This week’s Suits episode was the weirdest one yet.
Meghan Markle is now officially a member of the British royal family after a wonderful wedding that managed to incorporate a number of multicultural aspects, making it as modern as something Royal can be in 2018. There was a gospel choir singing Ben E. King’s Stand by Me, and there was the head of the Episcopal church in America, Reverend Michael Curry, bringing a little bit of the American megachurch to Windsor Castle. He was the highlight, with many of the stuffy aristocracy giving him some heavy side eye, but it was amazing to see something different, interesting and engaging during something known for being very dry. You could tell Meghan was a fan and that’s all that really matters.
There was a lot about that day that was very reminiscent of Disney. A normal person has found her prince. Hopefully, she will do her best to pull the rest of the Windsors into the 21st Century. Can’t wait to see Insta stories from the Queen herself!
BRITISH SLANG WITH DONALD GLOVER & PHOEBE WALLER BRIDGE | Eman Kellam
Have you ever been jealous of someone so wholly? That is us right now with Eman Kellam. He met both Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge at once! Both of them are multi award-winning multi-hyphenates with incredible, ground-breaking TV shows. Donald Glover is actually an OG YouTube star being part of Derrick Comedy, a comedy troupe out of NYU.
As part of the media run for the newest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Eman speaks to the pair about British slang, teaching them a lot about our little ol’ island. He makes us and his interviewees laugh countless times.
Can Mario Kart Skills Help Sammy Paul?! | Lap It Up #2 | Matt Amys
Matt Amys has a new series on his channel, called Lap It Up, which is where people who don’t have a driving license take on a driving simulator to various levels of success. The first lap is where they go through the course as they normally would. The second lap where they wear “drunk googles”, which makes quite a difference, to say the least.
For the second episode, Sammy Paul is the person in the chair. He gives it the old college try. The way he spends his time in the chair is filled with hilarious jokes and more hilarious turning around corners. Sammy, you do know what a brake is, right?
REACTING TO THE “FAKE” JAACKMAATE | JaackMaate
Have you ever seen a thumbnail that tells you everything you need to know about a video before watching it? This is one of those. Jack Dean has debuted his new show, Clickbait with Jaackmaate, in which he and Tom Norris talk about various facets of YouTube in front of a very snazzy neon sign. This first episode looks at a video called How To Be Jaackmaate, which they proceed to rip to shreds for various, somewhat correct, reasons.
There is also a section of the show, Life Support, where they give advice to people who’ve tweeted in. You can get their advice by doing the same thing. Some of the tweets are more serious than others, so feel free to ask whatever you like.
DON’T YOU KNOW? | TimH Films
Tim Hautekiet is someone who’s been on YouTube for a long while now, but he’s never quite done a video like this before. This is a wholly original comedy song that brings into question all of the things that “they” say. With cameos from people like Dominic Fera and Jon Cozart, the video breaks down phrases that really do need reassessing – what the hell does it all mean?
This video has a definite Bo Burnham vibe to it and that’s never going to be a bad thing. This is a different vibe from Tim and we’d love to hear more!
The 200 Year Cough | Myles Wheeler
There’s a joke about buses and Myles Wheeler videos that is too obvious and hacky to say, so we won’t.
It’s not been long since his epic feature length return to the platform and he’s back with another one. The 200 Year Cough has a piece to camera, which is in the cabin of a Dreamliner plane that is pure poetry. It talks about stationary – remember shatterproof rulers? False advertising.
Myles is a vlogging savant. At this point, there’s no other way of describing what he brings. He’s exquisitely intricate with every frame, telling us stories in ways that is unlike anything YouTube has to offer.
Want more? Of course, you do!
Sam Saffold gives us a wonderfully calming walkthrough of his room whilst at university. There’s a comment on this video that talks about how its ambience is a direct reflection of the room itself, which is unlike anything this commentator had seen before. We could not agree more. There is wonderful lighting throughout and a typewriter that click clacks joyously. Knowing how most people have their rooms in university, this is a ray of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy sky.
Angela Innes uses her knowledge of forensic investigation to give us the third installment of Forensic Fridays. This video offers an insight into crime scene notes and sketches. The University of South Wales student shows us the many different facets of this specific portion of forensics. She talks about the future of the field, talking about how they’re using virtual reality to help juries gain a better understanding of crime scenes. It’s all fascinating stuff and well worth your time!
SORTEDfood have got into the royal wedding mood with a cakey video. Between the four of them, they make a multi-tiered cake that speaks to the various facets of the joining of different cultures. There is victorian sponge, a cheesecake and so much more. The time limit given made that a rustic look was the way to go, but we can guarantee it will taste nice. Nicer than the official cake at the reception? Who knows. (We know.) Watch and salivate with us.
Joe Sugg is joined by Jack Maynard and Mikey Pearce for a painting challenge. They take on a classic Bob Ross painting and try to get as close to the original as possible, some getting closer than others. The short clips of Mr. Ross showing us how to paint a mountain scape are super calming, which juxtaposes the anarchy of what is happening in front of Joe’s camera. Enjoy the art, enjoy the banter!