Web Video: The Nostalgia Critic

aka: Nostalgia Critic
He remembers it so you don't have to.
You better be grateful.

"Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to."
The Nostalgia Critic

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 celebrity.

The Nostalgia Critic is a cynical critic who, in the original run, reviewed movies and TV shows from The '80s, Nineties 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...

...that was, 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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Nostalgia Critic