Calling all prospective shut-ins! Time to embrace your inner sloth and laze about in blissful ignorance of what’s happening in the world outside. So grab a blanket, open up a Costco tub of Red Vines, shut the shades and dive into that beanbag.
This could take a while.
Of course, Netflix isn’t the only company turning today’s youth into iPad-obsessed couch potatoes. YouTube’s video growing library is also overflowing.
But which ones are actually worth your time?
On Tuesday night, a user with the cyber-handle of TheSideStream endeavored to find out by surveying Reddit for binge-worthy YouTube channel recommendations. And, as it often does, Reddit delivered bigly with some 14,000 responses.
Here are 10 of the most popular picks — all of them garnering millions of views — along with their most-watched episodes. Feel free to add some of your favorite channels in the comments section.
1. Lessons from the Screenplay
“The videos break down screenplays of movies and TV shows, and it explains the decision making and reasoning that goes into them” — unreasonableperson.
2. Historia Civilis
“I didn’t know I loved battle strategy until I watched a video, then I couldn’t stop” — Noise.
3. Forgotten Weapons
“If you’re interested in history, firearms, and/or mechanical systems, its unparalleled. Ian is informative without being too dry, and he has access to what seems like every firearm from the past 150 or so years. Good guy, providing good information” — thereisasuperee.
4. The Great War
“Week by week updates of WW1 as they happened exactly 100 years prior” — CopiesArticleComment.
“Ashens has been making the exact same type of video, with the exact same type of humor, with the same kind of content for over 10 years, and it’s still funny. This man has linage, he was the original unboxer. Each video has decent length, and he has a soothing voice. As far as I’m concerned, he has the best channel on YouTube” — Bike_shop_owner.
“Techmoan, while a questionable name, has a great tech blog. He also dresses very nicely and has a soothing voice, so that’s a plus” — Salamandrew.
7. Cody’s Lab
“Great kid who does nerdy shit and really seems to know what he’s talking about. If you can find a series you like you’ll be in the codyslab hole for hours” — bakers2795.
8. Dan Bell
“It’s more or less him exploring abandoned buildings/dead malls & dead hotels/motels…Quite interesting” — remfan477.
“He does tool tear down review videos explaining along the way everything that goes into the tool and what makes it good (skookum) or garbage. Go learn a thing or two and be entertained by his Canadian shenanigans” — Feodar_protar.
10. Regular Car Reviews
“The YouTuber goes in-depth on everyday car models from the past and present and details their history and culture that surrounds each model” — CaptScarbridge.