Created by Mark Thimijan, Wasted Nights is a 10 episode web series that revolves around a group of characters who all hang out in the same bar. They experience dreams, hopes, failures, romance, comedy, drama, surrealism, realism, drunkenness, philosophy, heartache and achievement. Above all it’s a stylized look at a group of people who frequent the same bar and encompasses their immediate conversations and feelings. Music by John Freidel.
Episode 9 New Year’s Eve. It’s New Year’s Eve, Dylan and Laura are sitting around discussing the ball drop and how Dylan has never actually kissed anyone on this day, they both decide to do it at 11 o’clock and be New Yorkers. Pit is at the bar looking to get drunk, Mike asks him where Zach is, he explains he’s with Barbara which further encourages Mike to finally do DMT. Troy is standing by the women’s restroom thinking it’s a good spot to pick up girls, one approaches to enter the bathroom and Troy proposes that they make out at midnight, the girl says she’ll think about and enters the restroom. Amy and Mike are discussing how art, movies and music are dead or dying and how it’s the internets fault, nobody wants to pay for it, but they can’t decide what the next form of expression is going to be. Angela orders champagne from Shannon and asks her if she has any new years resolutions, Angela then says she doesn’t have any bad habits but admits to eating a piece of cheesecake eight years ago. Dylan approaches Jackson and asks him if he wants to join him and Laura, Jackson doesn’t want to be a third wheel, hanging out with a couple of New Years pretty much sucks, Jackson seems bummed but wishes Dylan all the best. Troy is by the restroom and the real midnight countdown is going on, he looks around for a girl to kiss but it’s too late, Amy walks by and he tries to get her attention, she hisses at him. He wishes her a Happy New Year anyway. Shannon has to kick out a drunk guy, Curtis notices and sits down, the two talk about the movie and seem happy being by each other, Shannon gives Curtis a free beer. It’s getting late and Laura wants a greasy breakfast, Dylan has to pay his tab while she takes a piss. She walks past Troy and he warns her that people are entering the bathroom but not coming out. Pit enters and tells Troy to get lost, he wishes Laura a happy new year then berates her because of Dylan, the two argue and Dylan enters to see what’s going on, Pit acts like he doesn’t know who he is and slams Dylan against the wall. Angela enters and tells them not to fight but Pit has already wound up, he accidentally punches Angela and she falls down. Mike enters and tells everyone to leave, he helps Angela up and she goes outside for air. Rock approaches Troy and invites him over for after hours, Troy, after learning that no women will be present rudely declines. The girl who went into the bathroom earlier finally reappears and realizes it’s safe to exit. Shannon asks Mike about Angela and decides to go check on her. Outside, Angela is smoking a cigarette, Shannon catches her in the act and Angela doesn’t know how to respond.