Online-only series seem to be all the rage for TV networks these days, and ABC is the latest to jump into the ring with "Voicemail." The series consists of short episodes — most just a minute long — based on messages left for Mike, a twentysomething living your standard slacker-dude life. It's sort of a live-action version of Amy's Answering Machine, inspired by a decade of voicemails saved by creator Michael Wilde.
In the six episodes posted so far, we've seen Mike forget to pick up his grandma at the airport, get beaten up by a girl playing football, and dig through the dumpster to find the discarded dream-interpretation book in which a female friend (girlfriend?) has tucked surprise concert tickets. Yeah, the whole twentysomething-burnout premise is a little played out at this point, but a few of the episodes are pretty funny, and because they're so short, it's easy to get hooked. New episodes will be posted every Wednesday through mid-June. To see one of the episodes, in which Mike tears his apartment apart looking for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants video he rented, read more