Internet TV and video series you watch. Please share some.

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  1. FAST6191
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    With the description of the forum including "and the stuff you watch" I thought it would be good to have a look here. I felt it different enough to not really warrant being part of the good videos topic either as that is not really a place for discussion.

    I do not know about anybody else but I have largely given up watching TV (I certainly do not own one and can not remember the last time I made time to watch something save when I was on holiday and so not in front of a good internet connection although that (read American style adverts) only served to put me off TV even more to the point I have not even bothered to watch shows I like since getting back) and found myself watching a lot of web shows instead and more oddly many of those are regular shows which is a lot of what I want to discuss.

    First I do spend a lot of the time watching general channels and semi irregular stuff like
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ChRiStIaAn008 (one of the nicer collections of hacking conference videos) and http://www.youtube.com/user/GeekNightsRym (perhaps not the best example but they have some nice things) and http://www.ted.com/ (I assume most of us have heard of TED and if not it is a general science, technology and academic presentation site/group/conference) have seen a great many hours not lost but spent watching and occasionally rewatching them.

    More recently I spent some time floating around bliptv (mainly as a front for http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/ ) although it is very American in terms of tone which might be offputting (certainly a lot of the things there sailed over my head as a result even despite growing up in little America). Equally I will occasionally hit up http://www.gametrailers.com/retrospective/?rdir=1 and http://www.gametrailers.com/game/pop-fiction/13123 or screwattack but usually only when I have nothing to/anticipate a reasonable backlog of stuff to watch.

    Getting back on topic so to speak the actual weekly ones are not so many and I would like a couple more.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/FilmState
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Filmriot
    Despite having no desire to do anything more for film or TV right now (and probably for a good long time) and viewing going to the cinema as a rather quaint pastime I still enjoy those.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/scamschool - social engineering and bar magic... what is not to love.
    http://www.youtube.com/show/allyourhistory?s=1 (Mondays usually)- I have linked them in the past and mostly still watch them.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey - a more irregular one but one I find amusing.
    http://www.escapistmagazine.com usually have something interesting most days (although not Thursday that I have seen)
    http://penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits is sometimes good for a watch although possibly a bit saccharine for my liking (it puts me in a similar frame of mind for when I hear some of the better apologists for various things).
    Equally if you have a couple of nice networks (ted, thatguywiththeglasses and revision3 being about the only ones I know of and I only stumbled upon thatguywiththeglasses about three weeks ago so I probably will not have heard of it/it is not too obvious). Most of the other shows I watch I will tend to pick and choose or watch older stuff.

    So others- consider your internet viewing habits and share what you wish with us. Although I have focused mainly on networks if you have a good sort of run of some sort of series or something somewhat feature length do share that as well.
    Personally I am looking for some more information/debate/science or review/lookback type shows (I figure the internet will bring down the discovery channel way before it brings down seriarse drama networks although it is giving that a good go as well) but not everybody will (my brother quite likes that =3 show which is amusing I guess but I find internet culture about as boring/foreign/confusing as I find other things that get labelled as a culture)

    Mandatory XKCD link
    http://xkcd.com/920/
     
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    Nice to see you also watch Extra Credits. I don't always agree with them and the conclusions they draw, but I've always found their points worth considering at the very least.

    I watch the weekly Nostalgia Critic episodes and Spoony's videos (whenever he gets around to posting them). If you like TED, Big Think is similar enough (and it has a ton of videos featuring Michio Kaku. He could read a grocery list and still make it both entertaining and engaging.).

    I'm also a huge fan of Red Letter Media's work. Every new video from them (Whether it be a Plinkett review, another episode of Half in the Bag, etc.) is like Christmas. If you enjoy movies, and in-depth movie reviews mixed with humor, they are definitely worth checking out.
     

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