If I Can Just Have 5 Minutes Of Your Time~ Web Series reviews, issue 3, Husbands, The Series

4 Sep

One of the things I want to do with this web series review posts is point out a small series that you may or may not have heard of and give each it’s moment in the spotlight. Today, I want to touch on a series from the amazing talent of Jane Espenson and Brad Bell (probably better known as Cheeks).

The first series of Husbands, The Series, came about in the fall of 2011. It was billed as a new spin on the newlywed comedies (typically seen as awkward early relationship comedy), was also billed as series regarding marriage equality- a major political topic in this day and age.

The simple plot- an adorable couple get drunk in Vegas celebrating the passage of the marriage law, get married, and wake up realizing that their public personalities mean that they probably shouldn’t run out and get an annulment- it might not look good for the equality act. Of course, this leads to some hilarious situations where the couple- Cheeks and Brady- attempt to take their 6 week relationship, quickie marriage, and turn it into a solid bond. Even trying to move in together provides hilarious results.

I could stop there and say that’s all the series is- a newlywed sitcom- but I’d be lying. In the end, the series shows that same-sex couples are no different than heterosexual. A truth that, sadly, much of the world still needs to learn.

The first season runs 11 episodes, with a runtime of less a half hour.

In order to get a second season, the cast/crew/creators ran a Kickstarter campaign that yours truly contributed to (remember when I wrote about fundraising?). They succeeded, raising 120% of their targeted goal. And just recently, August 15th, the second season begin airing. With guest stars like… Joss Whedon (in what he claims is his “biggest acting role yet”).

So what are you waiting for? Take a gander at this little series and have a laugh. I promise you- it’s a good time and you’ll enjoy it. How can you not? Seriously? If you don’t love it- come back and tell me why.

2 Responses to “If I Can Just Have 5 Minutes Of Your Time~ Web Series reviews, issue 3, Husbands, The Series”

  1. Xof (@xof1013) September 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Husbands is a brilliantly funny and smart online comedy that is WORTH the support and love it has generated and built amongst fans and with critics alike. Jane Espenson and Brad Bell (aka Cheeks) are a fantastically talented writing team, and I adore their co-creation. This show WILL make you laugh. Highly recommended.


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    […] one celebrity sighting we made was Jane Espenson and the trio from Husbands. Actually, we spotted them twice. But I still failed to get a pic with Jane. My fault entirely. […]

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