I don’t know about you, but when it comes to this time of the year, I’m always stuck in doors, looking for something to watch. Whether it is to pass the evenings, block out the silence as I study, or to have something to listen to on the bus, I’m always on the hunt for good videos on YouTube that can keep me going for long periods of times.
A Musical Affair
The first series I recommend comes from the Tin Can Brothers, a brother channel to Team Starkid, famous for their A Very Potter Musical success. The Tin Can Brothers. If you’re a fan of musicals, and a fan of comedy, then this is the sort of series for you! With some catchy and often hilarious tunes to keep the shows surprisingly heartfelt plot going, I recommend this show to help you wind down. The show stars the super-talented Curt Mega, Joey Richter and Mary-Kate Wiles.
There’s a Roll for That
Next series I recommend is particularly close to my heart, and I’m sure I’ve recommended it before. If you haven’t heard about Critical Role by now, then I urge you to turn on an episode. It is a great to listen to on the bus, while you’re studying, or if you just need some fantasy-madness to settle down. Lead by a group of “nerdy-ass voice actors” including Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegl, Talesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson and Travis Willingham. The show will make you laugh, cry and keep you hooked to the very end! The main campaign story recently came to an end, bringing in over one hundred exciting episodes.
Welcome to the G Club
If you enjoy the Game Grumps, then you’ll adore the their podcast, The G Club. Here, various members of the Game Grumps pick a topic and then discuss it for the next hour or so. It is a great show to have on in the background, much like Critical Role. It’ll keep you entertained, while also giving some interesting info and insight on certain topics! They mostly focus on game-related material, but they touch on movies and tv shows too!
Yesterday I Asked You
My final binge-worthy recommendation is that of Jacksfilm’s YIAY series. Jack became famous on YouTube for his cringey commercial parodies, leading on to his successful YGS series. Then followed YIAY, a daily-turned weekly show in which Jack brings in viewer comments to answer certain questions or challenges he poses to them. Approaching four-hundred videos, spanning almost three years, this is a great show to binge once again if you’re looking to wind down, need a little pick-me-up or are just plain-old bored.