Web Video / Todd in the Shadows

"I don't make these videos because I hate pop music, I do it because I LOVE pop music."

Todd Nathanson is a former YouTube-based reviewer, now featured on Channel Awesome, who focuses his snarking on pop music. Combines legitimate complaints with humorous observations and Shout Outs. Also, he always obscures his face in his videos.

A frequent "Special Guest" on Pushing Up Roses' "Let's Play Shorties". Todd normally appears on Roses' Let's Plays of Edutainment PC games from the early 90s. He also has frequent cameo roles in The Nostalgia Chick's videos, which he often also helps write. Apart from his normal Todd's Pop Song Reviews series, he also does a show called One Hit Wonderland, where he looks at One-Hit Wonder artists' careers, their one hit song and analyzes whether or not they had more musical talent than their one hit would imply, and had another show, Cinemadonna, which he acknowledges is his version of Disneycember where he covered the entire filmography of Madonna.

His old videos can be found on his YouTube account here, while his Channel Awesome output can be found here.note  They even have transcripts! His Twitter account can be found here. There is also a FAQ, detailing Todd's opinions on artists, songs and other stuff and a Facebook page.

All tropes regarding Todd himself go to the character sheet.

Tropes invoked by Todd in the Shadows in his reviews: