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Friday Debate – Who’s worth a click on YouTube?

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YouTube! The great new digital frontier that was meant to be the dawn of a not only a new format for entertainment, but an even playing field for regular people to make their names known. Yeeeeeaaaaah, that didn’t pan out the way I thought it would. The problem with YouTube, is that its biggest names draw in millions of clicks from pure baiting tactics, shrill screaming for attention and piggybacking off the work of others.

Then you’ve got corporate giants, flooding YouTube with curated clips that drowns out up and coming channels that don’t have the benefit of millions of dollars to sink into online ventures. Thanks, various American talk show hosts for making my front page look like hell. If you’re prepared to dig  for content however, then you’ll find plenty of fantastic channels on YouTube.

You can’t trust the brand’s search engine algorithms for these suggestions of course, as word of mouth is far more reliable. Love robots, honest enthusiasm and plain weirdness? Go give Simone Giertz a clock and chuckle at her misadventures. She just had brain surgery done and she’s still going strong!

I’ve got a strange fascination for seeing exotic swords produced and seeing every facet of their production detailed, so Man At Arms has long been a favourite of mine:

How about something more practical, aimed at the fluffier members of your family? Helpful Vancouver Vet is a gold mine of wonderful information:

Enjoy awful movies that go full circle and actually become great? I highly encourage you to sit down and check out GoodBadFlicks, especially the Exploring series of videos on that channel which are informative, to the point and filled with all manner of incredible trivia:

And lastly, one of my personal favourites, Tested! A combination of technology, cosplay and incredible interviews, Tested stars former Mythbuster Adam Savage and a crew of talented hands as they explore all kinds of topics within and outside of pop culture. It’s beautifully-filmed content, with the Adam Incognito videos being a personal favourite of mine that I look forward to, to see just how Savage manages to bamboozle fans when he dons mystery costumes at conventions:

That’s just some of our suggestions here. YouTube is filled with great content that deserves to be seen and explored. So let us know below, who is worth a click on that platform? Where can we find the good stuff, that’ll keep us entertained for hours? Sound off below! Heck, I won’t even judge you if you list Dr Pimple Popper. She’s awesome!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: August 31, 2018


  1. One of my favourites is a channel featuring these two guys who explore the culinary arts. Once they even tried to make a traditional African dish called the Gurtsbee? No.. glassbeen? Anyway, some weird sandwich thing that’s apparently popular in Africa.


  2. Pariah

    August 31, 2018 at 11:10

    Music. Eivor.


  3. Pariah

    August 31, 2018 at 11:11

    I use YouTube for nothing but music. And with Spotify, well, I hardly use YouTube any more. I used to enjoy the Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, but that’s it.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 31, 2018 at 11:13

    There’s this fella Nick Reay, I really like the cut of his jib.



    • Pariah

      August 31, 2018 at 11:14

      Of course Beer would be the first 2 videos on his channel. XD


      • RinceThis

        August 31, 2018 at 11:18

        of course!


        • Pariah

          August 31, 2018 at 11:19

          Real question – do you miss the craft beer here at all?


          • RinceThis

            August 31, 2018 at 11:21

            I was in Germany last week. No. Haha. Nah, there are some nice ones there. Just Germany just blows the socks off SA crafts. Like this one here. It was their ‘alt’ ale, and they refused to offer anything else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eFnYoQYoic&t=3s

          • Pariah

            August 31, 2018 at 11:22

            It’s funny that you post that when I was just at your channel and should’ve bloody watched it XD

          • RinceThis

            August 31, 2018 at 13:23


  5. Jonathan van de Wouw

    August 31, 2018 at 11:14

    I use Youtube as a means to live vicariously when it comes to all the gaming I can’t indulge in. I particularly enjoy commentators like Arlo, Easy Allies and some Game Grumps now and then.


  6. Tracy Benson

    August 31, 2018 at 11:19

    Cosplay geniuses:
    Punished Props
    Kamui Cosplay
    Zonbi’s Workshop

    Recreating hairstyles from TV/Movies/Games:

    Excellent long form video essays:
    Pop Culture Detective Agency

    Up your style game:
    Kayley Melissa

    DIY Experts:
    Evan and Katelyn

    Adorable Cats:
    Cole & Marmalade


  7. Admiral Chief

    August 31, 2018 at 11:21

    GMM, mostly fun
    Demolition Ranch
    Vet Ranch (very cool, helping animals with donations etc from Demo Ranch as well as viewers to pay for and rehabilitate injured, sick animals)
    First we Feast
    Hot Ones (epic, epic show)


  8. kieker

    August 31, 2018 at 11:32

    I recently discovered Game Grumps, I first stumbled on to TWRP, then onto NSP, and now Game Grumps. I really like these guys, even though their humour isn’t the most sophisticated, and wouldn’t resonate with everyone.


  9. Kromas

    August 31, 2018 at 11:52

  10. Kromas

    August 31, 2018 at 11:55

    Apart from neebs gaming I also sub to Philip Defranco for my world news.


  11. Magoo

    August 31, 2018 at 11:56

    I like to see gaming content creators, I don’t mean people who just play games and make jokes. There are some really talented video editors who make cinematic montages for the love of the game. Enthusiasts who provide valuable info on games like guides and easter eggs.

    Not to say that there isn’t a lot more worth clicks. Just my 2c.


    • Kromas

      August 31, 2018 at 11:57

      Seriuosly try these guys.


    • Magoo

      August 31, 2018 at 12:01


      Broughy1322 – GTAV car enthusiast. Thoroughly tests and reports on all cars in the game. A great break from “fails, wins & funny moments” that dominates GTAV youtube.

      Pulse (Rocket League) – Extremely talented group of freestylers and editors. (freestyling in RL is pulling off mind-boggling insane mechanical shots)


  12. Skittle

    August 31, 2018 at 11:57

    I misread the headline..


  13. HvR

    August 31, 2018 at 11:58

    Philip de Franco – For daily international news
    Buzzfeed Unsolved Network – Unsolved Mysteries series
    Boogie2988 – Needs no introduction, really like his blog type videos
    Simone Giertz – For the robots
    First We Feast – For Hot Ones and the Burger Show
    H3 Podcasts – Very interesting guests and the interview are so natural that no subject is taboo
    The Yankee Marshall – Funny gun guy
    Entertaining animators – Odd Ones Outs, Jaiden Animations, ItsAlexClark , Tabbes
    The Great War and CanRsenal – awesome world ware history channels
    For the odd lets play: Christopher Odd and Karmakut


    • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

      August 31, 2018 at 13:37

      The Great War is an amazing channel. I hope he manages to put it all into a bluray collection and sell it.


    • Tracy Benson

      August 31, 2018 at 12:13

      To add to your animators list: OnlyLeigh


      • HvR

        August 31, 2018 at 12:16

        Thanks subbed


  14. Unavengedavo

    August 31, 2018 at 12:01

    Some channels I enjoy…
    Colin Furze: A mad man with a workshop

    ElectroBOOM: Another mad man with an electrical degree

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Interesting Science stuff

    The Film Theorists:

    The Game Theorists:



  15. Craig Lotter

    August 31, 2018 at 16:36

    Been following and enjoying Tom Scott’s stuff for years now. Always interesting. https://www.youtube.com/user/enyay/featured


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