Today I'm going to introduce you to the YouTube series that I watch. A lot of these series have some educational value, particularly for--you guessed it--writers! Some are just fun. Most are both. So here they are!
Honest Trailers by Screen Junkies
Most of my favorite YouTube series are about movie storytelling, which works well because they teach me writing skills through pop culture humor. Screen Junkies is one YouTube channel that does this. My favorite series by them is their Honest Trailers, where they take movies suggested by viewers that have come out on DVD already and create trailers that more "honestly" reflect said movies. They make some good points. Below is one of my favorites, the Thor Honest Trailer.
How It Should Have Ended and SuperCafe by HISHEdotcom
Another set of movie-critiquing videos comes from How It Should Have Ended, who not only animate logical alternate endings but other questionable moments from big films. I also love their SuperCafe videos, where superheroes (mostly Superman and Batman) sit in a cafe discussing pop culture things. Below is a favorite HISHE video, "How Inception Should Have Ended", and a favorite SuperCafe video, "Who's a Hero."
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved by Pemberley Digital
Pemberley Digital began as a side channel for the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, an Emmy award-winning YouTube vlog adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice. After the success of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the channel continued with more Jane Austen adaptations. At the moment, they're doing a vlog-like documentary adaptation of Emma called Emma Approved. The first Emma Approved video is below. To see The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, go to the linked channel.
Movie Sins by CinemaSins
CinemaSins is another channel dedicated to pointing out movie inaccuracies, and it's probably the most detailed and intense of the ones I've listed here. Here's one of my favorite videos by them, "Everything Wrong With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 4 Minutes or Less."
Teens React and Elders React by TheFineBros
In the React series by TheFineBros, various people watch various YouTube videos and react to them in real time. The four groups they've got reacting so far are Kids, Teens, Elders, and YouTubers. My favorites are Teens and Elders. Below is one of my favorite videos, "Elders React to Ylvis - The Fox."
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