After watching all of the shows that piqued my interest on Netflix and Hulu, I started watching an obscene amount of YouTube. I love being recommended random videos on YouTube's homepage and love it even more when these random videos lead me to discovering new channels. Some of the channels I'm subscribed to I only watch from time to time, others I binge all available content I possibly can. These are the channels I'm obsessed with right now:
I discovered Emmy this past December when she made a video about blending Little Debbies into a dip, The content was ridiculous enough to get me to click, and Emmy's bubbly and charming personality got me to binge all of her content. I was delighted to find a ton of other wacky recipes along with more serious recipes, taste tests, kitchen gadget reviews and more. The whole Emmymade channel is super wholesome and has so many different types of videos to enjoy. I follow a couple of other food-related channels, but Emmy's is by far the best.
When the Among Us craze started, I watched a lot of gameplay videos and even spent a whole 5 dollars on the game. The game was way too stressful for me, but I still liked to watch other people play. The main person I watched was 5up, and he's the only one I still watch. He's so good at Among Us, it's ridiculous. I love watching his big brain plays and rooting for him to defeat all of the crew mates. 5up uploads nearly everyday and I get so excited to watch his most recent upload every night while I eat dinner.
I saw a viral video from Swell Entertainment in the fall and rediscovered the channel a few months ago. I'm a big fan of commentary channels, but most of them end up covering the same topics, and it gets old. I still end up watching them, but still, I would like some fresh and different content. Amanda from Swell Entertainment covers unique topics, and despite insisting she's not a journalist, I think she's a great investigative journalist. Most YouTubers seem to regurgitate the same information, but Amanda gets involved with things to get a fresh take. I don't know of any other commentators who actually went to TanaCon or who managed to be in the audience of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. I really love Amanda's "I Tried It So You Don't Have To" series and highly recommend it to anyone who's seen weird product ads or just wants to laugh.
If you like watching commentary on movies, TV, music and more, you need to check out Nick DiRamio's channel. Nick plays clips from both new and nostalgic content while making funny remarks and actual, thoughtful production notes about the questionable content. He has a background in film, so he knows what he's talking about and notices things that most people normally wouldn't. Yes, we can all see when a movie or video is bad, but Nick tells us what the actual issue is and advice on how it could've been done better. Nick has a super bubbly personality and is very witty, so even if media critiques seem like they might be boring, his definitely are not. Nick is so incredibly hilarious and charming that I watch his videos on topics I don't even care about.
I've been playing The Sims for a very long time and love the game. I don't play all that often, but I do watch a good amount of Sims videos and follow a few Sims YouTubers. Plumbella is by far my favorite Sims personality. Jesse has been playing the Sims for even longer than I have and has a strong passion for the franchise. She also has a strong (and slightly chaotic) personality that makes her videos very entertaining. When new Sims content comes out, there are tons of videos from every Simmer reviewing it, but I put more emphasis on Jesse's reviews and comments than anyone else's. She's super honest and upfront on what she's excited about and things she doesn't like. I agree with most of her opinions and appreciate that she also loves the old games and knows the lore.