Traditional TV comedies often begin with a very DINK-y young cast doing, well, whatever they want. As programming seasons go by, storylines generally reflect the path of real life, and births of babies are always good for ratings. Think How I Met Your Mother, Friends… Keeping Up with the Kardashians. (Isn’t that a comedy?)
What are the chances you’ll see a primetime show focused on a young childfree couple anytime soon? Supporting characters, yes. The star characters? Nah-uh. Naturally, this is a job for the Internet.
Click over to Vimeo and check out a new comedy web series, DINKS. Episodes are less than 5 minutes long, and they’re entertaining enough for more. I was hooked after the premiere, where the DINKS meet with their tax accountant:
The show’s stars, Matt Stauter and Kincaid Walker are perfectly cast and, dare I say it, adorable. DINKS was created by Jason Eksuzian, an L.A. videographer and producer. If you’re familiar with Mr. Eksuzian’s earlier web work, the equally giggle-inducing I Miss Drugs, you won’t be surprised by DINKS‘ high production quality. The mini-episodes were addictive for me, with at least one zany situation per show to make me laugh out loud.
Zany, like a fox. Messaging about issues faced by real DINKS are skillfully slipped into dialogue and interactions, and any DINK worth the name will recognize them fast. DINKS started on Vimeo in September 2013 — here’s hoping it lasts a good long while to show old-school TV how it’s done.
(Image Credit: DINKS)