Viewers are cheering the premiere episode of the web series EastSiders.

EastSiders features Emmy-nominated Van Hansis (As the World Turns) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, Bear City).

The dark comedy takes a look at the lives of Cal (played by Kit Williamson) and Thom (Hansis), who live together in Silverlake, California.

In the premiere episode released Friday, Cal learns that Thom has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and that his best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is engaged to a man she does not want to marry.

Cal and Kathy commiserate on their relationships over drinks.

“If I give up on this relationship, Chick-Fil-A wins,” Cal tells Kathy.

“Yeah, but how can you possibly trust him again?”

“Maybe I can. Maybe that just has to be okay.”

“Wow,” Kathy responds. “Love is dead because you just killed it.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Response to the premiere episode on YouTube has been overwhelmingly positive.

“It's got a great style and look, but feels so real at the same time,” SnapeGirlUSA wrote. “Everyone is top-notch. Kit won me over with his teary eyes in the end. He's got a fan for life!”

“I can't wait to see the rest!” Orellefrance wrote.

Williamson, also the series' writer and director, said he created EastSiders because he was frustrated by the lack of flawed gay characters.

“I wanted to create gay characters with the same complexity and flaws straight characters are allotted,” he said. “The way gay couples are depicted is often frustrating to me. There's a huge spectrum of lifestyles and experiences within the gay community and I wanted to explore a kind of relationship that isn't often represented.”

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