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Best Bets Daily: Thursday

Must-Click TV


Posted June 22, 2006
Today there's nothing to buy in Best Bets Dailyville—just something to (briefly) enjoy and a new show to look forward to. Starting this Sunday, you can see the premiere episode of "The Burg," an Internet TV show that "follows the antics of five twentysomethings living in the neo-hipster capital of the world." That, of course, would be Brooklyn's own Williamsburg, which theBurg.tv describes as a very special place where "trust fund kids pretend to be starving artists, starving artists pretend to be able to live completely off of credit cards, and everybody pretends not to notice." Today, right now, you can catch five minute-long pre-release shorts from the wryly funny improv comedy troupe behind "The Burg." They're all available for free viewing at YouTube.com. For my money, the funniest are "Hip or Dangerous" (i.e., can you tell if that scruffy guy on the street is hip or dangerous?) and "Closet," which contains killer dialogue between a reluctant hipster and a girl who's just outfitted him in Williamsburg-worthy thrift-store chic. "I don't know, Courtney," he tells her, "it just seems like people fall into two categories here: hot people trying to look ugly, and ugly people trying to look hot." If you've ever gotten off the L train at the Bedford stop, you know exactly what he's talking about.

Free at YouTube.com. Starts this Sunday at theBurg.tv.


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