+ video game references.
Jared is a major nerd who has just began working in a game shop...his life's dream. It follows his time working with his best friend/roommate, Dom, and his badass boss, Josh.
This series provides examples of:
- Anti-Villain: Josh, to an extent.
- Author Appeal: The show creators are obviously huge fans of Scrubs.
- Badass: Josh.
- The Danza: Josh, Jared & Dom
- Expy: Jared, Dom & Josh are basically J.D., Turk & Dr Cox working at GameStop.
- Fake Cross Over: The time when Jared summarized at the beginning of "Life in a Game".
- Leitmotif: Whenever Josh does something badass/mean to Jared, the "Press Start" jingle from Guitar Hero plays.
- The Stinger: The very last scene of the show is Chad the Gramer applying for the now vacant job at the game store.
- Take That: To the fandom constantly pestering Jared for a second season - The DVD release of the series (Packaged with ScrewAttack's Too Hot For The Internet DVD) features the "first episode" of Season 2, following Jared as manager of his own store! It's roughly 3 minutes of Jared sat at a computer doing admin work, before he gets up and leaves. The credits then play, ending with "And that's the end of Nametags... Forever."