We Need Girlfriends

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This one may well be old hat to many of you, but recently I chanced upon the web series "We Need Girlfriends" and thought it was worthy of sharing.


It's a short 11 episode web based series about three housemates who've all come out of long term relationships and are struggling with their new single lives. Meet Rod (Evan Bass), Tom (Patrick Cohen) and Henry (Seth Kirschner).

The series is a classic 'unpleasant friends' style sitcom penned by Steven Tsapelas - a man who cites The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Seinfeld, Arrested Development and 30 Rock amongst his favourite shows - and these influences do show themselves in We Need Girlfriends. Especially IASiP, Seinfeld and Arrested Development; which are also all comedy shows involving unpleasant characters. Rod, Tom and Henry aren't as unredeemable as the characters in the above three shows; but there are echoes in each of them and that's something I really came to enjoy about the show.

We Need Girlfriends is a much like a refreshing can of, I don't know, aged lemonade. It's sharp, bitter and has enough kick in it's small package to keep you running for the rest of the day. And with that terrible metaphor it's time to give you the first episode. It runs for just five minutes so there's really no excuse to not give it a try.


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