Emilia Mendieta
YouTube Nation Makes Site's Millions of Videos Highly Digestible New daily show succeeds at surfacing the viral and the hidden gems

So far, 2014 is already shaping up to be a good year for the Web video world. At least based on the early potential demonstrated by the new daily Web…

January 17, 2014, 2:55 PM EST

Bravest Warriors Is Not Quite Super Enough VideoWatch Review: animated hit scores visually, while writing is passable

Like most other genres, the realm of animated superhero parodies ranges from the excellent to the terrible. Unfortunately, Cartoon Hangover's Bravest Warriors falls somewhere in the middle of the scale…

December 6, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

AOL Web Series City.Ballet Offers a Glimpse Inside Dancers' Lives Documentary backed by Sarah Jessica Parker

AOL's latest high-profile Web series, City.Ballet, takes viewers into the world of ballet dancers at the New York City Ballet. What's great about this show is that in a way, it…

November 12, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Bee and PuppyCat Captures the Wonderful Weird Side of Anime Cartoon Hangover show worth full series pickup

Growing up in South America, one inevitably gets exposed to a wide arrange of anime both new and old since it seems to be (or seemed to be at the…

October 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Ryan Higa Shows Signs of Growing Up YouTube megastar's comedy showing more maturity

Writing decent comedy is amongst the hardest things to pull off in the world of storytelling. And to write comedy that engages 10 million subscribers like YouTube star Nigahiga (real…

September 27, 2013, 7:55 AM EDT

CW's Backpackers Shows Promise but Falls Short Too many cliches, not enough heart

The CW's new Web series Backpackers, now in its third episode, starts out with an interesting premise. Ryan and his fiancé Beth make a pact to separately backpack through Europe…

September 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

AOL's Soccer Mom Series Scores in Season 2 Little Women, Big Cars makes big improvement in extra time

There is something both very familiar and very alien about the characters and the world of AOL's Little Women, Big Cars. We all know a group of soccer moms with a…

August 30, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

PewDiePie Isn't Bad, but It Really Isn't Good Either VideoWatch reviews the Swedish sensation

The Internet has provided an outlet to display and bring recognition to talented groups and individuals exploring the possibilities brought about by the advent of streaming video—particularly on YouTube. But for…

August 23, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Video Game High School Blends Gamer Culture With Classic TV Storytelling VideoWatch review: VGHS seriously ups its game in season two

Video Game High School (or VGHS as it is commonly referred to) is a testament to the power of crowdfunding. The series that found its start thanks to the support of…

August 16, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

The Awesomes Is Kinda Awesome New Hulu original echoes Arrested Development, Family Guy

Saturday Night Live veteran Seth Meyers' Hulu-exclusive creation The Awesomes is an homage to Saturday morning superhero cartoons—but for adults. With a world built in the vein of The Incredibles—except that the…

August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT