History YMMV / DemoReel

8th Aug '16 8:54:18 AM emeriin
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** In an interview before it ended, Doug was saying that he wanted Lindsay and Lewis to appear in season two in main roles and not as Chick or Linkara. The former would have fixed the problem of Rebecca being the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only main woman]].
2nd Aug '16 1:31:10 PM emeriin
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** On the other side, Donnie in the forest was indeed part fanservice, but a YouBastard kind as the BigBad wants footage of him starving to death and he nearly kills himself out of depression for his dead mother. Cue fangirls focusing on the pretty and not listening to anything he said.
27th Jul '16 3:30:36 AM emeriin
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* {{Fanon}}: As we'll never get an answer and he goes straight to flirting with everyone anyway, it's accepted Donnie ruined his already rocky marriage by having an affair. Whether it was man or woman is still up for debate though.

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As we'll never get an answer and he goes straight to flirting with everyone anyway, it's accepted Donnie ruined his already rocky marriage by having an affair. Whether it was man or woman is still up for debate though.though.
** Coupled with HesJustHiding, people like to think Rebecca is making films in California and that she at least is okay.
17th Jul '16 2:03:15 PM emeriin
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* CatharsisFactor: Donnie telling off the family who kept him hostage for taking something awful and turning it into their lives, attacking the AccentuateTheNegative ideal in nerd culture as well.
10th Jul '16 11:09:24 AM emeriin
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** Donnie being an {{expy}} of Jake Lloyd (and how badly he got treated) gets worse after the man was diagnosed with schizophrenia [[http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jake-lloyd-actor-who-played-young-darth-vader-suffering-schizophrenia-1554527 and had to be transferred from jail to a mental facility]].
9th Jun '16 12:19:19 PM emeriin
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know full well you wanted to see that Carmen Sandiego movie Rebecca and Tacoma were {{squee}}ing about doing.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You know full well you wanted to see that Carmen Sandiego movie Rebecca and Tacoma were {{squee}}ing about doing. Even Critic admits it sounds cool.
27th May '16 9:18:14 PM rjd1922
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** 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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** 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 ''Demo Reel'' has fans divided several ways in several combinations: ecstatic for the end of Demo Reel, ''Demo Reel'', ecstatic for the return of the Critic, and sad to see Demo Reel ''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.



** At Shadocon 2012, Doug said the focus of 2013 will be Demo Reel and putting all of his focus into it. The harshness speaks for itself.

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** At Shadocon 2012, Doug said the focus of 2013 will be Demo Reel ''Demo Reel'' and putting all of his focus into it. The harshness speaks for itself.



** 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.
** 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.

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** The ''WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/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.
** Doug said in the “Dark Knight Returns” [[note]]yes it's a Critic/Geek crossover, they ended up talking about Demo Reel ''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.
27th May '16 9:13:04 PM rjd1922
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** This show broke bases even beyond that. The announcement of Demo Reel and the end of The Nostalgia Critic 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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** This show broke bases even beyond that. The announcement of Demo Reel ''Demo Reel'' and the end of The Nostalgia Critic ''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.



** 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.

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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'' ''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.



* ToughActToFollow: Many people had reacted negatively to the show because it followed The Nostalgia Critic, but as the show went on people warmed up to it, leaving many disappointed when the events of "The Review Must Go On" unfolded.

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* ToughActToFollow: Many people had reacted negatively to the show because it followed The ''The Nostalgia Critic, Critic'', but as the show went on people warmed up to it, leaving many disappointed when the events of "The Review Must Go On" unfolded.



** What comes around, goes around- some fans hate the new Critic episodes ''just because'' they're not this show (alongside other things like Critic being even more of a whiny douchebag who picks on actors and actresses, even though the whole point of Demo Reel was to make him understand the pains of being an actor).

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** What comes around, goes around- some fans hate the new Critic episodes ''just because'' they're not this show (alongside other things like Critic being even more of a whiny douchebag who picks on actors and actresses, even though the whole point of Demo Reel ''Demo Reel'' was to make him understand the pains of being an actor).
7th May '16 8:23:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SelectiveSquick: The show was everything that the fangirls and LGBT fans had ever asked for, leaving the straight male demographic out in the cold.
** The amount of ShipTease and sex in the show was treated like a bad thing after Doug felt like he had to torch the show. Suggestions that parody!Donnie and parody!Tacoma have gay scenes are reacted to with [[UnfortunateImplications disgust]] and both their Snob and ''Film/PearlHarbor''-review rips have a history of doing porn.
30th Apr '16 12:26:53 PM perrotta
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** Those who were curious about the show after watching them in reboot usually have this reaction to Rachel as Rebecca and Malcolm as Tacoma, having plenty of scenes to show off their dramatic skills.
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