10 YouTube Channels We Geek On Over The Weekend
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Youtube has become an outlet for talent we wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Luckily, an array of talented souls have found their way to the internet, and even if they don’t have a contract or haven’t found their “big break” yet, they’re just setting up their phones on a tripod and teaching us things to entertain us. . They are hilarious, smart and informative. They are the next generation of artists and their success is measured in likes.
I’m talking about YouTubers, of course, and those are the ones we hang out with on the weekends.
Münecat is Georgie Taylor, a dogged music producer and YouTuber who researches a topic and chooses to clean the bones until nothing is left. She goes to the core and gives viewers everything. It’s refreshing to have such a vigilant report from a reporter who literally has no patience for the garbage the corporations get away with.
And what do you get at the end of a brutal ass kick and elite name grab? You get a rap, produced by Georgie. It’s a mocking summary of everything she just talked about, in song form. We feature in Exhibits A, B, and C: “The Trouble with Tony Robbins (Deep-Dive),” “LuLaRoe: The REAL Untold Story (Anti-MLM),” and “Arbonne is a Cult.”
Fish Jelly are “gay gay guys Nick and Joseph,” who “give their opinions on upcoming theatrical releases and select Blu-ray restores. Their videos look at cinema from a queer and racially aware perspective. Go ahead, let them spoil movies for you. It is really worth it.
Nick is film critic Nicholas Bell. Her husband, Joseph Robinson, brings the light, and Nick brings the heavy. Fans are thrilled to see Joseph get his name wrong and are generally clueless as Nick makes funny faces at the camera. Where Joseph is sassy, Nick is serious. A browse through their video library will surely reveal something you’ve seen before and enjoy hearing. And their reviews are insightful, perhaps drawing attention to an aspect that may not have occurred to you, and sometimes inspiring a review of your favorite film.
Bailey Sarian started out doing makeup tutorials, but then decided to mix it up with one of her favorite genres: true crime. The result is an incredibly entertaining and informative channel detailing the depravity we read about in the news every day. But Bailey’s chain is much more than that. his series, dark historydives deep into the people, industries, topics, and trends that have informed our opinions, convinced us to buy things we don’t need, and opened our minds to concepts we may have thought previously be unacceptable.
Highlights include “The DuPont Chemical Scandal” and “Heroin, Cigarettes, and Tapeworms: The Dark History of Diet Culture.”
If you’re going anywhere near the Bailey Sarian Canal this weekend, bring a snack and settle in because you won’t be able to tear yourself away. 6.37 million subscribers can’t be wrong.
Ryan Hollinger doesn’t just criticize movies, he brings a specific concept to each of his topics and explains how a particular movie moved him. Focused in the horror film genre, Ryan offers a unique point of view and dives deep to bring you his unique perspective on cinema.
We recommend “Why Hereditary Broke Me”, “Is Halloween 3 really that bad?” and “The Saddest British Film You’ve Ever Seen”.
Go to the Rough Trade channel and make sure autoplay is turned on, as it’s one of the best ways to discover music on the internet. “Independent purveyors of great music, since 1976”, Rough Trade Records is an independent record label in London. In their series, Rough Trade Sessions, the channel features their clients’ performances, filmed in their own studio. You’ll see intimate, high-quality videos from the bands you love, like Warpaint and Gilla Band, or maybe you’ll be drawn to something new.
What’s new and different? Check it out on the Sub Pop channel. Sub Pop is the premier source for shoegaze, and much of the music you hear is played on Seattle’s public radio station KEXP. This is where you can check out J. Mascis and Kim Gordon’s latest collab, or a throwback to some vintage Mudhoney, or get up to speed with Metz’s latest album. The channel’s claim to fame is “We’re not the best, but we’re pretty good”. And they are damn good.
Jackson Galaxy is the star of the reality TV show My Cat From Hell, where he strives to help cat owners understand their pets and how to manage them as they begin to take control of the home and make life hell. Jackson’s YouTube channel is a little more palatable, in that you don’t have to hold your nose while sitting through all the different scenarios with different cat owners and trying to relate it to your own situation. It’s a place where you can browse and find the specific video that applies to your cat and its behavior, and get burning questions answered in 5-15 minutes.
One Mike is a great place to go if you’re trying to piece together the meaning of the latest episode of your favorite TV series. Mike brings context to the story that you may not have noticed – it’s like sitting down and discussing the show with your best friend from college who reads more than you do. We consider his series on station eleven to be an absolute companion and guide to the show. You may also enjoy his thoughts on yellow jackets and You better call Saul.
Country life vlog
Beautiful landscapes and very detailed instructions on how to do the things you want to do on the weekend exist on YouTube Country Life Vlog. Things like hanging out in a European countryside with chickens and cows or cooking outside over an open flame. The videos on this channel have no dialogue – everything is visual, and what visuals they are.
Highlights include: “King Chicken Pilaf, Easy Dinner Idea”, “Make Fresh Strawberry Jam and Cake in the Village”, and “Make a Decorative Wooden Well and Cook Steaks on a Grill in stone”.
If you’re like us, you like someone with authority dissecting and analyzing your favorite movies with a yellow eye. This is the kind of entertainment you will get from Du Cinema. Do you like the cynicism of a picky critic? Open your mind to the director and self-proclaimed cinematographer, Eloi.
We particularly enjoyed “Oddly Familiar Places in Movies Explained,” “Robert Pattinson’s Underrated Masterpiece: Good Time,” and “The Batman ‘Good Time’ easter egg.”