Webseries Spotlight: DOWNSIZED

Downsized

[Here is our new Webseries Spotlight feature, which will highlight some of the webseries that we think you guys might enjoy or should take a look at.]

This week, we’re taking a look at Downsized a webseries that revolves around people who are adjusting to life during the economic crisis.

Downsized Synopsis: An ensemble series mixing satire with quirky drama, it tells very American stories through different walks of life with humor and sensitivity, allowing us to enjoy the various ironies of the current crisis. The dramatic series follows the odd entanglements between several people of different backgrounds– Beth (Daryn Strauss), a mid-level saleswoman who is let go from her corporate job by a downsizing effort masterminded by cool executive Maura (Michele Mavissakalian) and her efficiency expert Lowell (Duncan Murdoch); overworked attorney Connor (Chris Henry Coffey) who finds himself entranced by his Turkish immigrant cleaning lady Leyla (Esra Gaffin) while he goes through a divorce from Maura; office temp Andy (Conan McCarty) who is trying to fund his recession-based self-help program; beauty pageant coach Astrid (Shannon Conley) who cons unsuspecting parents like smitten daddy Nate (Kaipo Schwab) into spray tans and hair extensions for their pre-teen children in order to pay off her credit card debt; and Andy’s ex, Priscilla (Meredith Zinner), a suburban business owner who finds her privileged life in shambles when her investments go in the red.

You can watch the first two episodes of Downsized below, and then you can head over to the official website to watch more episodes.