History YMMV / DemoReel

24th Sep '17 5:06:09 PM nombretomado
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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the pretty or Doug acting shamelessly bi, stay for the angsty acting from him and everyone else, as well as earnest [[RealitySubtext earned]] social commentary.
17th Sep '17 5:26:04 PM emeriin
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** Walter is hot for a blonde Rebecca who ties him up and tortures him.



** Coupled with HesJustHiding, people like to think Rebecca is making films in California and that she at least is okay.

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** Coupled with HesJustHiding, people like to think Rebecca is making films in California and that she at least is okay. Jossed in the Resident Evil Demo, where they're all together still making films, but evil.
20th Aug '17 12:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' meets ''Film/BeKindRewind''
18th Aug '17 4:58:09 PM DrPsyche
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* BrokenBase:
** The announcement of ''Demo Reel'' and the end of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' broke the base between fans who did and did not want him to move on. Once the show started airing, the base broke further between people who thought the show was underwhelming, a bit of a train wreck and people who thought that it was well written, had smart commentary with Hollywood/social justice matters and wanted it to continue. Lastly the return of the old show and the end of ''Demo Reel'' has fans divided several ways in several combinations: ecstatic for the end of ''Demo Reel'', ecstatic for the return of the Critic, and sad to see ''Demo Reel'' end. It then goes into worry over why Doug made this choice, as some are still unsure how sincere the events depicted are. Some say for money, some say a decline in viewership, while some believe Doug is being sincere in that it was reignited passion.

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* BrokenBase:
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BrokenBase: The announcement of ''Demo Reel'' and the end of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' broke the base between fans who did and did not want him to move on. on.
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Once the show started airing, the base broke further between people who thought the show was underwhelming, a bit of a train wreck and people who thought that it was well written, had smart commentary with Hollywood/social justice matters and wanted it to continue. continue.
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Lastly the return of the old show and the end of ''Demo Reel'' has fans divided several ways in several combinations: ecstatic for the end of ''Demo Reel'', ecstatic for the return of the Critic, and sad to see ''Demo Reel'' end. It then goes into worry over why Doug made this choice, as some are still unsure how sincere the events depicted are. Some say for money, some say a decline in viewership, while some believe Doug is being sincere in that it was reignited passion.
18th Aug '17 4:55:24 PM DrPsyche
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* BrokenBase: Still in its early stages but whether or not ending the show was a good idea is already a fairly big debate on the forums.
** This show broke bases even beyond that. The announcement of ''Demo Reel'' and the end of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' broke the base between fans who did and did not want him to move on. Once the show started airing, the base broke further between people who thought the show was underwhelming, a bit of a train wreck and people who thought that it was well written, had smart commentary with Hollywood/social justice matters and wanted it to continue. Lastly the return of the old show and the end of ''Demo Reel'' has fans divided several ways in several combinations: ecstatic for the end of ''Demo Reel'', ecstatic for the return of the Critic, and sad to see ''Demo Reel'' end. It then goes into worry over why Doug made this choice, as some are still unsure how sincere the events depicted are. Some say for money, some say a decline in viewership, while some believe Doug is being sincere in that it was reignited passion.

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* BrokenBase: Still in its early stages but whether or not ending the show was a good idea is already a fairly big debate on the forums.
BrokenBase:
** This show broke bases even beyond that. The announcement of ''Demo Reel'' and the end of ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' broke the base between fans who did and did not want him to move on. Once the show started airing, the base broke further between people who thought the show was underwhelming, a bit of a train wreck and people who thought that it was well written, had smart commentary with Hollywood/social justice matters and wanted it to continue. Lastly the return of the old show and the end of ''Demo Reel'' has fans divided several ways in several combinations: ecstatic for the end of ''Demo Reel'', ecstatic for the return of the Critic, and sad to see ''Demo Reel'' end. It then goes into worry over why Doug made this choice, as some are still unsure how sincere the events depicted are. Some say for money, some say a decline in viewership, while some believe Doug is being sincere in that it was reignited passion.
23rd Jul '17 5:41:09 PM nombretomado
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** Posthumously, Donnie's mom (based off Elizabeth Hartman, who really did commit suicide the same way and for the same reasons). Her husband left her and her child, she was struggling to make ends meet, her star was fading because Hollywood is awful to aging actress, and if Donnie's remembering right, she kept on a smile [[DrivenToSuicide until she couldn't anymore]].

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** Posthumously, Donnie's mom (based off Elizabeth Hartman, who really did commit suicide the same way and for the same reasons). Her husband left her and her child, she was struggling to make ends meet, her star was fading because Hollywood is awful to aging actress, and if Donnie's remembering right, she kept on a smile [[DrivenToSuicide until she couldn't anymore]].anymore]].
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' meets ''Film/BeKindRewind''
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3rd Jul '17 8:42:04 AM emeriin
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* RewatchBonus: While the pilot is still the least liked, when you rewatch you can pick up on Rebecca bristling when she's treated like she's stupid, and Donnie's nervousness regarding his marriage.

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* RewatchBonus: While the pilot is still the least liked, when you rewatch you can pick up on Rebecca bristling when she's treated like she's stupid, and Donnie's nervousness regarding his marriage. There's also his gender feels, counting himself as a sister but slightly embarassed about wearing make up, and how much everyone drinks.
19th Jun '17 10:25:24 AM Piterpicher
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** The ''{{Transformers}}'' episode on the DVD is pretty clunky when it comes to talking about (white male) privilege, but works for three reasons. 1) The intersectionality. Donnie is bisexual and depressed for good reason, but still eventually realizes that he has advantages of being a white guy. 2) It sets up the CentralTheme of just how badly minorities are screwed over by Hollywood. 3) The movie parody. If you're going to talk about privilege then MichaelBay is the perfect target to satirize.

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** The ''{{Transformers}}'' episode on the DVD is pretty clunky when it comes to talking about (white male) privilege, but works for three reasons. 1) The intersectionality. Donnie is bisexual and depressed for good reason, but still eventually realizes that he has advantages of being a white guy. 2) It sets up the CentralTheme of just how badly minorities are screwed over by Hollywood. 3) The movie parody. If you're going to talk about privilege then MichaelBay Creator/MichaelBay is the perfect target to satirize.
18th Jun '17 11:36:37 PM erforce
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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 ''Film/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.

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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 ''Film/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'' ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' commentary that he'd tried to write Rachel in Critic as mean and brainless as possible.



* HesJustHiding: Given the MindScrew cameo of Karl and Quinn in Critic's ''Film/TheWickerMan'' review, and a TwoFaced Tacoma in a Hyper Fangirl vlog, fans are vainly hoping that Rebecca and Donnie are around somewhere too. Preferably not miserable like Karl/Quinn or mutilated like Tacoma.

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* HesJustHiding: Given the MindScrew cameo of Karl and Quinn in Critic's ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'' review, and a TwoFaced Tacoma in a Hyper Fangirl vlog, fans are vainly hoping that Rebecca and Donnie are around somewhere too. Preferably not miserable like Karl/Quinn or mutilated like Tacoma.
27th May '17 11:02:53 AM nombretomado
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** Both Donnie and Rebecca are rape victims (Donnie from an incident he connects to ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy A Girl With The Dragon Tattoo]]'', and Rebecca from her uncle and being made to do porn), but more focus is given to how they deal with it; Donnie by being shamelessly slutty and Rebecca going angry feminist who refuses to do {{fanservice}} not on her own terms. Survivors who had to find their own ways of taking control of sexuality again appreciated it.

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** Both Donnie and Rebecca are rape victims (Donnie from an incident he connects to ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy A Girl With The Dragon Tattoo]]'', and Rebecca from her uncle and being made to do porn), but more focus is given to how they deal with it; Donnie by being shamelessly slutty and Rebecca going angry feminist who refuses to do {{fanservice}} not on her own terms. Survivors who had to find their own ways of taking control of sexuality again appreciated it.
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