Writing dialogue has got to be the hardest part of writing a script.  People are silly and strange and I think it is really hard to capture that in a realistic way. At its worst, dialogue can turn out like Juno, where people sound like the tweets of a pop culture nightmare.  At its best, dialogue turns out like duder.

duder. is a comedy web series.  It is funny and interesting and weird in all the right ways. Some deets:

– duder. is an award-winning web series about a bunch of duders who just, you know, duder around a bit.

– duder. is written and produced by Matt Kirsch, New York-based writer and web producer for the Onion. Matt plays Glen.

– duder. stars the handsome Alden Ford, who plays Ricky in the series and also edits a bunch of the series.

Here is a trailer for the series:

The season 1 episodes are kind of low quality because they are like 5 years old.  Don’t let that stop you!

The most recent episode for season 3 was posted 9 months ago, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. But that’s ok because seasons 1 and 2 are so good that I’ll just rewatch them over again.

Historical Improv by PERIODS

If you like Drunk History, you might like the “anachronistic period pieces with costumes a show choir would die for” created by PERIODS:

PERIODS. is an improvised comedy film series. Created by Victor Quinaz, Anna Martemucci, and the entire PERIODS. crew. PERIODS. is a co-production with Robinson Films, Inc. , Nomadic Films, and Before The Door Pictures.

While the characters and struggles might be straight out of The Hills or Real Housewives, these videos have historical settings. Their commitment to historical accuracy is truly admirable.

The Hairpin introduced me to Periods Films and here are a few of their videos: