I found the Nostalgia Critic character to be unfunny and annoying, so I never bothered to look into Channel Awesome or TGWTG. I have followed or seen videos from a few former CA affiliates by complete chance.
If anyone is interested, Mister Metokur, a.k.a Internet Aristocrat, a.k.a Jim, did a multi-part series on some of the more well known shit surrounding the site.
The JewWario allegations caught me by surprise though.
Given I watch maybe 20% of what CA puts out on monthly basis I couldn't give less of a fuck.
what else is new. A bunch of twats on YouTube got rich, were afraid to lose it, and surrounded themselves with 2 bit management that turned the whole thing into a shit fest.
I used to like nostalgia critic but now he fucking sucks all of his stupid revival shit pisses me off why on earth does he bring other people in this show like malcom ray I rather have avgn than him fuck doug walker and fuck nostalgia critic revive!
I remember I used to watch NC back when I was in middle school and started to watch internet videos more often. I liked NC up until the third anniversary movie; then I just kinda tolerated it until I just lost interest because the skits were so boring and intrusive. But NC was really the only thing from CA I really cared for. I watched some of Phelous and Cinema Snob a couple of years ago, but ended up dropping them too.
I'm a big fan of Mister Metokur, but I'll admit that I thought his TGWTG series was kinda disappointing. After episode 2 it stopped being a retrospective and more of just Jim making fun of them for doing dumb shit. Sucked because his episode on Spoony was amazing, and was quite revelatory to me because I had almost never heard of Spoony before. But then Linkara's episode was just kink-shaming him (yes, his fetishes were weird, but that's not the point) and making fun of his bad comic from before he became a reviewer. You can tell Jim started to hate working on these videos, and he has publicly stated he didn't like making them and never wants to make a retrospective series again.
But that's not to say that the series itself isn't entertaining, it is. Just don't expect an objective analysis from it.
But yeah, I didn't think CA would melt down like this. I didn't even think JewWario (I've never watched his videos) would've been the center of sexual misconduct allegations. But I think this controversy as a whole mostly just reaffirms the rumors circulating around CA's management.
And to think, the one who was the least scathed by these rumors and allegations was Brad Jones, the Cinema Snob, who literally reviews porn for the website.
To be fair, with all the shit flying around, I expect to hear that his divorce was caused by his wife catching him burying a dead hooker in the backyard any day now.
I never got into it all the characters to me were just annoying and pretty stupid.
I am starting to wonder whether Nostalgia Critic was always shit and I didn't realize this till now?
The shit about Jewario really fucked me up as I was really fucked up by his suicide back in the day and loved the videos I saw of him(the Oendan and Pepsiman reviews)and the circumstances of his death really hit me home as I also had a history of wanting to end my own life.
But the stuff about him being a rapist and it is also corroborated with Iron Liz(who is actually a really cool person)who was also Justin's friend really nailed it home.
But James Rolfe is a total fucking Chad by the way.
His Polybius videos were awesome B-Movie budget horror based on a game that technically never existed.
My respect for him was cemented when he calmly stated him not seeing the new Ghostbusters and shitheads on Twitter gave him shit over it.
It made the failure of the film all the sweeter. It was like the 2016 Election Meltdown before it happened.
But back on topic and away from politics,yeah,Channel Awesome is pretty much dead as Larry is the sole survivor of the First and Last Annual Channel Awesome Hunger Games.
And you know what Doug would say,"Hello I am the Nostalgia Critic. I tank my entire channel so YOU don't have to."