The Official Unofficial That Guy with the Glasses Thread.:

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17426 Talden13th Oct 2012 04:04:40 AM from my chair.
Second from the left.
(Late to the party, as always...)

As far as underrated reviewers go, I have a soft spot for That Sci-fi Guy. Produces very little, and the reviews aren't hilarious as others might be, but I always look forward for a new video. I don't know, the way he analyze things appeals to me, switching from fan rage to insightful informations to honest opinion. It's just a very good mix. I don't care for his brew reviews, however.

Also, Nash is always great. The lives shows are delightful, and his Doctor Who reviews are absolutely hilarious. He's becoming one of my favorite more and more every time.

And Oancitizen... is he even underrated at this point? He's incredible! Maybe just the subject matter isn't selling as well as nostalgia, and he gets less views? We'll have to wait a little for new reviews, since he's studying right now, but every new thing from him is a delight to me. waii

A liveblog? In my sig'? That's more likely than you think.
Uncle George
People say Oancitizen is unpopular, but what I gather is that he gets pretty decent number of views, and on the site, at least a few pages of comments on every video. He also went from starting his show to being picked up on TGWTG in eight months, which is pretty impressive. and throughout this time, there's been very little change in formula, except that his new reviews are less negative.

[ed.] Also, using Tumblr as a barometer, Kyle has a good number of dedicated fans.

edited 13th Oct '12 5:00:59 AM by JethroQWalrustitty

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17428 Filby13th Oct 2012 05:22:06 AM from Western Massachusetts
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I consider Kyle to be on about the same "tier" as Todd, Phelous, and Lupa—high on the "B list", very nearly "A list".

And I know we have debates on it all the time, but I consider the "A list" to be Doug, Lindsay, Lewis, Brad, formerly Spoony, and maybe Joe (mostly by virtue of running Blistered Thumbs).

"Low B list" ("B- list?") would be Rollo T, Y Ruler of Time, Hagan, Welshy, Sad Panda, Rap Critic, Sci-Fi Guy.

"C list" would be like Blockbuster Buster, Psychotaku, Sean Fausz, Leon Thomas. Not bad, just low visibility.

It's all very imprecise. And probably mostly my own perception rather than actual views.

edited 13th Oct '12 5:28:29 AM by Filby

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Uncle George
That list seems pretty legit. It would help if there were numbers to quantify this, but blip doesn't show viewcounts, and counting ratings/votes, and comments would be a bit laborious.

[ed.] oh by the way, speaking of Leon Thomas, I interviewed him

edited 13th Oct '12 6:11:08 AM by JethroQWalrustitty

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17430 Filby13th Oct 2012 07:12:20 AM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
Leon seems pretty good. I have to admit, I'm a little put off by the brusque attitude he gives off in his videos (I was actually kind of insulted by his Minecraft review), but he really knows his shit when it comes to film knowledge.

edited 13th Oct '12 7:13:03 AM by Filby

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17431 Maridee13th Oct 2012 07:30:12 AM from the suburban jungle , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I watched Oancitizen pretty regularly until I started getting grossed out by the movies he reviews.

same reason I don't watch Cinema Snob, really.
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17432 0dd113th Oct 2012 07:49:41 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]His later reviews don't have as many movies with that kind of content.

Sean Fausz is still on the site?
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17433 Filby13th Oct 2012 08:23:14 AM from Western Massachusetts
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[up]Officially, yes, but he hasn't put out any videos since January.
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17434 MousaThe1413th Oct 2012 08:35:05 AM from Northern Virginia , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I've tried giving the famed Cinema Snob a chance but he's just not for me, I am not knowledgeable enough in cinema or stuff before my birth to be able to decipher even a quarter of his reference-ese making his stuff impenetrable for me. It's like I'm hearing words that are in plain English but wihout context they equate to gibberish.
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17435 Fawriel13th Oct 2012 08:47:49 AM from the bottom of my heart , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
Pretty much, yeah.
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17436 Filby13th Oct 2012 08:54:16 AM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
I just plain don't like the Cinema Snob, but I love everything else Brad does. Eighties Dan is one of my favorite things on the site.

edited 13th Oct '12 8:54:42 AM by Filby

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Mashup time! Doug just posted this on his Facebook page. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ufQMQ17sE
17438 emeriin13th Oct 2012 09:31:42 AM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Even speaking as a big pony fan, that was far awesomer than it had any right to be.
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17439 johnnyfog13th Oct 2012 12:19:14 PM from the Zocalo , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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So this happened.

If no iPhone videos surface of JesuOtaku dancing Gangnam style in a pirate outfit, it'll be a tragedy for mankind.

edited 13th Oct '12 1:59:57 PM by johnnyfog

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17440 0dd113th Oct 2012 02:27:10 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I've tried giving the famed Cinema Snob a chance but he's just not for me, I am not knowledgeable enough in cinema or stuff before my birth to be able to decipher even a quarter of his reference-ese making his stuff impenetrable for me. It's like I'm hearing words that are in plain English but wihout context they equate to gibberish.
From what I gather, most people from the era this stuff is from wouldn't get it either. According to (I think this is where I heard it) Spoony's TBF commentary, Brad likes to reference stuff that he knows only a tiny few will get, because (paraphrased) "even though not everyone will get it, the right people will."

Personally, I'm just not that interested in the films he reviews as the Cinema Snob (though the few CS vids I've seen were alright). I do love DVD-R Hell, though, for all the weird and obscure crap that digs up (I especially love the "Rock: It's Your Decision" review), and I've been meaning to check out Brad's other videos for a while.
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Cinema Snob is one of my absolute favourites, because he tries so hard to be unflappable and cultured, but just can't in the face of all the schlock he has to watch. [lol]
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17442 emeriin13th Oct 2012 02:37:50 PM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
I love the joke in Tromeo and Juliet where Snob says he can't enjoy a movie (R+C Are Dead, I think) because Ebert gave it zero stars, and Kyle just whimpers. [lol]
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Hmm... then would "Middle B List" Be producers like Sage or JO?
I think the references is part of why I love the Snob. If it's an obscure reference I actually get it just makes it better.
17445 Filby13th Oct 2012 06:44:52 PM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
[up][up]I... guess. I hadn't really thought it through that far. I guess I'd restate it like so:

Tier 1: Doug, Lindsay, Lewis, Brad, Joe, (Spoony), (AVGN)

Tier 2: Todd, Kyle, Lupa, Phelous, Film Brain, Team Four Star*

Tier 3: Benzaie, Sage, JO, Nash, JewWario, Paw, MarzGurl, 8-Bit Mickey, Ed Glaser, Suede, (Goggles)

Tier 4: Rollo T, Y, Hagan, Welshy, Sad Panda, Rap Critic, Sci-Fi Guy, Roses

Tier 5: Everyone else

And once again, I reiterate that this is based solely on my own perceptions, not actual numbers.

edited 13th Oct '12 6:47:48 PM by Filby

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17446 0dd113th Oct 2012 06:56:02 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]Do TFS even post their collective productions (like DB Abridged) on TGWTG anymore?
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[up] They haven't in ages. Lani and Masako haven't made videos in a long time either.
17448 0dd113th Oct 2012 07:23:24 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I remember them posting up DB Abridged up to about episode 10 and then pretty much abruptly stopping...at this point, they're pretty much contributors In Name Only.
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17449 maxwellelvis14th Oct 2012 05:37:59 AM from undisclosed location , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
[up]I think it was just until Toei stopped flagging their videos on YouTube.
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
17450 Filby14th Oct 2012 05:50:20 AM from Western Massachusetts
Some Guy
I wasn't including just Channel Awesome in my list (hence Spoony and AVGN). Plus they may not contribute to TGWTG, but Little Kuriboh and Team Four Star are still part of the same "family" of content producers IMO.
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