4. The March Family Letters
In this modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, the March sisters attempt to document their daily lives to update their mother, deployed for her second tour of duty as an officer in the Canadian Forces. Empowered women, LGBTQ themes, and lots of fun and vibrancy make this web series worth watching.
3. Frankenstein, M.D.
We’ve got something for the murder-mystery lovers, too. Frankenstein, MD stars Victoria Frankenstein who is a graduating med student strongly passionate about science and the power it contains. It does stay true to Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece; yes, even the plot point that brings the dead back to life. It’s not as dark as people would expect, though, and is a valiant effort that makes science look cool.
2. School of Thrones
Okay, George R.R. Martin’s work wasn’t from your childhood, per se, but I still recommend this three-episode web series. School of Thrones takes each house and turns them into exclusive high school cliques: the Starks are hipsters, the Baratheons are jocks, the Lannisters are school bullies, the Greyjoys are loner water-polo players, and Dany Targaryen is the new girl with an obsession for dragons. Prom night is coming, and there will be blood (no, not really).
1. All For One
This recently released web series plays with Alexander Dumas’s The Three Musketeers featuring Dorothy Castlemore, a college freshman doing everything she can do to be chosen for the sorority her grandmother used to be in, Mu Sigma Theta. Similar to The March Family Letters, the web series touches on gender identity and sexuality. It’s light-hearted yet empowering, and definitely a series you should jump onto as soon as possible!
Do you recommend any other web series based on well-known literature? Tell us all about it!