Episode 1: Waking Nightmare

Day 5: Episode 1: Waking Nightmare

After an extended drug bender, addict Jake ventures out into the quiet streets to discover he's actually missed a terrifying global phenomenon.

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  • dolluxans FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    This is amazing, goddamn you Roosterteeth for this but it worked (allowing the first ep for all viewers), I want to get my first membership now

  • Andrew_Tonon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    7DTD Spawn Sound guys for intro Anyone?

  • Ogotu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I have to say, watching this at 6:20 am because of insomnia really makes me feel for the whole not sleeping thing :0

  • MarvinJason FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Absolutely amazing. Love the premise, love the cinematography and the acting. You guys did an extraordinary job here !!!

  • user-573142ebb0489 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Darkjunior

    3 months ago

    Finally getting around to watching this

    No regrets so far

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I love this show, but I think it might be too hard to watch

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    This show is so stressful

  • JnAkers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    "Jake..." "...from State Farm".

  • DAE97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold President of the Moon

    4 months ago

    This show brings up a question I have had for a long time that I think about occasionally. "What would happen if everybody in the world disappeared/died all at the same time? "  I often wonder if that situation did happen how much technology that is automated would continue to work and for how long. Traffic lights should continue to work since a many work off solar power. Cell phones should continue at least a for a little while. I don't know about power plants. Especially nuclear power plants, would they just power down or would there be a nuclear meltdown? Cars would veer off the road but what about planes? What about satellites? And the last example situation: what would zoo animals do if their food suddenly stopped coming? 

    • CoreyRo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BBQ Badass

      4 months ago

      Well, I mean... planes would fall out of the sky, theres that whole gravity thing that tends to pull things towards earth. Satellites are in decaying orbits regardless so their shelf life shouldn't be affected more than usual. And the animals would die. Come on. "what would zoo animals do if their food suddenly stopped coming?" They'd get really hungry then die. Use your noggin. 

    • ata6296 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I think you would really like the show "life after people", it is a history channel show and in each episode it talks about how one aspect of life (our pets, buildings, art, technology) would either deteriorate or prosper with out mankinds intervention. though I don't know where you could watch it 9probably on the history channel website.

  • DanielAusti1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    essentially had to get first membership for this show. Holy shit, this is excellent!

  • veetee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    when can we get subtitles? :(

  • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    welp, here I go... down the rabbit hole of binge watching day 5 *shrugs*

  • windrunner007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I really appreciated the time jump between Jake meeting the kid and the last of their housemates taking off (not a big spoiler but still) - a lot of post-apoc stuff insists on showing the most boring shit and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for not doing that.


    And the scene where Ellis is describing the death wave(significantly bigger spoiler)... holy shit. I was enjoying it before but that's the moment I got hooked.

  • dotZeke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Very cool! I sort of expected something different, having not read up much on the series. I was thinking, "Oh here's RT's take on zombies or some shit," and dismissed it. I think the concept is very original comparatively, and as well executed as I've come to expect from RT. Looking forward to the rest!

  • DarrenRaymon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Violence, Sex, Swearing AND Nudity! Once again RT coming up with a great combination. I have loved the journey with you guys so far and with this it is only getting better. So why the hell did it take me sooo long to watch this?!

  • mellimusic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Caffeinated

    5 months ago

  • mellimusic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Caffeinated

    5 months ago

    Holy budget, Batman.

  • PanicAisu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Strat King

    6 months ago

    not that im complaining.... but i was not expectiong nudity

  • CodenameJulia

    6 months ago

    Rewatching this episode of this freaking astounding show. Once again, all my thoughts halt at "HOW THE HELL DID THEY MANAGE TO SHUT DOWN I-35?!"

    I have been baffled for weeks now.

    • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

      4 months ago

      They didn't, there is a function where they take a series of pictures and remove the inconsistent things to make it look empty 

  • GodlyDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold GodlyDuck

    6 months ago

    This is sooo damn good

  • hasharahha

    6 months ago

    good to know I would still be alive in my area.... I go to sleep around 10 am lol..... yay......... also the guys that practice to beat the record for staying up the longest...... will last many days xD even without stimulants :p

  • CrazySinjab FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    amazing but the kid cursing every couple of minutes irritated me

  • Calmwaters FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Wow...just...Wow. Excellent work

  • Froswald FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    lazer team was a big milestone for RT but this seems like their big name hit


    also reminds me vaguely of Cell by Stephen King, loved that book

    • NerdLefty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Its got some striking resemblances to Cell, without seeming to be a copycat. I've also got to say that both this and Cell have an untapped, unique, and fascinating take on the apocalypse: eliminate 99.9% of everyone in the blink of an eye. It leaves the world an untouched sandbox for those who remain to 'play' in (in a narrative sense), as opposed to zombies, plagues, or nuclear war based stories where most everything of value has been consumed or destroyed by the whole population by the time the story starts. I think I like this type better...

  • Alluring

    7 months ago

    Who knew RT was such a fan of stimulants.. Lmao!

    • BasicShapeRobot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BasicShapeRobot

      6 months ago

      Considering the amount of crunch that goes into each project like RvB or RWBY, I think we're getting a sneak peek into what keeps the animation and machinimation teams going.

  • Alluring

    7 months ago

    Been watching RoosterTeeth since the 1st days of RvB.. Goddamn was the opining to this a big surprise for me.. There videos have reached a level of maturety I never thought we would see from them.. Cant wait to watch the whole series now!

  • RedCaesar97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I would be dead within a day. I like sleep too much.

  • BluCabbage

    7 months ago

    so uh yeah those breasteses were a surprise

    • La_FixxxeR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Seriosuly! Lol.

  • kevinythepanini FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinyThePanini

    7 months ago

    God this video player sucks. I can't watch anything without having to buffer every 5 seconds. Is there an alternative to watching RT videos?

    • RedCaesar97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Have you tried lowering the resolution? Click the HD button and select a lower resolution. (I play it at 480p because my laptop cannot handle anything higher.)

    • kevinythepanini FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinyThePanini

      7 months ago

      @RedCaesar97 I've tried. Normally I don't like to watch stuff any lower than 720p but it wouldn't load 480p properly. I also have a GTX 770 so watching HD videos shouldn't be a problem either.

    • Dwags FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Get better internet?

    • RieruM FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      @Dwags except this same episode plays perfectly fine on YouTube, but can't play for dung here. He's right, the video player on this site is awful.

    • skenneytct FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Its a problem with your internet. Not your graphics card.

    • kevinythepanini FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinyThePanini

      7 months ago

      @skenneytct It shouldn't be. I can watch 4k perfectly fine on YouTube but when it comes to videos on here, it's barely pushing 720p. I got 50Mbps down.

    • skenneytct FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      It runs perfectly fine for me. I can run it in full HD with zero buffering issues. I have a MSI GTX 970 so idk it could be your graphics card doesnt run well with the site. Do you have any other issues with the site?

    • kevinythepanini FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinyThePanini

      7 months ago

      skenneytct I think it has to do with where I live + the video player. I live in Guam which is near Japan/Philippines/Australia and also because the JWplayer can't buffer more than 10 seconds ahead of time.

    • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

      7 months ago

      In my experience, the quality has been dependent on hardware instead of my bandwidth. My old gaming rig could play HD just fine in Chrome, but when I "upgraded" to an entry-level laptop with an APU, it lagged on Chrome and I had to use Edge. After that computer broke, I started using an older workstation with an i5, which can play HD videos in Chrome just fine.

  • TheRancidGrapes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Is there a way to watch this without the black bars if you have a 21:9 Monitor?

    • user-5712454e16a73 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jordan Becker

      7 months ago

      Nope. I'm also experiencing this and I'm incredibly annoyed.

  • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    *Is about to go to sleep* Hey, I'd better watch this show *Doesn't want to sleep anymore*

  • XxconnorxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    had this on the baxk burner waiting for a few episode to come out and in some way im glad i did cause im hooked and now get go straight into the next episodes but also annoyed i didnt watcvh it earlier haha

    amazing first episode

  • CRYPTO18926 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Holy shit! I felt sleep deprived just watching this! You guys did an incredible job capturing the look and feel of this show. And you made the characters believible as well as relatable...Man do I wanna watch another episode right now, but I can't because it is almost dawn, and I'm trying to break my 6am bedtime habit. But rest assured. I will return, and I will catch every episode as they come out.


    Good job, Roosterteeth.

  • NextGenNathan

    7 months ago

    5 minutes in and I've already seen boobs, this is gonna be one hell of a ride.

    • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      That's a shot.

  • tomshepp16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    great show as always from rooster teeth :)

  • FuckBiscuits

    7 months ago

    Wow this was really good

  • DatJJKid

    7 months ago

    I love this show so much.

  • TristanCoe

    7 months ago

    Damn basic account, I need more of this but I'm poor :'( it's too good to not watch just one episode

    • Chris FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Do the free trial! If you get one now you'll be able to see all 6 of the main episodes before it runs out.

  • LuisAlmanza FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    This is fucking Fantastic. Honestly RoosterTeeth. Just.Too.Good.

  • KyofuGenso

    7 months ago

    this makes me wanna watch more of this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jeez...

    • MilesTheGreat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zinc Saucier

      7 months ago

      nice pro pic

  • Midknight19 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Intro reminds me of the Walking Dead and Dexter. Nice work guys!!

  • sunnshine

    7 months ago

    this is fucking amazing

  • 88Dubs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Fuck me... Hollywood should be ashamed of themselves. I just came here to get caught up on RvB and find out Roosterteeth is giving AMC a run for their god damned money. I feel like the tone shift is going to put me in shock when I go watch RWBY Chibi.

  • Alaculaar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Sam is a goddamn boss.

  • Wizard45

    7 months ago

    At first I thought that the nudity exclaimer was a joke and that it was going to be some girl just showing bra or it was going to be some person on a medical table, but first ten minutes in it was like WOAH not a joke.

    • GrimZero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Vore to the Core

      7 months ago

      At least it was put in with context and class and not the first fucking shot (i.e. Theater Mode E01: Thankskilling).

  • M4SH3R FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I was really putting this off to watch because life is always so occupying but I found some free time and I was incredibly surprised by how balanced the tension, humour, pacing and tone was kept together. Most blockbusters can't even do one of those right. My hats off to you rooster teeth. I shall spread the good word!

    • GrimZero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Vore to the Core

      7 months ago

      The reason blockbuster titles are failing at all that is because they're more focused on making money rather than making good films. That same problem has found it's way into the gaming industry over the passed decade (i.e. EA; Activision; Ubisoft) It's about the product, guys... THE PRODUCT!!!

    • Wired_J FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mr. Random Access Memori

      7 months ago

      Come on. This is from the guys who made RvB into a company! I don't think they'd sign off on anything less than what we've gotten from RvB, especially having to deal with the limitations of live action. Scripts gotta be dope.

  • zeShotGuntux FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold W. Minor

    7 months ago

    pro: 15 screenshots
    Con: Paranoia, Fear and Regret
    Outcome: Worth it like Room In Rome

  • AusKarMa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    because everybody knows you got to a kids park to smoke meth

  • Sbdruitt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Really well made, from all aspects :)

  • genstupidity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i like junkie johnny depp hes my favorite character