If you’ve followed this site for any length of time, you’ll already know that I love me a web series. I’ve reviewed and recapped a few of them on the site and now there’s a new kid on the block. While the other web series I’ve reviewed have been more genre related, like science fiction, action etc, this one is actually a comedy called The Diner.
The premise is simple. Two guys, Louis (David Lyman) and Rick (Griff Kohout) frequent their local diner and talk about various topics while exchanging quips and insults with their friendly waitress Beth (Sarah Morris). There are three episodes and they all run in the three-minute range. Surely you can spare a few minutes to check it out right?
In the first episode, titled “Somebody’s Somebody”, the two buddies hash out the true meaning and proper usage of a phrase while Beth hurls it back at them with a line that made me chuckle pretty hard.
The second episode, titled “Duffle Bag”, the boys find a duffle bag underneath their table and go back and forth on what could be in it and if they open it. Rick is the one that wants to open it, but Louis, being the do right man he is, thinks they should just turn it in.
The third in the series, “The Redhead”, shows what happens when Louis makes assumptions about a women’s profession.
When I watched the first episode my first thought was that Louis may be a little over the top with his facial expressions and tone. After watching all of the episodes again, it occurred to me that he’s just that kind of character. We’ve all friends that are pretty animated and Louis is that friend. Rick is the laid back kind of guy that really doesn’t take anything too seriously and is always up for a good time. Beth is the snarky one of the group, but not in a bad way at all. She delivers some of the best lines and seems like she doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap.
My one complaint is the laugh track that pops up in the third episode. This is an effect that I have a deep-rooted dislike for. I don’t watch very many sitcoms at all simply because they all employ this one small effect. If this web series makes any changes, I would recommend losing the laugh track.
Overall, this is an amusing series and if you’re up for a laugh, check it out. You can watch the first episode below, then head over to their YouTube channel to watch the other two. You can also be kept up to date on new episodes by liking their Facebook page.Tags: David Lyman, Griff Kohout, Sarah Morris, The Diner web series