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This is part 3. Check out the first 2 Ramblings of recommended stuff for TV here and here.

I like watching TV and so I’ll share with you what I’m watching so if you’re looking for something to watch, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the other Ramblings mentioned above to get more suggestions. I haven’t been watching a lot of new things lately because many of the shows I’ve reviewed in previous Ramblings are still running, so this time I’ve decided to include a couple of Youtube Channels that I think are worth watching or following. As before, if you’ve got some recommendations, please stick them in the comments below.

Stargate Universe

Stargate Universe

Cancelled after season 2
The Stargate series have been around for a while. I used to enjoy watching Stargate SG1 with the guy from McGuyver and a few other memorable characters. It’s not required that you have any Stargate history for Stargate Universe, but I do recommend it. The way this Stargate works is a bunch of guys, some more and some less professionally connected to the gate itself, get stranded on the other side of the universe in an ancient ship. I said other side of the universe, yes, not the other side of the galaxy, so chances of them ever getting back are slim. This series has a very good continual storyline and true character development that makes you keep coming back.

The Walking Dead

Currently on season 2
Zombies are trending. Movies and TV shows need iconic bad guys and currently Zombies are the most politically and racially neutral. It was either that, or aliens. The Walking Dead takes your classic zombie virus outbreak and stretches it out into a TV series. In this format you get better character development and sub-plots which are generally less common in zombie movies. You still get your dose of zombie slaughter so if you don’t like seeing gruesome decapitation and rotting corpses walking around, you better find something else to watch.

Youtube: The Key of Awesome

http://www.youtube.com/user/barelypolitical
Barely Political can most easily be compared to Weird Al. They make spoof music videos which are very clever and funny but they do bunches of other videos and the crew of Barely Political, namely Mark and Todd, are very talented and funny guys.

Rooster Teeth (Cock mouth)

Youtube: Rooster Teeth

http://www.youtube.com/user/roosterteeth
Roosterteeth is also known as Achievement Hunter. They mostly do video game walkthroughs. This sounds like it will only interest a small audience, and that is kind of true. I recommend it because it’s entertaining regardless. Two of the hosts, Jack and Geoff, have a good dynamic and it’s their commentary that make the videos enjoyable to watch. I’ll say one thing, I don’t have an XBox or Playstation and don’t play nearly all of the games they make videos for.  They’ve got a couple of fun repeating themes which are good to follow: Fails of the Weak, Achievement Horse, Rage Quit, and very notably Red vs. Blue. Check it out even if you’re not a gamer.

Youtube: Equals Three

http://www.youtube.com/user/raywilliamjohnson
I’ve mentioned Equals Three’s Ray William Johnson in an earlier rambling (The Age of Vloggers). It’s quite simple what he does, he takes about 3 other clips from Youtube that are funny or weird or whatever and “reviews” them. His videos are cut together well and the commentary in between actually adds to the video whereas when some others try it it just gets annoying.

The Onion News Network (ONN)

Youtube: The Onion

http://www.youtube.com/user/theonion
The Onion is a mock newspaper or news channel. They do spoofs of the real news which in itself is enough to win some people over, but they do it on such a professional level that you couldn’t tell it apart from real CNN or BBC news clips if you missed out on the joke. One notably interesting thing to watch on The Onion is “Inventory” that picks weird or strange things from movies or books and talk about them. The news segments are especially hilarious if you can show them to someone who’s never heard of The Onion and doesn’t know they are spoofs.




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Comment by Ralph van den Berg

Posted on 24 May, 2011
Now and soon watching: Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones and the IT crowd. Any other suggestions?

Comment by Ralph van den Berg

Posted on 27 September, 2011
I'm watching a bunch of stuff now: Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad both started a new season, plus I'm really enjoying Entourage!

Comment by Ralph van den Berg

Posted on 27 September, 2011
AND HOW COULD I FORGET!?! Yogscast! The Shadow of Israphel and Simon and Lewis' other adventures! Check them out on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/bluexephos

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