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you kind of have to admire someone who puts so much effort to bring an episode every week that's SO mediocre
I won't mix words here, I absolutely hate this series The premise alone is incredibly stupid. He's supposed to be some personification of fanboy-rage? well, the thing about that is FANBOYS RAGE OVER THE DUMBEST SHIT

before him, I didn't EVER want to use adblocker, now it's the only way I can stomach through his videos. I just can't seem to do anything but cringe at the thought of him somehow gaining revenue from me watching the nicest possible way I can describe his series would be if they made a Linkara clone, took out the acting, video making, and comedic skills, and told him to try and be the Nostalgia Critic

but that doesn't even get to the worst parts of his show his characters getting past the character of E Rod, this supposed hero who wields a hammer where the joke is that it's Mjolnir? and apparently he's a small-name internet personality who thinks he's the sexiest beast alive and thinks that he's somehow accomplishing something by destroying DVD boxes at the end of his reviews. Even the AVGN doesn't do that for like every video

then we have his characters. some cartoon piss-ant who needs a serious erasing, a fedora wearing jackass who seems like the sole joke is that he does a voice for him, a nerd-stereotype that needs a SERIOUS kick to the balls, and the most annoying is this hispanic-american stereotype who basically has all the ego of E Rod and almost nothing else

other than that you have some side-characters that I honestly don't care about because whoever writes this shit doesn't know the first thing about writing characters that you can care about

then comes the absolute biggest offender of the series. the plots so far, from what I can tell he has two major plots the second one (I'll get to the first in a bit) is that he was captured into the shadow-realm or some shit and was tortured, so his characters took over his show (oh FUCKING joy)

the first, and the absolute worst, is that he has a villain of the week giving him a new video to review and keeping him from destroying the case. I don't know how many, but he just repeats this plot again and again the only other thing of note is that he tried setting himself up as Linkara's rival . . . he is NOTHING compared to Linkara

if you don't mind a series that involves repeating the same story over and over, watch I'd rather not waste my time
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ERod's review show is entertaining enough in its own right with the exception of one detail that makes me really cringe while watching them. The premise is that he was given these weapons from "the fans of cinema" to "bust" movies he hates, which in itself isn't a bad concept, but in the videos they come off as contrived. I think the Nostalgia Critic reviews really spoiled me, as I think Doug has the best comedic acting out of any of the additional series' in Channel Awesome, but I see many of the same jokes being reused in the Blockbuster Buster, and he doesn't act as well. It doesn't look like he really means what he's saying, it looks like he's imitating a joke he saw earlier and is then praising himself in his head about how much of a great joke he just cracked.

He always destroys a movie at the end of his review, but... he only destroys the cover of the video/DVD he watched it on, and it's just one copy of every DVD of that movie in print, and after a while it gets very tiresome to see. If he hates those movies that much, why doesn't he actually do something more effective like write to the companies who made them? Oh right! Because he's just playing a ficticious character on a comedic review show with a limited budget! See the issue?

While this review only covers the issues I have with the series, I overall am entertained by them. They have enough material to keep me watching, so it's just a pretty good review show.
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