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As you probably know, GMM got a new update today. Based on the comment section of the new (main) GMM episode, a lot of mythical beasts didn't like it. There were a lot of complaints about the lighting, faster pacing, poor sound quality, and the extra segments being separate, for example.
But I know the Kommunity is home to the most-dedicated fans, and I'm curious if the opinion here is different. So, what's your view of the new GMM?
I usually don't sit through a full Ear Biscuits episode, but am listening to this one now. The candid discussion of GMM format changes is nice to see . . . open, honest & enlightening.
Did I miss it all together? or maybe it was spoken of on an earlier EB episode, but still have not seen anything related to total withdrawal (other than EB) of any postings to the This Is Mythical channel. No more crew videos, BTS, cooking with power tools, etc. in well over a month. Have you heard something I haven't?
As a matter of fact, I have! Not on any of the official Rhett and Link social media accounts, but Nikki from the crew -- who, incidentally, was recently promoted from social media coordinator to social media manager, based on her Twitter bio -- replied to an MB's tweet saying that they have some projects in store for the This Is Mythical channel.
Interesting. The Mythical Crew page on mythical.co website still lists Nikki's title as Social Media Marketing Coordinator and Jen as the Social Media Manager
True, but they also obviously haven't updated it in a while, considering the expansion of crew for the new GMM format. I kind of wonder if they're intentionally only keeping the "core" crew members listed on the website...might just be that updating the page isn't a priority.
Follow-up: Rhett and Link discussed this again, more briefly, in the February 26, 2018 Ear Biscuits episode "Ask Us Anything" (video posted on March 3). They talked a little bit more about the experimentation they did right when GMM expanded near the end of Season 12, including some things they both realized they didn't like and didn't work. Rhett in particular also broke down how he was feeling during the "Our Honest Response to Your Feedback" episode and some of the aftermath from it.
It doesn't at all seem that they're doing it for money. That's because they have to pay more people more money to do more work. Also, they really just don't seem like those kinds of people. It kind of seems like they were just kind of stressed in the first couple of episodes, which leads to differences. It does seem that the episodes have gotten better in the few weeks that they have been doing it. I would prefer that they stopped having so many guests, though, but other than that, it seems pretty much like more of the old GMM.
I never thought they were doing it just for money, although of course they do have to make money. I do feel like they maybe have a case of overcommititus. They said it themselves in the most recent Ear Biscuits - they had committed to so many things at once... the new GMM, the Mythical Book, the second season of Buddy System and the Mythical Tour all within what... two months? Although I know a lot of it was planned many months, even years, in advance. But that is really too much for any person and, to be honest, you can see and feel the stress and the exhaustion in them, especially Rhett.
Yes, the internet is impatient and moves quickly but you as human beings still need to breathe and take some space sometimes.
Anyway, I enjoy the new format for the most part, even though there are things I miss from every version of GMM (and even GMCL) but I still think it's early days and I we as fans need to be patient.
My favourite parts of the new format - the choice, Tess (who reminds me a bit of Elizabeth Moss as Peggy in Mad Men), more (willing) celebrities, the experimentation, the cruder humour.
My least favourite is harder to quantify - I've felt for a long time the show is overproduced. I feel like YT in general benefits from a more casual, off-the-cuff approach (and that the content is the most important attribute) but then I'm also not a Youtuber who has actual mouths to feed over this stuff, so I dunno.
I love them and everything they do.