Web Video: The Nostalgia Critic
He remembers it so you don't have to.
You better be grateful.
The founding character of the That Guy with the Glasses
site and the one that, in conjunction with the Five Second Movies
, launched Doug Walker
's career as an Internet
The Nostalgia Critic is a cynical critic who, in the original run, reviewed movies and TV shows from The Eighties
and occasionally the early 2000s
, although in a few cases he reviewed films from later years than this, such as his reviews of The Room
(2003), Alone in the Dark (2005)
, and Ponyo
(2008). He has a bit of a temper problem, but is otherwise very sarcastic
After running for 222 episodes, Doug announced the Critic's retirement
in September 2012 (reflected in the ending of To Boldly Flee
and to a lesser extent, his Scooby-Doo
review, which was the precursor to To Boldly Flee
), so he could move on to other projects, the biggest being Demo Reel
. He would continue to make cameos in other people's works and was still referenced in other people's works, but he did not intend to return except on special occasions...
, until, on January 22, 2013, the Nostalgia Critic's return was announced, bringing the end of ''Demo Reel'' along with it.
Episodes resumed February 5, 2013, with reviews on a fortnightly basis, though now with editorials on the weeks inbetween, and no cutoff date aside from "not currently in theaters." The show also took on Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz, who played Tacoma Narrows and Rebecca Stoné on Demo Reel
, as co-stars. Rachel left the show, saying goodbye to the fans in the review of Face/Off
and was replaced with Tamara Chambers, who had previously appeared in the review of Catwoman
You can see his videos here
. A list of works reviewed is here
, and recaps
of his episodes are here
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