We’ll be the first to admit that a YouTube series all about stories written by kids sounds both lame and ridiculous. Who would want to watch that? If the first episode, “Scary Smash,” is any indicator, the answer is everyone.
Surprisingly awesome and hilarious, Written by a Kid features a child telling a story to two adults (writing and creative team Will Bowles and Josh Flaum). The kid’s story is portrayed on-screen as he or she tells it through part animation and part live action. Airing exclusively on the YouTube channel Geek and Sundry, which was founded by Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, Eureka, The Guild), Written by a Kid’s episode “Scary Smash” was shown last week at San Diego Comic-Con to roaring applause. Of course, having Avengers director and all around geek god Joss Whedon star in your first episode doesn’t hurt either. The series officially debuted on July 18 on YouTube and new episodes will be posted on Wednesdays.
Despite our initial skepticism, it turns out that with a perfect mix of fun, humor, and adorable childishness, Written by a Kid is good (and interesting) for all ages. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out”Scary Smash” after the jump.