A Web Original show where redhead Sursum Ursa (real name Jill Bearup)note waxes enthusiastic about books, TV shows and anything else that comes to mind, while the subtitles look on and snark.
Expect trope references and a lot of Sherlock.
You'll find all Stuff You Like episodes on her YouTube. The show is also featured on The Agony Booth here, Geekvision here, and she was on Chez Apocalypse until the sites temporary closure due to Blip's shutdown. She joined Channel Awesome as part of the 2014 Talent Search, and left in 2018 as part of a mass exodus from the site.
In 2020 she retired the "Stuff You Like" series, and since then she has being making videos as Jill Bearup, mostly about analysing screen fight scenes.
Stuff You Like provides and discusses examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: The Porn Critic for Ursa:Sursum Ursa: Stop sending me condoms in the post, you creepy pervert!
- Action Girl: Mentioned by name quite a lot: Ariane, the adrenaline junkie pilot/racer from Grand Central Arena, as well as Katara, Toph, Suki, Azula, Mai, Ty Lee... and Jame.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In-Universe, Jim is a Stalker with a Crush.
- Anachronism Stew: Namechecked in The Scorpion King review:Sursum Ursa: But this movie runs on Rule of Cool, not Rule of Historical Accuracy, so we must forgive it.
- Asteroid Thicket: Namechecked in GCA which has a section that consists of a long string of tropes and accompanying pictures.
- Bad Boss: Ursa herself, judging by the "Staff Training Video" at the start of the Underworld review...
- Big "YES!" / Glasses Pull: "This week: (glasses) it's Sherlock Whump Week." "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Black Cloak: For the "Staff Training Video":Sursum Ursa: Greetings, minions. [thunder] Welcome to hell. [Evil Laughter]
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In the Roman Holiday review:Sursum Ursa: …comfy shoes, gelato, dancing with boys, a mischievous pixie haircut, and casual violence!
- Buffy Speak: On the subject of Jim's mood swings:Sursum Ursa: He has mood swings like a… very… swingy… thing!
- Early on in the series, "Meet our protagonist..."
- More recently, "The plot it goeth thusly"
- "No, not that one," when dealing with things that have a name that could refer to something could.
- Chewing the Scenery: Mentioned in Underworld:Sursum Ursa: One minute it's all, Dull Surprise! And the next they're Chewing the Scenery like starving beavers with really pointy teeth!
- Crossover: She does one with The Porn Critic for Zombie Strippers! which is a movie she doesn't seem to like very much.
- Deadpan Snarker: The Subtitles, and also Sokka.
- Foe Yay Shipping: Discussed in her review of Hogfather. She says it's easier to do in a visual medium because a lot of the body language behind intimidation is similar to attraction (dilated pupils, heavy breathing, and physical closeness). The analysis page for Foe Yay Shipping is a summary of that video.
- For the Evulz: Jim again.Sursum Ursa: Jim is just indiscriminately evil... for the lulz.
- Geniuses Have Multiple PhDs: Deconstructed for laughs when Jill discusses Bruce Banner in her review of Thor: Ragnarok. She questions how Bruce had the time, money, or sanity to get seven PhDs, and points out how most people in the real world get one, maybe two, PhDs and then do post-doctoral research. She speculates for his sake that at least five of those PhDs could be just honorary. She later clipped this moment as a short in "Bruce Banner: SEVEN PhDs? Just... WHY?".Jill: Bruce Banner, what kind of eejit gets seven PhDs? Seven? Really? Seven? Are you serious? [...] No wonder you're so angry, man!
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Both River Tam and Jim are described as, "Completely batfrakked!" More generally, the (usually) PG-rating means this is quite common.
- Halloween Episode: "5 Ridiculously Entertaining Things About Underworld."
- The Hero's Journey: The Labyrinth review is titled this and used to talk about it.
- Hollywood Hacking: Averted in Sherlock Series 2, and mentioned in?"The Reichenbach Fall" episode:Sursum Ursa: Steve Thompson... your lack of Hollywood Hacking is a joy forever.
- Hollywood Beauty Standards: Discussed In-Universe in the Mycroft and Lestrade episode. TV!Lestrade is much better looking than his literary counterpartSursum Ursa: Because we cannot ever, ever have ugly people on our screens.
- Hollywood Pudgy: Also In-Universe and in Mycroft and Lestrade, Ursa explains how the trope is avoided, and references Special K adverts to give an example of the trope.Sursum Ursa: You're NOT FAT!
- Ho Yay: Lampshaded In-Universe by her when Zuko wants Aang to dance with him. And Sherlock's "A Study in Pink" review had a dedicated montage on the subject.
- Left the Background Music On: In the Jim vs. Moriarty episode.
- Musical Episode: For the Les Miserables review.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: She argues that Liz (from Pride and Prejudice) is a harder character to write because she is kind and smart, but takes no crap, but can laugh at herself. While Jane is innocent and naive and Caroline looks down on everyone, Liz is somewhere in the middle.
- "No. Just… No" Reaction: She gives one when The Porn Critic invites her in for a cameo, saying he will "gently ease [her] in" and showing off that he has lots of lube.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Referenced by name in the video about Kaylee from Firefly, and the dress she wore in "Shindig".
- Punny Name: Sursum Ursa's real surname is Bearup.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Azula, Mai and Ty Lee from, what else, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Rebellious Princess: Anne from Roman Holiday.
- Record Needle Scratch
- Right-Hand Cat: Barclay.
- Rule 63: As Watson in her crossover with Sofie Liv to review Sherlock Holmes (2009).
- Sarcasm Mode: Most of the time.
- Scenery Porn: Referenced in Roman Holiday.
- Shout-Out: To NCIS fandom when she describes Molly Hooper as an "Autopsy Gremlin." To the Sherlock fandom... all the time.
Sursum Ursa: Good luck River. Now that you are a slightly less broken mind reading Waif-Fu practitioner I'm sure you'll be doing just fine.
- Ep 32: River Tam Beats Up Everyone
Subtitles: I spotted her in the Buildingverse yesterday. She seemed... fine.
- Squee: She literally squees at the start of the Avengers review.
- Surveillance as the Plot Demands: She has cameras EVERYWHERE. Above Welshy's and Cheapus' beds, in Miss Liv's bedroom, in Cheapus' bathroom and fridge...Funky Monkey: ...breaking into people's houses, and installing cameras, doesn't sound like a heroic thing to me! More like... paranoid.
- Take That, Audience!: She notes that Zombie Strippers makes fun of the type of people who would go see this movie a lot.
- The Firefly Effect: In-Universe discussion in SYL 20: this video.
- Unobtanium: Required to get the crew home in Grand Central Arena.
- Unusual Euphemism: By way of Expospeak Gag in the Zoe Washburne episode:Sursum Ursa: But when the fecal matter hits the rotary air impeller...
- Vanilla Protagonist: Stuff You Like 102 is a discussion of this
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Addresses this in one episode; she's from Northern Ireland.
- Would Hit a Girl: Discussed in her review of Killers, one of the few things she liked about the film was that the jarringly brutal death scenes were gender-neutral.