History YMMV / DemoReel

21st Dec '15 4:17:59 PM perrotta
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Removing entirely. It's not Creator Worship to just really enjoy a show, and the cast always appreciate people liking it.
* VocalMinority: Even thought this show had very little positive feedback, the [[CreatorWorship small percentage]] who did enjoy it did their absolute best to make their voices heard. It still didn't prove enough to make it last very long.
21st Dec '15 4:14:02 PM Arcolops
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* VocalMinority: Never mind the people who really liked it, even the people who had criticism for certain things (like Collins having confusing motivation, the RealitySubtext being overwhelming, being lazy with Quinn etc.) were angry at the much louder comments demanding Critic's return, bemoaning Doug "betraying his gender by writing sensitive crap", sending death threats to “feminazi” Rebecca, calling Donnie a “pathetic fag” for having issues in the woods, or wanting Tacoma to just “shut up and eat watermelon”.
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* VocalMinority: Never mind Even thought this show had very little positive feedback, the people [[CreatorWorship small percentage]] who really liked it, even the people who had criticism for certain things (like Collins having confusing motivation, the RealitySubtext being overwhelming, being lazy with Quinn etc.) were angry at the much louder comments demanding Critic's return, bemoaning Doug "betraying his gender by writing sensitive crap", sending death threats did enjoy it did their absolute best to “feminazi” Rebecca, calling Donnie a “pathetic fag” for having issues in the woods, or wanting Tacoma make their voices heard. It still didn't prove enough to just “shut up and eat watermelon”.make it last very long.
21st Dec '15 11:24:00 AM emeriin
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* TrueArtIsAngsty: It was not exactly a happy show even before the SuddenDownerEnding, [[http://ladyowlett.tumblr.com/post/93135346950/watch-demo-reel-they-said-it-will-be-fun-they but the willingness to go for drama instead of jokes is why its fans love it so much]]. When asked in Midwest Media Expo 2015 what their most emotionally draining role was, Doug, Rob and Malcolm all picked scenes from this series [[note]]Doug-breakdown in the forest about Donnie's mom, Rob-having to say goodbye in The Review Must Go On, Malcolm-crying in the Blue Patches sequel[[/note]].
19th Nov '15 11:35:37 AM emeriin
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** Rebecca's speech about how poorly actresses are treated (that was taken from Rachel's real life experiences in the acting/modeling industry) becomes much sadder later on in ''TheShining'' commentary, when Rachel stated that she'd partake in offensive sexism on the rebooted ''Nostalgia Critic'' as long as she got paid. She ended up leaving the site shortly after the commentary was posted.
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** Rebecca's speech about how poorly actresses are treated (that was taken from Rachel's real life experiences in the acting/modeling industry) becomes much sadder later on in ''TheShining'' commentary, when Rachel stated that she'd partake in offensive sexism on the rebooted ''Nostalgia Critic'' as long as she got paid. She ended up leaving the site shortly after the commentary was posted. Also her angst at being considered a BrainlessBeauty by everyone but the Demo Reel men. Doug says in ''Film/TheWickerMan'' commentary that he'd tried to write Rachel in Critic as mean and brainless as possible.
13th Nov '15 1:33:40 PM emeriin
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* {{Squick}}: Finding out (from the AT vlogs) that Bri was ''twelve'' in the “Blue Patches” episode makes her/the family's scenes with Donnie just that little bit nastier to many people.
12th Nov '15 9:07:37 AM emeriin
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* NarmCharm: The ''WreckItRalph'' speech would make you blind if you drank every time the word “friend” or “family” is mentioned, but Doug/Donnie completely sells it (even nearly crying), the music is awesome, and it's a stirring back-drop to Rebecca beating the turkey to death for making her guy sick.
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* NarmCharm: NarmCharm: ** The ''WreckItRalph'' speech would make you blind if you drank every time the word “friend” or “family” is mentioned, but Doug/Donnie completely sells it (even nearly crying), the music is awesome, and it's a stirring back-drop to Rebecca beating the turkey to death for making her guy sick.sick. ** Doug said in the “Dark Knight Returns” [[note]]yes it's a Critic/Geek crossover, they ended up talking about Demo Reel regardless[[/note]]commentary that he was really worried that an Arnold voice matched with a cloying child voice would ruin any emotion of the dead mom reveal, and was glad when people told him the bit of StylisticSuck kept it from being too overboard with sad.
10th Nov '15 4:35:28 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: There must have been better, more in-character insults for Critic to give Doug than calling him something used to demean gay guys. ** Fans and fellow reviewers alike expressed disapproval and disgust that the real life suicide of actress Elizabeth Hartman was used as a facet of Donnie's backstory to "teach the Critic a lesson."
19th Sep '15 1:22:15 PM daddycool1
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* AngstAversion: One reason why some don't give it a rewatching binge. Because at least with reviewers, the horrible stuff they go through is in part self-inflicted. Donnie, Tacoma and Rebecca were good people whose well-deserved EarnYourHappyEnding got crushed and never got any respect they craved or deserved. The overwhelming amount of RealitySubtext (Hoffman being based on a real woman who killed herself, how much of Doug gave of himself to create Donnie, Rachel suffering abuse in the industry like Rebecca did etc.) doesn't help in the slightest.
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* AngstAversion: One reason why some don't give it a rewatching binge. Because at least with reviewers, the horrible stuff they go through is in part self-inflicted. Donnie, Tacoma and Rebecca were good people whose well-deserved EarnYourHappyEnding got crushed and never got any respect they craved or deserved. The overwhelming amount of RealitySubtext (Hoffman being based on a real woman who killed herself, how much of Doug gave of himself to create Donnie, Rachel suffering abuse in the industry like Rebecca did etc.) doesn't help in the slightest.

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* AngstAversion: One reason why some don't give it a rewatching binge. Because at least FandomBerserkButton: Acting like the show is just disconnected parodies of movies, when there were actually characters with reviewers, {{story arc}}s spread over the horrible stuff they go through is in part self-inflicted. Donnie, Tacoma and Rebecca were good people whose well-deserved EarnYourHappyEnding got crushed and never got any respect they craved or deserved. The overwhelming amount of RealitySubtext (Hoffman being based on a real woman who killed herself, how series, plus the spoofing was given much of Doug gave of himself to create Donnie, Rachel suffering abuse in less focus after the industry like Rebecca did etc.) doesn't help in pilot, is a surefire way to piss the slightest.fans of it off.
7th Sep '15 11:58:59 AM emeriin
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* VindicatedByHistory: When it was first released, the reaction to the series was generally negative with many still wishing for the [[ToughActToFollow Critic to return]]. However, following it's cancellation and the critic's return, there are now a handful of people who consider this series TooGoodToLast, loving it's heavier focus on drama and social satire than pure comedy.
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* VindicatedByHistory: When it was first released, the reaction to the series was generally negative with many still wishing for the [[ToughActToFollow Critic to return]]. However, following it's cancellation and the critic's return, there are now a handful of people who consider this series TooGoodToLast, loving it's heavier focus on drama and social satire than pure comedy. Whenever someone says they love or miss it at cons, Doug and Rob's reaction is usually “where were you before?!”
4th Sep '15 12:22:48 PM emeriin
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** In a TGS interview, Doug squeed about the more he writes for these characters, the more he loves them. Not even a month later, he erased them all.
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