Odd the difference streaming has made to my TV watching habits.
I went YEARS without watching cable TV, or really much of broadcast TV, and not really missing it.
I did not want a cable television bill, so I did either free off the air via the digital antenna or whole seasons of DVD. And I had my unlimited clear broadband modem, so web shows were also an option.
But back in 2013 or 2014 when Roku and Netflix really began to become a thing, I jumped in to the ‘streaming revolution’ and man have I, like most of you, had a blast.
So much so, that last year, after a few years of using Roku to watch the regulars (NETFLIX, HULU, AMAZON PRIME, CRACKLE, TUBI, and SHOUT FACTORY TV to name a few) I checked out a ‘new’ Roku station… YOUTUBE.
Youtube, a thing I avoided like the plague in its web/pc version for YEARS (because of lack of moderation of the sewage like comments section), quickly in 2018 became one of my favorite channels.
I spent more time watching the Youtube Channel and assorted programs on my big screen TV (Thanks to Roku) than just about anything else, with the other two big ones being AMAZON PRIME and HULU.
I still have issues with Youtube (the organization) but the regular joes and joettes, who for the love of it… create this unique and passionate content, these unique channels, well I love it for the same reason I love podcasts.
(Quick shout out to COMIC GEEK SPEAK, EPIC MARVEL PODCAST, KNIFEPOINT HORROR, TWOMORROWS, THE DAILY RIOS PODCAST to name a few)
They exemplify the passionate amateur who shows a better grasp and coverage of the material, then the paid professional pundit. And for the hours of joy they gave me, and others, in 2018 they deserve to be applauded.
And here (in a brief paragraph) are my favorite Youtube shows for 2018:
- AFTA COMICS
- SILVER-AGED DAVE
- REGIE SIMMONS IFBB PRO https://www.youtube.com/user/rsimmons1911
- RANDY AND TAYLA
- RICH REBUILDS
- ALL THAT JAZZ
- BRAVE WILDERNESS
- FIRST WE FEAST
- THE GO2 GEEKS
- WALLACE RYAN
- EARL GREY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ZtauWih38Lr1aVEXuZybw
- JOHN CAMPEA
- DS COMICS
- MINDSMASH https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87Lj67s_Ht40lvGhtF9iHA
- MINORITY MINDSET
- POP CULTURE PHILOSOPHERS
- PROFESSOR THORGI
- RAPID TRAILER
- CEREAL AT MIDNIGHT http://www.cerealatmidnight.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVgZNzzvedehALS-dTIFhA
- COMICS WITH BUELLER
- DR JOSH AXE
- FURY ROAD
- THE DELUXE EDITION
- UFC AND MMA
If you are unfamiliar with any show above, do a search ( Not at google, please. Try duckduckgo or ixquick.com. Google and Disney should not own everything guys. Spread the love guys. Competition will help keep you free. 🙂 ). These channels are worth your time.
So yeah didn’t want to drag this post out but those are 31 channels that kicked butt in 2018, and I am currently still enjoying in 2019. And more than that, network and reach out to each other, and make it easy for your fellow youtubers and fans to reach you outside of Youtube. Cause you probably have a lot of fans who reach you via a streaming device. Which means they do not see your comments section, and can not post comments, etc. And I have seen a few channels go dark in the brief time I’ve been following Youtube channels, so an old fashioned email link, maybe not as outdated a concept as people say. 🙂
I would hate some of the above channels to likewise go dark, come 2020.
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