So, I know those of you who are at home during this COVID-19 pandemic are running out of things to watch by now. I figured I would give you some things to watch that you may not have considered. I won’t be listing anything on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go or any other main streaming service. These can all be found on YouTube.
YouTube Channel: First We Feast/Complex
On Hot Ones, host Sean Evans interviews celebrities while eating hot wings and as the interview goes on the wings get hotter. Sean has a great list of guests, everyone from Justin Timberlake to Gordon Ramsey have been through the Hot Ones gauntlet. The great thing about this show is that you can tell Sean really prepares for these interviews and in almost every interview you can see a guest be shocked by a question he asks. It’s also fun to see the guest’s reaction as the wings get hotter. Hot Ones has over 200 episodes on YouTube, so I’m sure you can find a few goods ones to watch to pass the time. Some of my favorite guests have been: Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Pete Davidson, Guy Fieri, and Scarlett Johansson.
Tiny Desk Concert Series
YouTube Channel: NPR Music
The Tiny Desk Concert Series is just as it states, artists come and perform at the NPR office behind a tiny desk. The thing I love the most about this series is that you usually get a stripped down acoustic version of songs. Most artists play three to four songs, so each concert is only about 15 to 20 minutes in length. Tiny Desk has concerts from some obscure indie artists, and it also has performances by well-known artists like Taylor Swift, John Legend, Coldplay, Adele, Paramore, and Chance the Rapper. Some of my favorite performances include: Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, The Black Crowes, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Anthony Hamilton, and Leon Bridges.
Lost In Vegas
No Life Shaq
So this one is a little different, but lately I’ve been loving these videos. Reaction channels are people who react to songs from genres that they normally don’t listen to. I’ve found myself watching reaction videos a lot lately. It’s always good to hear someone else’s opinion of a song that you like. The best reaction channel by far to me is Lost in Vegas. Ryan and George always give their unbiased opinions as to what they’re listening to. No Life Shaq is my second favorite reaction channel. His reactions always get me laughing. He tends to react just to newer hip hop music, but every once in a while he’ll throw in a rock or country song. Last, but not least Alex Hefner is a self-proclaimed hip hop head who reacts to rock and metal music. The reason I like his channel so much is that he is always going through the comments on his videos and picking suggestions.
So, there you go. If you’ve run out of things to watch already, take a look at some of these great videos on Youtube.