A Show About Something
Erokan and Coleman create web series that applies
Seinfeld's style to relationships.
D'Arcy Erokan and Jason Carden.
Enemies,” a web series by the duo and supporting cast known as Frowned
Upon, is like a darker version of “Seinfeld” (not dirtier like “Curb
Your Enthusiasm”) that flips the conceit of that classic show on its
head by making its hero, D’Arcy Erokan, the one who’s dimmer than all
the rest of the supporting cast (unlike the way Jerry would seem to
almost see everything coming based on what the others would do).
Erokan is supported by Jason Carden as her boyfriend and Lauren Zinn as
her sister, as co-leads in the series, created, written and produced by
Devon Coleman, with whom she has worked onstage in the past (see
Kicking off the first of the three episodes up so far, Erokan and set
the tone with a very Seinfeld-esque phone call in which Erokan is hiding
under a desk because she doesn’t want to talk to a “wheelchair person,”
and tells of her plans to try out for an all-female improv group called
“Clitoris Leachman” -- a random pop culture reference worked into the
plot in, again, Seinfeld-esque fashion.
Erokan also inhabits the George Costanza-like actions in this show,
becoming obsessed with getting a dollar from taking a supermarket’s
survey, then getting mad when told she hasn’t given the right answers to
get the dollar.
In the following episodes, we see the “Three Percent Enemies” world
built a little more, with Zinn not wanting to be the focus of her own
30th birthday party; and another featuring Erokan and Carden in a
couple’s argument about who should sleep on which side of the bed and
who should keep watch after they get the jitters from watching a scary
The slogan of “Three Percent Enemies” is “Because every couple hates
each other at least a little bit,” and its players put just enough
sunnyness into their characters to modulate the bitterness contained in
their plots and dialogue and make the series all the more novel and
funny as a result.
Click here for "Three Percent Enemies" trailer.