Squaresville‘s second season is rolling along on Big Frame, where it has helped launch a new sub-network aimed at young women. The series’ target audience will surely appreciate the latest episode, where the three leads–Mary Kate Wiles, Kylie Sparks, and Austin Rogers–cosplay as the main characters from shows will big Internet fandoms.
Even with no context, the episode is sure to please fans of both Squaresville and the chosen fandoms, which include Sherlock, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, and, in a nod to Squaresville‘s web series status, The Guild (it helps that Wiles and Felicia Day are pretty much the two most popular online video redheads.) Joining those motifs are references to Annie Hall, Daria, Ghost World (which I’ve always thought of as thematic similar to Squaresville), and, in the episode’s most absurd moment, The Joy of Painting.
The episode is a clear grab at fanbases, but it’s still a lot of fun. “Wow,” states Sparks in the video’s postscript, “what a blast that episode was to make.” Of course, creator Matt Enlow conveniently omitted at least one series with a big Internet fanbase, but when those fans catch on to Lydia Bennet‘s other series, Enlow can expect his inbox to get flooded with pleas for a Lizzie Bennet cosplay. Maybe he’ll have to do one more of these.