This channel started as a French version of James Rolfe’s Angry Video Games Nerd but has evolved to find its own identity.
Le Joueur Du Grenier talks a lot of video games and pop culture but is often looking back at cultural staples of the 80s and 90s; being from the generation that grew in these decades, it’s always fun to reminisce about the things that were so important to me growing up.
There are a lot of channels about cinema on YouTube but this one is not about reviewing movies from an entertainment perspective but using films as an introspection of Cinema as an art form.
There is a certain sensibility and depth into the commentaries here that is a direct reflection of what cinema is to French culture and genre filmmaking isn’t frowned upon like it is in North America but seen as a genre dedicated to bonafide authors.
We’ve all seen tons of sports compilations using crazy techno music and cuts from famous games but most of these channels do not offer the contextualization storytelling can; this channel makes some of the most compelling independent mini documentaries about what is called football in France.
I absolutely love watching docs on this channel; they’re always well researched and go beyond the simple chronological aspect of a career but puts the human element at the center of the narration.
Sepi is one of my favorite regional French comedians on YouTube; his channel is all about the part of France I’m from, and there are so many jokes that will only be funny to Alsatians like us; it’s awesome.
He does a lot of parody and covers of popular series or songs with a twist while embracing his roots and local culture; he never fails to give me a good laugh.
Nota Bene is one of these educational channels that knows how to keep the audience entertained while tackling a factually sensitive subject.
I love history and love that there are channels dedicated to local history of places or regions, demystifying some of the pervasive myths about civilizations and events, while trying to stay current with what’s trendy in the world.
Not really a content creator in the traditional sense of it but this channel gives time to some of the most brilliant French minds to give their point of view uninterrupted.
This is why platforms like YouTube can be so compelling as there are people on it interested in listening to an argumentation as opposed to creating a buzz like most traditional media outlets are still trying to do.