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The Best Web Series 

Kel Varnsen
Updated July 18, 2020 37.7k votes 5.7k voters 84.5k views

List Rules Must be full web series, not just single shorts.

What is the best web series? That depends: With so many great, original web television series to choose from, picking the cream of the online best webseries crop is challenging. This list includes some of the greatest series available. Each series on this list has proven to be extremely popular, offering unique webisodes to keep viewers coming back.

What makes a truly awesome web series? It's original. Online web series like The Guild and Between Two Ferns manage to keep viewers in stitches, and they often feature pretty recognizable celebrity stars, like Zach Galifianakis and Felicia Day, helping them earn the distinction of a good web series and a place among the best Internet shows.

Celebs are jumping on the web series bandwagon in droves. Jerry Seinfeld, for example, debuted a web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in July 2012. And Tom Hanks's animated web series Electric City debuted in mid-July.

Many of the best web series listed here are comedies, but not all: Several dramas and/or science fiction series are also popular, including Anyone But Me,' Malice web series, CELL: The Web Series, and Prom Queen.

Check out more lists like the top Machinima web series, the list of the cast of the 'Black Jacks' web series, and the most hilarious Smosh videos.
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rgriff1935 added The Adventures of Superseven

A comedic homage to 1960's spy movies and TV shows! Babes, bullets, brawls & bombs!

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Chop Socky Boom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Web Series
abundantfilms added Chop Socky Boom
Chop Socky Boom is a misfortunate web comedy following misfit actors cast in an action kung fu show. 

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Thurston Web Series
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VanessaVerduga added Justice Woman
Meet Sofía Escala, a.k.a. Justice Woman, spunky Assistant District Attorney by day, defender of truth and justice by night, who with the help of her officemate and sidekick Robert (Roberta) Gallion fights to right the wrongs committed against the innocent and powerless by a corrupt legal system — and gets herself into some tight spots along the way. 
A campy series with an engaging story line that involves Sofia bringing to light questionable practices in the prosecution of the city's cases, most notably the incarceration of an innocent migrant worker, Jesus Lopez, and her quest to prove his innocence with the help of her best friend Robert.

Starring Vanessa Verduga as Justice Woman and Lee Kaplan as Roberta. Watch it at http://www.JusticeWoman.com
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JakeFraser added Rwby
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abundantfilms added JourneyQuest

JourneyQuest isa fantasy comedy web series from the creators of "The Gamers" and"The Gamers: Dorkness Rising."


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Pathos added
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Transolar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Web Series
CurtisChandlerII added Transolar Galactica
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The Lizzie Bennet Diarie... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Web Series
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Modern-day transmedia adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
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Ragged Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Web Series
GregTulonen added Ragged Isle
http://www.raggedisle.com
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Super Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Web Series
JeffBurns added Super Knocked Up
Female super-villain knocked up by superhero. superknockedup.com
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Walking in Circles
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JennWilson added GUIDES

GUIDES a sci-fi comedy that follows Earth's “Guides” as they try to overcome the self-destructive nature of humans before December 21, 2012 and time run out. www.guideswebseries.com

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Red vs. Blue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Web Series
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Awkward Black Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Web Series
Awkward Black Girl
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The Nostalgia Critic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Web Series
futurecaster added

The Nostalgia Critic tears into some beloved and not so beloved childhood memories

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PairingsSeries added Pairings
Nerds. Food. Women. Pairingstheseries.com
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Once You Leave is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Web Series
OnceYouLeave added Once You Leave
http://OnceYouLeave.com
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Web Therapy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Web Series
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Bloodandbonechina added Blood and Bone China
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PopularUprising added DIVERGENCE
Action/Sci-fi/Suspense.  Mark Leonard is followed by people who can disappear, until he turns the tables and uncovers a mystery born of his own dark past.