Saturday Selects #15: YouTube recommendations

Saturday Selects is a series of posts I write on the first Saturday of each month to discuss topics separate from the overall bookish theme of the blog. Today we’re talking YouTubers.

I love YouTube. I can easily spend a couple of hours on the site right before bed without realizing how much time has passed. Or during the day. Or any time. It’s addictive. Match that with a good channel and I’m hooked.

But I have a problem. I subscribe to exactly 15 channels and I think they’re all pretty great. But those 15 channels don’t give me enough videos to watch. Do I watch every video they release? No. But I watch most of them. AND I NEED MORE. And I’ll randomly find other videos that are decent, but I rarely come across a channel that I actually want to subscribe to. That’s what y’all are here for. Tell me about your favorite channels! Seriously. I honestly don’t care what kinds of channels you suggest, I just need to start from somewhere.

What are your favorite YouTube channels?


On this day in 2014 I published April Showers Bring More…Bloggers?.

 

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Selects #15: YouTube recommendations

  1. You would die with most of the Youtube channels I watch. Holistic health, natural nail care, ASMR French whisperer….. But you might get a kick out of Threadbanger. He taks DIY things from Pinterest and tries them out. With a mouth of a sailor, it’s kind of hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/user/ThreadBanger

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  2. I don’t really watch YouTube all that much, but one channel I like is Aarios Gaming (I may not be spelling that right, but close enough.) He is an all sports gaming channel that does highlight videos acting like he is a real commentator, and he is really good at it. I think he posts every day.

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  3. I’m not sure any of the channels I follow will be to your taste, but I personally adore:

    – CinemaSins: picks apart movies and calls out their plot holes/other ridiculousness
    – The React Channel/The Fine Bros
    – Top 10 Memes: a Swedish dude who comes up with really interesting fact lists. Most of the information is obscure, so it isn’t the same rehashed info you’ve already seen on the internet.
    – Markiplier, Rooster Teeth, Let’s Play, and OutsideXBox are my favorite video game channels.
    – How It Should Have Ended: funny animations about movies
    – Auralnauts: especially their Bane outtakes.
    – Bad Lip Reading: The Game of Thrones one still puts me in tears of laughter

    I also keep up with the Tiny Hamster meals, but I’m not sure the name of that channel.

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    • I’m subscribed to The Fine Bros main channel already. I think it’s the main one and I occasionally watch videos on of their others. And my brother actually told me to look up Markiplier. I think. Those others I’ll have to look up. Which I’ll do right now.

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  4. Sorry, Wordsmith. I’m rarely on YouTube and have no insights to offer.

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  5. This may not be your kind of thing, but I’m obsessed with literary adaptations on YouTube. Two in-progress web series that I’m currently enjoying a lot are the Misselthwaite Archives (the Secret Garden in modern Oregon) and the Writing Majors (more of a literature inspired series than an adaptation I guess–it’s Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen as college housemates). If you want to start with a completely finished series I highly recommend Nothing Much To Do. It’s an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing set in a New Zealand high school and it is absolutely wonderful.

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    • I’m not entirely sure what you’re describing. But I usually find any book-related channels to be very boring. I’ll have look these up to see if I find them interesting.

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