I got really excited for Gumbel a few months ago. It’s a Channel 101 web show about a washed-up soccer player looking for a girlfriend — but it’s turning into a Lynchian-Kaufmanian fantasy. And the Channel 101 audience keeps asking for more.
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 co-founder and Community showrunner, says a good show can switch genres and keep its fans. Gumbel is genre-hopping in ways even Community couldn’t.
All six episodes so far: