Bottom Line: This is up there with the Guild as one of the best “Gamer Lifestyle” web series ever to be created. If you have a single geek bone in your body you owe it to yourself to give this series a chance.
Pure Pwnage is a globally popular online TV series that documents the life of Jeremy (teh_pwnerer), a pro gamer. Kyle, a filmmaker, also manages to capture the antics of Jeremy’s friends: FPS_Doug, Dave (Dawei), T-Bag and Anastasia.
For a lot comedy series I talk about the “joke ratio” I’d like to change it up a little for Pure Pwnage and mention the “awkward ratio.” What makes this series work is the sheer number of cringe worthy moments in it. It’s long, it’s dense but every 30 seconds or so you find yourself brought back into it by the sheer majesty of the geekiness. (Pacing 4)
This is the quintessential “life of a pro gamer” story on the Internet today. Brilliant parody that touches on just about every cliche you can think of. Once they start building out the meta-story involving Jeremy’s training it starts shifting into territory usually reserved for the best TV. (Storytelling 5)
Each of these episodes are television length and sometimes longer. Most clock in at over 20 minutes and a few at 40. That being said, I only wish there was a way of watching this without being in front of the monitor because it’s fun in that awkward, mockumentary sort of way. (Watchability 5)