Home of Rhett & Link fans - the Mythical Beasts!
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?
For me, the bottom line is that they are still giving us the same content. Watching the "Part 1" video and GMMore is nearly the same as the old format.
To be selfish, though, I would opt for sticking with the old format, because I think the new, multi-segment episode will spread them too thin. If today's episode is any indication, all four segments were concepts that could have been entire episodes of the previous GMM. In one day of this new format, they used up nearly a week's worth of episode ideas. I would imagine trying to keep that pace will devolve into rehashing old ideas and struggling to develop and execute new ideas in the remaining, diminished time.
With my limited knowledge, I'd guess that their reasons for switching to multiple videos per day include:
None of those are really my cup of tea, and I felt a bit disconnected after clicking through today's episode as they directed. However, if this is something R&L want to to do, I'll ride it out with them. Again, they haven't taken anything away. They've only added some things that could possibly indirectly influence the potency of the content we had before.
I definitely thought it was for more clicks so they could get more ad revenue. It's very frustrating. The pacing was really uncomfortable for me too.
Maybe you're right - they might've just been getting into the groove of things. There's still some stuff to be remedied (like the lighting you mentioned - blech!), but hopefully it will keep on getting better from here. :)
I really don't think it's a laugh track. They always have crew members sitting off-camera to monitor the technical aspects, and they often laugh in response to Rhett and Link as they're filming. I think it sounds more like a track now because the audio is set up a little differently, and maybe the crew's laughter sounds more canned like it's farther away.