These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Animation Age Ghetto: Completely and thankfully averted. Most of the TGWTG staff openly admits to going to see animated movies and thinks of animation as every bit as equal to live-action film-making.
Arc Fatigue: The Psychotic Love Triangle between Chick, Todd and Lupa went on for a long time, finally getting resolved in To Boldly Flee. By the end, RL!Todd, Lindsay and Alison had all expressed wishes for it to be over, feeling like it had strayed into creepy territory instead of just Black Comedy.
Archive Binge: Each critic has multiple hours of content, not including crossovers. Then you get to their cameos, other critic's works, vlogs, the anniversaries... if you're trying to catch up, you have our condolences. The only plus side is that you can generally hop around if you get bored of one critic.
Base Breaker: JesuOtaku, to the point where her main and YMMV pages on the site have had to be locked after she requested that her page be deleted, and The Secret Treehouse has put a ban on any more fics featuring her in any way, shape or form.
The Nostalgia Critic sings a hilarious rendition of "Sweet Transvestite" while the Nostalgia Chick randomly plays the accordion in the background.—->Nostalgia Critic: (Singing) I'm just a cheap toxic-ite from Transsexual... (Looks over at the Nostalgia Chick in confusion)
Nostalgia Chick: "Did that make any sense?"
Nostalgia Critic: "No."
Nostalgia Chick: "Are you ever going to mention it again?"
The Björk Show. There's a genie, and jump cut teleportation, and a rotting bologna sandwich?
Broken Base: Do you love the lack of fourth wall, with them reading fanfic (often calling it hot), giving fanservice based on Fetish Fuel pages and seeing constantly what people write about them on this very site, or are you freaked out by it?
There are people who think Spoony being out of TGWTG is bad, some who think it's a good thing and some who don't care either way. And we'll just leave it at that.
Man of Steel divided the team heavily- Hope, Doug, Rob and Matthew mentioned that they hated it, whilst Joe, E Rod and Bennett liked it. Hope's hatred was so intense, Bennett asked if she was just transferring her hatred of Sucker Punch.
Some fans are annoyed at the sheer number of critics who review movies or anime, saying that TGWTG should hire critics who review books or television. Others argue that each critic brings funny enough jokes/ a different enough opinion to make it work.
"Spooning With Spoony". Which was tame compared to "Spooning with Spoony 2".
The Solid Snake Video Game Confessions may just be the best example. A five-year-old Snake witnessing his parents' murder as he hides under a box: horrifying. The killer proceeding to do a tap dance on their bodies, put on a puppet show, and so on: bloody hilarious.
LordKaT. Oh God, his non Until We Win stuff is some of the most foul and hilarious stuff out there.
8-Bit Mickey, thanks to his appearance in the Brawl.
Bhargav Dronamraju as Ma-Ti, who first appeared as a cutaway joke in the Critic's review of Captain Planet, and has since become a recurring character in his videos, and elsewhere.
Fan Dumb: The sheer amount of morons on tgwtg.com's forums is enough to make you cry for humanity (the comments on the videos themselves are even worse).
Doug's facebook is worse still. Cruel, entitled and sometimes even psychotic ("I want to make a sofa out of your skin" is one of the nicer threats), it's not helped by Doug's unwillingness to ever call them out on anything.
A startling number of them don't seem to get that these people are all friends and "___! You're so much better than ___, they suck donkey balls!" is not the compliment they think it is.
A lot of people still don't seem to get that the character is not really the actor, even though characters like Spoony, Critic, Chick and Todd would have been in jail, in mental homes or at least have a few restraining orders by now.
Already, criticism is being levied at the upcoming Fourth Year Anniversary special, before the trailer has even been released. Why? Because Doug sent out a call for paid artists to do CGI shots of spaceships for the special; and since Doug and many other people on the site have said the phrase "The CGI in this movie sucks" in a review, they are clearly all hypocrites who will underpay any artist they hire.
The levels of macho insecurity thrown at Doug and Rob just for sitting on the same bed is so offensive it's hilarious. One wonders what these people thought when they saw Rob filming Doug in the shower for the second DVD.
Insisting on keeping ad-blockers to the detriment of the producers, even after it's explained to them how advertisements are where the producers get their revenue.
Around To Boldly Flee time, a lot of producers were showing off their dramatic chops by doing emotional episodes, mostly centered around how their characters feel pathetic for doing their job. While most appreciated the lean towards drama, by the time it was Sage's turn comments along the exact lines of "your purpose in life is to review stuff for us" started popping up.
Fanfic Fuel: In the To Boldly Flee Making Of extra, everyone talked about what they would like the next anniversary to be. While most people wanted the usual, like a musical or a murder mystery, Doug was surprisingly morbid and said he had an idea for the TGWTG universe to really be[[hell. But as there's no budget for that kind of story, the fanfic writers took it and ran with it.
Fan Hater: There's a whole subsection of the fanbase who seem to watch the shows just so they can rant about how crap they are. No such forum shall be vindicated by being named here, but they are numerous.
Foe Yay: More than oft, a crossover will feature the reviewers at severe odds with each other, all the while snarking it up through horrible movies together.
Hate Dumb: And how! Part of it would create lies to try and make TGWTG look like the worst thing on the internet. Some of the most prominent critics of the site seem to be bitter that their content was passed over.
The Nostalgia Critic's Douchey McNitpick character has a lot of this mixed in with the Fan Dumb as well, attacking people for imagined or ridiculous reasons.
Ho Yay: So often it needs its own ever-growing page here.
Hypocritical Fandom: There's an irritating tendency amongst mostly female fans to call the first "Spooning With Spoony" sick and twisted, but love the following episodes for their Ho Yay and shirtless guys.
Film Brain has commented on the paradox of the fans wanting more original material, but never supporting it.
JesuOtaku is treated like a sexist for calling Korra some nasty words, while Doug and Rob act exactly the same against the character but never get called out on it.
They complain about adverts and even DVD features are uploaded on youtube, but when Doug does daily vlogs because he's hurting for a money, he's “a cash-grabbing whore”.
Internet Backdraft: A joke by Linkara in the Superman IV: The Quest for Peace review with the Nostalgia Critic got him a lot of heat because he simply mentioned Israel. This led to tons of hatemail accusing him of supporting/hating Israel. He addressed this in the commentary for the video, in which he reminded the readers that he never said anything about Israel except that they probably wouldn't be happy about a guy stealing their nukes, where the film shows everyone on earth unanimously cheering that Superman is going to take away everyone's nukes.
Memetic Sex God: The majority of them, to the point where Doug has joked that to get on the site you need to be great at blowjobs.
Misblamed: Aside from Scarlett, Holly Brown and especially Lupa being treated like scapegoats for the situation (until Spoony himselfstated that she did notget him fired), Doug also got a fair amount of abuse for Spoony being let go. This is despite the fact that he has nothing to do with the management of the site (that's all Holly, Rob and Mike, he's just another entertainer) and was actually on his honeymoon when the shit went down.
The Scrappy: Various personalities have received quite a bit of scorn from the fanbase for various reasons.
The Last Angry Geek is often accused of ripping off Linkara, even though he's been reviewing comics for the site longer in text format.
LordKat managed to avoid any major criticism until he admitted to using emulators and save states when recording game footage. The fans that criticize him tend to forget that Until We Win is supposed to be a guide to beating a game and is more meant for how the viewers are supposed to play than LordKat himself.
The Distressed Watcher gets this from those that don't like his tendency to attempt to cross the line as many times as possible. Indeed, there was an unsuccessful petition to have him removed from the site. According to Film Brain, he's a bit of a loner compared to the otherwise tight-knit and friendly TGWTG reviewers, and rarely talks to them. He admits that once Mike Ellis left the site's management team it became apparent that he'd been DW's only real supporter on the site.
They Copied It, So It Sucks: Sage drew quite a few negative comments for his new "Comic Conventions" feature for being in more or less a copy of Atop the Fourth Wall (futon and all) despite Linkara having suggested it to him.
The Woobie: Melvin, Brother of The Joker. Unlike Doug's other woobie characters though, he wasn't OTT enough to be funny as well.
Lori Prince. Straight Man, older than Doug's other characters, tormented by the Joker and can do a wonderful pouty face.
Here, LordKaT talks about how his experiences on the live stream have really made him feel depressed. Y'just wanna hug him.