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By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / July 17, 2011

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Here’s a small sampling of the many Web series you can find online.

WAINY DAYS Comedy

Comedian David Wain brings us and his sweatshop co-workers into his woeful love life, with star cameos from the likes of Jonah Hill, Megan Mullally, and Paul Rudd. A funny sitcom-ette. www.wainydays.com

THE GUILD Dramedy

The lives and times of an ensemble of multiplayer gamers and their avatars. Created by Felicia Day, who stars as Cyd Sherman, the series is built on the interplay of an ensemble of geeks. www.watchtheguild.com

GIGI: ALMOST AMERICAN Comedy

A lovable, unlucky foreigner wants to blend in. With lots of slapstick and crude humor, Josh Gad stars in this sendup of the American Dream. www.mydamnchannel.com

YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP Comedy

The unraveling of a man, disguised as a tutorial on Photoshop. Expert Donnie Hoyle vents his anger and self-loathing through his manipulation of computer imagery. www.mydamnchannel.com

BEFORE JUDGMENT AND AFTER JUDGMENT

Sci-fi

These companion series deliver a puzzle of urban paranoia. Some sort of apocalyptic event has changed the nature of time, and that’s all I know. www.afterjudgment.com

GEMINI RISING Rock mockumentary

Cringe-filled faux documentary footage of a cosmic 1970s rock band. This series wouldn’t exist without “This Is Spinal Tap.’’ www.geminirising.tv

DOWNSIZED Drama

New Yorkers in their 30s facing diminishing returns. It’s touching, as lonely people reach out, but it’s also darkly funny, as a woman is fired by a man wearing a hand puppet. www.downsizedthewebseries.com

DATING IN THE MIDDLE AGES Musical comedy

A romance writer is newly single after 15 years. Her dating life is nothing to write home about, but it is something to put on the screen and laugh at. www.datinginthemiddleages.com

WITH THE ANGELS Comedy with melodrama

A watchful Christian teen from Arkansas moves to sinful Venice Beach. Will she be corrupted? www.youtube.com/user/withtheangels

RED VS. BLUE Comic sci-fi

This long-running goof on video gaming is presented in “machinima’’ style, which borrows imagery from real game footage. www.youtube.com/show/redvsblue