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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?
My brother first showed me GMM about six months ago and have binged watched seasons and have made sure to watch every new episode, with my family when possible and feel that my relationship with them has been enriched because they love it, I love it, and its something we honestly enjoying doing together. I read the Book of Mythicality in 3 days and I feel that I have a different view of my life and the world since that day approx. 6 months ago. I think one of the biggest things that I have taken from Rhett and Link and what I view as part of their philosophy is, go with the flow. Don't let yourself become so rigid and comfortable that a change in the routine upends your life. Sure it may take some getting used to, but in the end, you now get 20-30 minutes of mythicality every weekday morning. I don't think there is anything more un-mythical than being inflexible and unable to adapt to change. Rhett and Link have tried and done so many things. some have failed, some have not, but all have helped them to be who they are and given them the ability to change our lives as mythical beasts.
There’s certainly a lot more content! And yet, with the shorter videos, it’s seems to be more watch-able. So that’s a plus!
i gotta say, with the new format around for about a month, i'm a fan of the content they're putting out. i mean, i've been a fan of everything they've done (aside from prank calls) but i feel like they've really gotten into the groove with this. the guests they've had on have LARGELY been wonderful. i love it when guests commit to actually participating in the show and don't act like they're too good to be there. i prefer their expert guests to the celebrity guests, but all in all i'm enjoying what's going on. my sister refuses to watch because it's "too much clicking" but honestly if you click the first one it auto-plays the rest pretty easily, so i don't have a problem with it. i know they're trying to avoid mid-roll ads, but i do wonder if making the segments longer (say, two videos a day on the main channel with a mid-roll in each) would help the flow of things. i also am a youtube red subscriber so i don't see any of the ads to begin with.
After a couple of months, I feel that my only main gripe that still remains is that the episodes are split up. I'd be super fine if it was all one long video. Other than that, I think it's okay. Maybe the transition was a bit bumpy, but that's just a thing that happens when things change.
And on a side note, I miss the regular content from This is Mythical, especially 'Gritty in Pink'.
Because the evolution of GMM hasn't exactly stopped since the beginning of the previous season I thought I'd ask a few questions that have been nagging me.
What does the kommunity think of the developing of in episode sketches (for instance the recent Larry King Sedar sketch, or the Man Eating sketches)?
What does the community think of the evolution of the pairings and use of the Crew members, for instance the pairing of Ellie and Jordan?
Connected to the last part, what is the Kommunity's thoughts on Jordan's most notable character (the sort of recurring "Cotton Candy Randy" character)?
What other concerns do the kommuity have about GMM as it moves forward further into 2018 and into 2019...
Sorry if these things have been discussed elsewhere, it made sense to ask here since is about the "new gmm format" and that has had an ongoing progress beyond lighting, a bigger set, etc.
When I saw that Larry King was a guest, after seeing the episode that Ellie and Jordan presented the elder focus group, I thought that Rhett is not joking, they want more subscribers.
I thought that Rhett Eats Beans and Link Eats Peanut Butter was artistic.
I think it's fun to watch the crew evolve and change. I sometimes imagine different pairings, I think that means that I would like more variety in the teams, but I have no idea of how hard that would be for them. Specifically, Ellie and Jordan are pretty cute because it seems like they're learning how to work with each other to entertain us.
Cotton Candy Randy is kind of creepy, so that's good, because of the different ways that Rhett and Link can joke about the uncomfortable atmosphere.
2019 seems so far away, I wonder what ideas they are developing now, that we enjoy then. My concern is that the troll comments on YouTube will discourage them from expressing themselves.