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The main character of Cap South is Elliott Clarice, a Congressional Chief of Staff whose office is thrown into chaos when its Congressman suddenly dies. We first noted the show in Indie Spotlight when its first episode arrived last July, but since then, it has gained some major momentum. The first episode is far from bad, but the zaniness really begins to heat up around the middle of the first season. The sixth episode, which features a date between Elliott and his seditious underling Nicole, is particularly strong.
Creator Rob Raffety has not limited himself to Cap South‘s 11 episodes. He has also used the series’ channel for a slew of relevant videos: “Crazy Constituent” voicemail messages, House of Cards parodies, fake attack ads, and, most recently, an entire interview series filmed at LA Web Fest. These videos encourage viewers to stay subscribed to Cap South even without any new episodes.
Cap South has managed to earn itself a few awards, so we’re eagerly awaiting more episodes. Come for the strong writing, and stay for the assortment of ancillary videos.
OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES TO CHECK OUT
- Matt & Dave Are So Depressed. My Damn Channel hosts this dark comedy about two roommates who mope around their apartmant all sad and stuff.
- Alone, Together. In this series, couples say the darnedest things when left in a room with each other. The first episode features some untraditional role play.
- Sassy Batman. The Caped Crusader just got a lot more flamboyant. This is the latest web series to have a very self-explanatory title.
- Good Cop Good Cop. A nutty policeman gets himself into some trouble in this parody of police procedurals like Law & Order.
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