Respected television veteran Jane Espenson and Internet-savvy newcomer Brad Bell have created one of the most successful web series to date with Husbands. The show chronicles the trials and tribulations of a gay newlywed couple: Cheeks (Bell), an actor, and Brady (Sean Hemeon), a professional baseball player.
Their marriage begins after a crazy night in Vegas, and after they decide to stay together, the two of them weather the storm of being the first high-profile gay couple in athletics. Much of the material centered around gay characters on network television is muzzled—sure, we love Cam and Mitchell on Modern Family, but how often do you see them talk about sex?
Though Husbands is doing important work, the creators never lose touch of story, offering consistently hilarious and well-plotted tales while blazing digital and social trails.