Everyone has witnessed tragic events in the workplace since the economic depression. We have seen people leave their desk, never to return. When that happens, It’s almost insidious how quickly human resources collects the personal items of the now departed and wipes away any trace of their white collar existence. We have all seen these events, but now we can see them with….wait for it….puppets….and….wait for it….aliens!?
A new series from creators Kyra and Kozi Kyles, Human Resources explores the dark underbelly of corporate America, but uses puppets and a sci-fi premise to provide a comedic take on unpleasant circumstances.
“The topic of layoffs is always tough to talk about, and even tougher to watch,” said Kyra Kyles over email. “We’re hoping Human Resources will bring some comic relief to an ugly situation.”
The science fiction twist is what makes Human Resources unique, as opposed to being just another Office Space rip off or online original about cubicle hi-jinks. “The concept is actually based on my own work horror story,” Said Kozi Kyles. “I worked for a company that started doing layoffs, but kept all of the employees in the dark. It was totally mysterious, like an episode of The Twilight Zone.”
The puppets may seem odd at first (at least I thought so), but as the monsters, mysterious deaths and other X-Files type situations come into the storyline, they appear at least semi-normal by comparison. If you are interested in watching a series that is a combination of The X-Files and Sesame Street, complete with interstitials of How-To Layoff Tips delivered by actual humans, than Human Resources is the web series for you.
The 11-episode series will release new installments every Wednesday at HRTheSeries.com.