Hello Beautiful Thinkers,
As I’m sure you’re aware it’s award show season once again. It’s finally blossomed into that wonderful time of year when we get to watch celebrities get all dressed up in the latest designers and take home tiny little gold statues while we sit at home in our pajamas wishing it was us giving that acceptance speech. I’m sure that everyone with even the slightest case of celebrity envy is talking about the 85th annual Oscars, and that length of time is nothing to sneeze at.
I’m actually going to talk about a show that was featured on a newer award show. At the third annual Streamy Awards a favorite web series of mine, Husbands, got some attention. A total of six nominations this year but unfortunately they didn’t win. Not that the show hasn’t taken home any awards at all; Husbands actually won two Indie Soap Awards which is great. Still, my only conclusion for the disappointment I felt at the lack of victory at this year’s Streamy Awards is that we, the fans of Husbands, need to spread the love further.
Which is exactly what I’m trying to do with you Beautiful Thinkers: share a witty-comedy that will capture your heart. The story line is set just after a federal amendment for marriage equality has been passed. (Let’s hope this isn’t in the too distant future.) In the joys of celebration, Cheeks and Brady, our main characters, have a little too much to drink and get married. I don’t want to tell you any further plot points because you really should watch it and enjoy it all for yourselves.
Now if you think you don’t have time for another new series in your life think again because each episode of Husbands is short and sweet. The full first and second seasons can be watched on YouTube in the amount of time it would take to watch one episode of Once Upon A Time. The first season totals in at just under twenty-five minutes and is split into eleven episodes. So if you really only have five minutes to spare each day you can still make it through one or two episodes a day. The second season is slightly longer coming to a little over twenty-seven minutes, but it only has three episodes. Even if you only have ten minutes a day to spare you can finish the season in three days.
Don’t judge it based on the brevity of the episodes Beautiful Thinkers. Writers Jane Espenson and Brad Bell know how to take advantage of every second. Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon, and Alessandra Torresani make the perfect cast for this series playing the roles of Cheeks, an actor known for his tabloid worthy stunts, Brady, a recently out of the closet pro baseball player, and Haley, an actress and Cheek’s bff.
If you’re a Joss Whedon fan (known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and most recently The Avengers), then you’re in for a treat when you watch this series. You’ll find that stars from many of Joss’s past projects make frequent guest appearances on this series. Joss himself even has a role, the longest he’s ever acted before. He worked with Espenson on Buffy and is a huge fan of this series. If you end up enjoying it as much as I did and want more there’s also a good amount of behind-the-scenes video posted along side the show as well as a six-part digital exclusive comic available. I hope you find Husbands as charming as I do.
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