Ever wonder what dorm life is really like? The webisode series “Dorm-Life” will tell you everything you need to know.
In 2007, seven students from UCLA joined forces to show the world what college is like in the 21st century. Similar to “The Office”, “Dorm-Life” is a mockumentary. The series tells the the story of six college students living in the fictional 5-South Residence Hall. Characters are based on the stereotypical college student: the class clown, the naive freshman, the over-enthusiastic RA, and the sorority girl. Each episode is a short and sweet seven minutes of sometimes scripted, sometimes improvised hilarity.
“The humor is mostly our seven minds going at it. With all these different kinds within our one writing group, we try to make everyone laugh. I think that’s where a lot of our comedy comes from: making us all laugh as opposed to just one mind,” said Mark Iverson, a fourth-year film and television student and cocreator and codirector of the show.
The first season premiered in February 2008. Episode topics range from game night and Halloween parties to studying for finals.
“It’s your first year living in the dorms as freshmen. You’re in this new living space where you have to meet people in your room and people next door. Whether or not they’re going to be your friends for life or not, you learn so much living on your own and being away from home,” said Iverson.
The second season is expected to premier sometime in the fall. You can watch the first season at dorm-life.com