A trend in Web Original
series. The series is presented as a video blog
(vlog) by a fictional character existing within the series, or as the vlogs of several characters. A subtrope of Character Blog
The Vlog Series comes in two flavours: the more-or-less realistic variety, which is filmed using webcams and presented as entirely in-universe, as though it is really happening
; and the traditional camera variety, which alternates between webcams and more conventional TV camera styles.
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- Irish tv series Dan and Becs and its sequel series Sarah and Steve were both shot in the form of first person diaries, cutting between their different tellings of the same events. It's never quite made clear whether or not they post the diaries on-line.
- lonelygirl15, which popularised this style.
- LG 15 The Resistance, purportedly, although it makes frequent use of what appears to be traditional camera footage.
- The Church Of Blow.
- With The Angels.
- Internet Killed Television
- Much of The Lost Experience was presented this way.
- Maddison Atkins
- zeFrank did the show for a year, predating lonelygirl15 by about 3 months.
- I'm a Marvel... And I'm a DC has the sub-series "Goblin Blogging", which is presented as the Green Goblin's video blog.
- Marble Hornets, sort of. The idea of the series is that J is uploading footage from a bunch of tapes a friend gave him before disappearing, though eventually he starts shooting his own footage. Unlike other Vlog Series, he never actually talks to the camera - almost all exposition is done through white text on black background before and after the video.
- Tribe Twelve
- Everyman HYBRID
- Strange Aeons
- Transmissions from the Vacuum Consortium (usually).
- Bernie Su's stable of Jane Austen Setting Updates:
- The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, a Setting Update of Jane Eyre
- The Joker Blogs, though it moves into the other category as of Season 2.
- Nothing Much To Do, based on Much Ado About Nothing
- University Ever After, which puts Fairy Tale characters, Disney Princesses in particular, in college. While the first season falls firmly into this category, the second one shakes things up, and many episodes fit better in the second one.
- Filthy Frank
- Four Blokes Without Telly
- The Guild
- Furry Ackermonster's Vlogs on Transylvania Television's website.
- Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, mostly, but some parts are shot as in-universe blog. And the listeners turn out to include the Villain Protagonist's arch enemy Captain Hammer and the LAPD.
- Sofia's Diary.
- The Secret World of Sam King.
- LG 15 The Last
- Laci Green
- DownStairsGuys, which started out as more In-Universe, but drifted to Traditional Camera, almost to the point of seeming unrealistic in a few situations. Produced by Iron Sink Media.
- UpStairsGirls (See description for Down Stairs Guys).
- The Gay Comic Geek's, alternate YouTube channel, Gay Geeky Vlogs, where Paul Staffelbach answers questions from fans and discusses things unrelated to comics. The vlog series of his various Con trips are usually found here, as well.
- Tree Fog
- Demyx Time
- Tobuscus' Lazy Vlog series, which although not fictional, frequently addresses the audience as a character as well as a (presumably) fictitious assistant.
- The Otaku Ascended: Can be found here. They are a pair of nerds who watch anime and My Little Pony adaptations.
- Glove and Boots: Vlog series about two puppets who deal with various issues in pop culture, from Doctor Who to the Zombie Apocalypse.