Stack of BooksCollege sure isn’t what it used to be. This week’s picks take a look at life on today’s college campuses, complete with all their iPhone-toting Facebook-obsessed, web video-watching co-eds. But as different as things seem, the more we find out how familiar they really are. The tech may be a little updated, but relationships and hooking up still dominate the young go-getters’ social agendas.

This week’s picks:

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Dorm Life

Seven college students are thrown together on the same dorm floor in this comedic mockumentary full of mischief, adventures, rivalries and romance. The show is the number one web series of all time on Hulu, even beating Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Long Distance Relationship

Two forlorn lovers, Sam and Samantha, resort to a webcam relationship when they part ways to go to college. Keep an eye out for the hilarious background action of the roommates—particularly Sam’s roommate Eddie, whose antics often steal the show.

Hooking Up

HBOLab’s YouTube-celebrity laden experiment is a college-based series set on the campus of fictional Bask University, “where the guys and girls are always trying to hook up via their social networking sites, IMs and texting, but never seem to really communicate.”

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