TGWTG "Nostalgia Critic" / Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Mike Michaud, Mike Ellis, Holly Christine Brown, et al - The Incompetent Predator-Protecting Upper Management of Channel Awesome, Doug Still Not That Funny

iafiv

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Silvio Berlusconi is the only right comparison.
Context matters.A highly divisive leader takes over during a time of increasing fiscal uncertainty in a country divided on racial lines.That fits waaaay to close to home for the US.The US at this point is like a bigger Yugoslavia circa 1989.And honestly americans and yugoslavs share some similarities.They like guns,highly individualistic with a strong sense of mistrust of central authority,a strong religious component but not absurdly pious(pre-marital sex is the norm).It may be weird to say it but serbs and midwestern americans are closer in personality than most americans might like to admit.Sure most americans may not like it especially considering what happened in the 1990's but your average former yugoslav is close in personality to your average american.Whether the US can avoid what happened to Yugoslavia it ultimately depends on the people.But from a culture POV americans and the peoples of former Yugoslavia are kind of the same.They're certainly a lot closer in style than americans and belgians.
 

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Its actually kind of sad that americans know so few other bad leaders outside of Hitler.The list of bad presidents/prime ministers is very long.If anything Milosevic seems closer to Trump.
None of these Hitler obsessed twitter criers heard of Nicolae Ceaușescu and it shows.
Blame the public school system if you want, blame “history is written by the winners”, blame history being taught through an American lens, but stuff like Pol Pot is probably something you only learn about if you seek it out.
 

That Damned Tiger

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Its actually kind of sad that americans know so few other bad leaders outside of Hitler.The list of bad presidents/prime ministers is very long.If anything Milosevic seems closer to Trump.

I personally would have gone with Stalin, if only because of the extreme mood whiplash and turning on those he deems no longer useful in terms of furthering his agenda.
 

Commander X

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This is a real Nostalgia Critic thumbnail and not one of the many parodies I've seen, unbelievable.
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Strange Wilderness

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I wonder if the channel awesome team realise how far they've fallen from when they were popular? Do they even enjoy their jobs anymore?
I'd wager half of them realize they've hit rock bottom and they're trapped doing this for as long as they can milk it. Doug is definitely one of them, he's doing his videos based on what will maximize his YouTube views rather than any passionate love of critiquing bad movies. He's gotten lazier in every aspect of his bargain-bin level productions just because he doesn't care anymore. He'd rather be doing anything else but since his endeavors to break into Hollywood fell apart like a Chinese motorcycle, he's stuck being the Nostalgia Critic for as long as he can make money from it.
 

Random Internet Person

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I'd wager half of them realize they've hit rock bottom and they're trapped doing this for as long as they can milk it. Doug is definitely one of them, he's doing his videos based on what will maximize his YouTube views rather than any passionate love of critiquing bad movies. He's gotten lazier in every aspect of his bargain-bin level productions just because he doesn't care anymore. He'd rather be doing anything else but since his endeavors to break into Hollywood fell apart like a Chinese motorcycle, he's stuck being the Nostalgia Critic for as long as he can make money from it.
Honestly, where Doug is now is a worse fate than what any #CTC crusader could come up with.
 

Icarus B. Nezzer

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I'd wager half of them realize they've hit rock bottom and they're trapped doing this for as long as they can milk it. Doug is definitely one of them, he's doing his videos based on what will maximize his YouTube views rather than any passionate love of critiquing bad movies. He's gotten lazier in every aspect of his bargain-bin level productions just because he doesn't care anymore. He'd rather be doing anything else but since his endeavors to break into Hollywood fell apart like a Chinese motorcycle, he's stuck being the Nostalgia Critic for as long as he can make money from it.

Currently, Doug's releasing a series called "Dark Toons," where he watches nightmarish episodes of children's cartoons and analyzes them off-the-cuff. From what little I've seen, it's clear he has way more fun with these side projects than he does the Nostalgia Critic. It's definitely less work and only exists for more clickbait, but there's still a real sense of passion in it. I pray for the day Channel Awesome can make something more popular than NC so they finally have a business-related excuse to kill him off.
 

CWCissey

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Currently, Doug's releasing a series called "Dark Toons," where he watches nightmarish episodes of children's cartoons and analyzes them off-the-cuff. From what little I've seen, it's clear he has way more fun with these side projects than he does the Nostalgia Critic. It's definitely less work and only exists for more clickbait, but there's still a real sense of passion in it. I pray for the day Channel Awesome can make something more popular than NC so they finally have a business-related excuse to kill him off.

Watch him fuck up by trying to do The Animals Of Farthing Wood.
 

Mysterious Girlfriend X

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Currently, Doug's releasing a series called "Dark Toons," where he watches nightmarish episodes of children's cartoons and analyzes them off-the-cuff. From what little I've seen, it's clear he has way more fun with these side projects than he does the Nostalgia Critic. It's definitely less work and only exists for more clickbait, but there's still a real sense of passion in it. I pray for the day Channel Awesome can make something more popular than NC so they finally have a business-related excuse to kill him off.

He doesn't even really need to kill off the Nostalgia Critic, he just needs into what made him enjoy doing it in the first place. The idea that he's run out of corny shit from his childhood to review is downright laughable. Even if he limited himself to what was produced in English-speaking countries from the 80s and 90s, he's still got a basically limitless supply of fodder to work with. Outside of that, he'd also be much better off dipping into media from the 70s, because as far as the NC goes, he clearly doesn't care about anything released from the 2000s onward.

He's survived that CTC scandal bullshit well enough, if he just went back to basics and focused on what makes him nostalgic, he could easily find himself in the happy position people like James Rolfe and Brad Jones are in.

Watch him fuck up by trying to do The Animals Of Farthing Wood.

If he recorded the first-time reactions of himself and his staff to some of the things in that show (especially the pheasant couple), he could make an entertaining video out of it.
 

Mr. ShadowCreek

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Currently, Doug's releasing a series called "Dark Toons," where he watches nightmarish episodes of children's cartoons and analyzes them off-the-cuff. From what little I've seen, it's clear he has way more fun with these side projects than he does the Nostalgia Critic. It's definitely less work and only exists for more clickbait, but there's still a real sense of passion in it. I pray for the day Channel Awesome can make something more popular than NC so they finally have a business-related excuse to kill him off.

I personally like his Dark Toons videos at the moment. It's kind of entertaining to see him analyze these cartoons. It's clear he puts more passion in these videos alone than he does NC. Maybe need needs to take a small break from it. Let the series rest for a few months, get some new ideas, let the fans miss it and be hyped for it to come back.
 

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