Anatomy of a TV Hit: C.S.I.'s third webisode they've been focusing exclusively on the episode titled, "Stealing Home." Watch it free online here. In the latest entry, their fifth webisode, they concentrate on "The Story for "Stealing Home." Look for the next installment tomorrow (2/28).

Last Week's Web Series Download Complete. Ready to initiate entertainment...
* Warning: videos below may contain mature content not suitable for all ages *

Join the United Planetary Space Battalion in the fight to save Kylene in the debut episode of Embers of War. Screen its teaser trailer and first exposition-filled episode below.
Embers of War - (Ep.1) "Arrival"  {released 2/24 via blip}

I Hate Being Single - "Rob's Room"  {Bonus Episode released 2/21 via blip}

In this insightful musical competition series "Sixteen Emerging OurStage Artists Compete For a $5,000 Cash Prize, a Pro-produced Live Performance Video and Mentorship with Industry Luminaries." Music enthusiasts should certainly check it out.
The OurStage Panel - (S2, Ep.2)  (featuring guest judge Gavin DeGraw)  {released 2/22 via YouTube}

* Read more about it here and screen Season Two's premiere episode here (released 2/15).

S#*! People Don't Say in L.A.  {released 2/20 via Funny or Die}  [TV-14]
Shit People Don't Say in LA from David Spade     

Watch Darcy Danger interview Captain Amazing for The Celebrity & Superhero Hour.
Super Knocked Up
- "The Darcy Danger Files - Part 1"
(Bonus Episode released 2/24)

* Darcy Danger's played by actress Daniela Malave. Read a Q&A with her here.
** Preview art from Issue #1 of SKU's upcoming comic here.

Shelf Life - (S2.Ep.4) "Pushing Buttons"  {released 2/21 via YouTube}

* Follow Tara Platt (Hero Lass) on twitter.

I learned of this The Second City Network short thanks to luminous mutual twitter follower Rebecca Mader tweeting about it. Made by Mader's friends, Joshua & Nyima Funk, this episode lovingly lampoons Prince. Enjoy.
What If Famous People Weren't Famous - "Prince"  {released 2/22 via YouTube}

"Lighting Farts" by David Alan Grier  {released 2/21 via Funny or Die}  [TV-14]
Lighting Farts with David Alan Grier - watch more funny videos     

Nostalgia Chick - "Song of the South"  [Runtime: 14:37]  {released 2/19 via blip}

Nostalgia Chick also released an Oscar primer spotlighting the Live Action Short nominees. The Oscars obviously aired yesterday but in case you'd still like to learn her take on that category you can check it out here.


Fave *New* Webisode(s) of the Week: [tie]
Web Therapy - (S4,Ep.15) - "Hands-On Therapy" (guest starring Lily Tomlin)

K-Swiss Blades by Kenny Powers  (featuring Bruce Lee)  {released 2/22 via Funny or Die}  [NSFW; TV-MA]
K-Swiss Blades by Kenny Powers - watch more funny videos     


Review Series:
Half in the Bag - (Ep.25/26)  "Chronicle; Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"  [Runtime: 28:53]  (released 2/24 via blip)  [NSFW; TV-MA]

* If you haven't experienced Plinkett's hilariously truthful reviews before you really should take the time to see 'em. Here are links to his Star Wars and Star Trek film reviews just to get you started.

Breakin' It Down with Catherine Reitman - (Ep.53) "Act of Valor; Take Shelter"

* Catherine also released a special BID: Home Edition episode (on 2/23) pertaining to Jodie Foster's letter to the Academy promoting The Beaver.

DVDiva with Brigitte Dale  (released 2/21)
* Follow Brigitte Dale on twitter.
Beauty + Fashion:

Mena Suvari - Cover shoot: Spring 2012 issue of Boston Common magazine.

The lifesyle brand GIOGO has been producing a weekly review show titled, The Get In or Get Out Show, hosted by Julianne Waters and Tiana Brown for some time. The pair recently debuted an additional web series called, Nailway. I learned about the GIOGO Girls through a tweeted recommendation from super-talented dancer Sarah Mitchell.
The Get In or Get Out Show - "Trends"  {released 2/21 via YouTube}

And as a GIOGO make-up catch, here's their most recent episode of Nailway, titled "Lover's Lane" (released 2/9).

* Follow the GIOGO Girls on twitter.

NY Fashion Week was Feb 9-16 during which the cast of ABC Family's hit series Jane by Design celebrated in-person at Bloomingdale's. Enjoy moments from the event in this clip (below).

Make-up Section: featuring multiple entries this column.

In my inaugural column I featured Kirby Ferguson's fantastic four-part web series titled, Everything is a Remix. I embedded the first and last episodes, though, my favorite part was its second. Part 2 focused on cinema, most particularly George Lucas' first Star Wars film. It ends on the subject of Lucas' filmic remix successor, Quentin Tarantino (specifically addressing Kill Bill). The second epi directs viewers to check out a clip completely focused on Kill Bill and in the final episode Kirby references a dedicated featurette about The Matrix. In case you haven't seen 'em previously, here're the bonus featurettes mentioned as well as the series' second episode (below).
Everything is a Remix: Part 2 - "Remix Inc."

Everything is a Remix: Kill Bill

Everything is a Remix: The Matrix


Last week I also highlighted Malice's very first episode, this week I present the series' latest entry (released 2/12). Catch up by screening all five episodes here.

The Adventures of The League of S.T.E.A.M. - (S2, Ep1) "Prehistoric Peril"  (released 2/16 via blip)

* Unfamiliar with The League of Steam? Check out this commercial from Season One and learn more about them here.

Who is Paul McCartney?  {released 2/17 via Funny or Die}
Who is Paul McCartney? - watch more funny videos     
Last Week's News:

Weekly 'Wood with Naomi Kyle  (released 2/23 via IGN)
More IGN Weekly Wood Videos

The Great Gibson Guitar Raid: Months Later, Still No Charges Filed  [Runtime 6:04]  (released 2/23 via

* Follow Gibson on twitter. I'm proud to be mutually followed by them.

Taking a severely non-corporate look at how Western institutions are "dividing the world"...
Double Standards with Afshin Rattansi - (Ep.33) "Spying & The World Bank"  [Runtime: 25:30]  {released 2/20 via blip}

On a closing note, a web series I've repeatedly been pointed towards but've still yet to catch posted some episodes with new commentary tracks earlier this month. The series is Syfy's The Mercury Men, and fans should definitely check out their recent uploads here.

Thanks for checking out my second iTV column. I encourage you to check out my TV and Music Video Week in Review columns too. Stay Jacked-In and Happy iViewing!

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About the Author - Nightfly

A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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