The BEST YouTube shows of all time

Every YouTube show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every YouTube show to compile this list of best shows!

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles
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10.00
56 votes

#1 - Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles

In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?

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Every Frame a Painting
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10.00
29 votes

#2 - Every Frame a Painting

An online series of video essays about film form.

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Plinkett Reviews
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10.00
178 votes

#3 - Plinkett Reviews

Elderly psychopath Harry S. Plinkett dissects a variety of movies using a blend of skilled film critique and surreal black comedy. All reviews are interspersed with footage of Plinkett's mentally unbalanced "extracurricular activities" which include imprisoning hookers in his basement and shootouts with the police.

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La Vida Moderna
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9.77
176 votes

#4 - La Vida Moderna

Radio show on Cadena Ser in Spain, that also uploads the program in Youtube. Hosted by David Broncano and with Ignatius Farray and Quequé as co-hosts. The Modern Life (La vida moderna) talks about news with a particular sense of humor.

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Zero Punctuation
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9.68
528 votes

#5 - Zero Punctuation

Zero Punctuation is The Escapist's groundbreaking video review series starring Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don't have to. Called "hilariously cutting ... first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory" by Boing Boing, see why gamers love it and developers fear it.

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TED Talks
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9.56
421 votes

#6 - TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices. [TED-Ed and TEDx are separate TVDB series and should NOT be listed here.]

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Bang Baaja Baaraat
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9.50
58 votes

#7 - Bang Baaja Baaraat

Two people from very different backgrounds fall in love and decide to get married, but not without their parents blessings. Three days before the wedding they introduce each other with their respective parents and all hell breaks lose.

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Game Two
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9.48
170 votes

#8 - Game Two

At Game Two we show our love for video games in a charmingly stupid way: Up-to-date game reviews, gaming news, a lot of humor and a good pinch of bashing & cardboard - whether for full-blooded gamers, casual gamers or noobs. Game Two is a gaming show, information from the gaming cosmos & comedy. Packed into three entertaining videos per week. Be there when we test games, discuss gaming news with you and once again don't take ourselves too seriously. We are the Rocket Beans. Regardless of PC, PlayStation, Xbox or Switch - in the German games scene you can't get around the Rocket Beans. Sofia, Lara Loft, Simon, Budi, Etienne and Nils are waiting for you with a gaming experience of a different kind. Since 18.11.2016, Game Two has been part of the funk offering. funk is a joint offering of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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Half in the Bag
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9.43
443 votes

#9 - Half in the Bag

Two VCR repairmen, Mike and Jay, scam an elderly man out of his fortune by discussing movies while on the job, and occasionally go on eccentric misadventures.

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Good Mythical Morning
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9.36
318 votes

#10 - Good Mythical Morning

Two "Internetainers" (Rhett & Link) go far out and do the weirdest things, giving you a daily dose of casual comedy every Monday-Friday.

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Cyanide & Happiness Shorts
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9.34
209 votes

#11 - Cyanide & Happiness Shorts

Cyanide and Happiness is a daily webcomic on www.explosm.net that was created by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick and Matt Melvin in 2005.

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The Cinema Snob
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9.32
150 votes

#12 - The Cinema Snob

A high-brow art critic takes a look at films below mainstream. He looks at lesser known titles in the categories of pornography, exploitation, low budget independent, and overly violent. If there's one man who can stomach tasteless trash such as these, Cinema Snob is the man for the job.

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Best of the Worst
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9.32
318 votes

#13 - Best of the Worst

Mike, Jay, Rich and the rest of the Red Letter Media crew brave some of the worst movies ever created by man and then pick the best of the worst.

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Simon's Cat
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9.29
290 votes

#14 - Simon's Cat

A constantly hungry domestic cat adopts different tactics to get fed by its owner.

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Bad Living
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9.23
384 votes

#15 - Bad Living

In the fictional neighborhood of "Los Banderilleros," near the Spanish city of Seville, a group of friends are stuck their everyday "bad lives."

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Time Team
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9.19
808 votes

#16 - Time Team

In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance.

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Emma Approved
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9.11
149 votes

#17 - Emma Approved

Emma Approved is a modernized adaptation of Emma, a novel by Jane Austen. It is a Pemberley Digital Project, a company founded by Hank Green and Bernie Su. Emma Approved is developed by Bernie Su.

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Battlefield Friends
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9.09
162 votes

#18 - Battlefield Friends

Hank and Jed present an animated comedy series about Battlefield 3.

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Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
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9.07
56 votes

#19 - Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt (German for «in a nutshell») is a Munich-based design studio, with a distinctive perspective on design and animation within the fields of education, science and commerce. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, the studio engages in information design projects of all kinds. We love science, minimalism, colors and music. But most of all combining them to tell stories.

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JonTron
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9.03
191 votes

#20 - JonTron

The ongoing adventures of JonTron, as he takes it upon himself to review games of all kinds (and some movies), under the watchful eye of his friend and overlord, the cyborg bird, Jacques.

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Angry Video Game Nerd
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9.01
1313 votes

#21 - Angry Video Game Nerd

The titular Nerd character is an ill-tempered and foul-mouthed video game fanatic. He derives comic appeal from excessive and inventive use of profanity, frequent displays of explicit gestures, and heavy consumption of beer, particularly Rolling Rock or Yuengling, to "soothe the pain". A particular characteristic is his favorable comparison of extremely repulsive and painful, usually firmly scatological, acts to playing the games he reviews. Varying amounts of physical comedy are mixed into the verbal abuse.

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Game Theory
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9.00
174 votes

#22 - Game Theory

They say that knowledge is power. And Nintendo encourages you to “play with power.” So shouldn’t you be playing…with knowledge? Every week (usually Tuesdays), we separate the fact from the fiction in some of your favorite video games. Learn off-the-wall info while we look in-depth at the designer’s decisions for old, new, and forgotten gems. It’s Mythbusters for gamers!

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Team Fortress 2: Meet The Team
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9.00
46 votes

#23 - Team Fortress 2: Meet The Team

TF2 started with nine mercenaries, each with his own distinct personality. Because they live inside a frantic multiplayer shooter, though, the only facets of those personalities people got to see were the screaming, shooting, and being-on-fire parts. Enter the Meet the Team shorts, showcasing the mercs in their off-hours - arguing with their parents, barking orders at their head collections, or just strumming a guitar by the campfire. Also they made a movie about a sandwich.

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The Vault
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9.00
28 votes

#24 - The Vault

The year is 2016. TV sucks. Ratings - at least at one major network - are at an all-time low. Desperate to save their jobs, the executives make an unprecedented decision: It's time to pull the plug. On everything. All programming must go. But what will replace it? Enter "The Vault," the greatest reality television competition in history... Or at least that's how they're selling it. A 24/7 game show that offers more questions than answers. The contestants, college students chosen from all over the country, will have 7 days to uncover its secrets and win a multi-million dollar prize. But once they're locked inside, they'll discover a game that's bigger and stranger than they could have ever imagined.

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Crash Course World History
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9.00
150 votes

#25 - Crash Course World History

John Green teaches you the history of the world.

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?
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9.00
85 votes

#26 - Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Anthony and Ashly Burch are writers and game critics who enjoy videogames, surreal humor, cupcakes, and videogames. In that order. And they make surreal videos in their spare time. The videos aren't that bad.

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Troopers
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9.00
28 votes

#27 - Troopers

In intergalactic war, there are heroes, villains, and then these guys. A new series from CollegeHumor.

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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series
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8.99
125 votes

#28 - Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series

As the name suggests, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series is a dramatically shortened down version of the original series, cutting each episode down from its original twenty minutes. This includes episodes in two or more parts. All characters in the series are voiced by LittleKuriboh, even the female ones, adding to the comical effect of the parody.

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Backdoor Brazil
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8.94
261 votes

#29 - Backdoor Brazil

A series of short comedy films.

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David Mitchell's Soapbox
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8.90
100 votes

#30 - David Mitchell's Soapbox

In the hit series from the star of Peep Show, QI and That Mitchell And Webb Look, comedy genius David Mitchell vents his spleen on modern life in this award winning series of hilarious rants. No subject is off limits. David's targets include the elderly, lying politicians and Anne Robinson. And if necrophilia, the Welsh, the oddly familiar Camelopard and mysterious King Cnut are your thing, look no further. This is British comedy at its most irreverent and brilliantly observed. Have you ever worried that you're not passionate enough about sofas? How to pronounce the word "valet"? Or what to do with a half-dead mouse? Are you confused about public mastication, inflatable hover-forts or the proper etiquette when signing someone's boobs? Well fear not, David is on your side and has the answers.

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F*ck, That's Delicious
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8.82
190 votes

#31 - F*ck, That's Delicious

A show dealing with the often rapped about dining habits of our favorite rapper, Action Bronson. This series captures Action's culinary adventures while on tour.

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Epic Meal Time
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8.80
224 votes

#32 - Epic Meal Time

What you know about cooking?!

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re:View
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8.80
122 votes

#33 - re:View

Mike, Jay, Rich, Jack and Josh discuss movies they actually like.

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
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8.78
313 votes

#34 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the series is told in vlog-style by Lizzie Bennet as she narrates the trials and tribulations of her family life. As in Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie's mother is all too eager to marry her and her sisters off to rich men, so when wealthy medical student Bing Lee moves into the neighborhood and woos the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, it changes the entire dynamic of the family. It isn't long before Bing's even more wealthy friend and heir to an entertainment corporation, the mysterious Darcy, makes his way into the Bennet's lives, too.

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Salad Fingers
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8.75
273 votes

#35 - Salad Fingers

Salad Fingers is a strange creature that lives in a small shack in the middle of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. He is severely mentally ill, possibly as a result of its isolation.

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Nostalgia Critic
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8.70
471 votes

#36 - Nostalgia Critic

Nostalgia Critic is a popular video series created by Chicago comedian Doug Walker. In the show, he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, "I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don't have to," usually opens and ends each video.

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How It Should Have Ended
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8.68
96 votes

#37 - How It Should Have Ended

A look back at how things would have been if your favorite movies had ended just a little differently.

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BuzzFeed Unsolved
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8.63
140 votes

#38 - BuzzFeed Unsolved

BuzzFeed’s hit docuseries follows conspiracy theory enthusiast and paranormal pundit Ryan as he deep-dives into the mysteries surrounding the most notorious paranormal cases and unsolved crimes in history, in order to convince his dubious friend Shane that sometimes, the evidence isn’t always as it seems.

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The Most Popular Girls In School
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8.61
105 votes

#39 - The Most Popular Girls In School

The Most Popular Girls in School is a stop-motion crude-humor comedy web series that aires on Youtube.

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DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High
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8.60
100 votes

#40 - DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High

At Super Hero High School well-known DC heroes attend classes and deal with all the awkwardness of growing up (with the added stress of having superpowers).

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Epic Rap Battles of History
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8.60
307 votes

#41 - Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History, officially shortened to ERB or ERBoH, is a YouTube video series created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series pits famous historical and pop culture figures, either fictional or otherwise, against one another in a rap battle format.

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Helluva Boss
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8.60
543 votes

#42 - Helluva Boss

Follow Blitzo (the 'o' is silent) as he attempts to run a startup killing company in a very competitive market, along with his weapons specialist Moxxie, his powerhouse Millie, and his receptionist hellhound Loona. With the help of an ancient book obtained by one of the princes of Hell, they manage to make their work possible and together they attempt to survive each other while trying to keep their business afloat.

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Like in the Movies
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8.57
78 votes

#43 - Like in the Movies

Karl, an architecture student moves into his uncle's unit, takes on odd jobs online and left short on funds. His neighbor Vlad hiding from his family proposes that they become housemates for the semestral break in exchange for rent.

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Dragon Ball Absalon
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8.57
66 votes

#44 - Dragon Ball Absalon

The series begins twelve years after Goku is seen leaving on Shenron not at the end of Dragon Ball GT, and diverges entirely into its own plot from there, on an alternate timeline from the one which shows Goku Jr. fighting Vegeta Jr. at the World Martial Arts Tournament. In this series, Majuub has reached new levels of power, and has honed the techniques taught to him by Goku. We also see Gotenks finally mature, and Vegeta more powerful than ever.Each character will bring forth their own set of capabilities and purpose, winning fights and being relevant, in order to create an environment that emphasizes teamwork as well as individual worth for each character. In this series, the main set of villains are Saiyans, with abilities highly similar to the Saiyans that we are familiar with. These new Saiyans are more powerful than any threat the Z Fighters have ever faced, but after twelve years of intensive training, our heroes will not be easily defeated

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Girls In The House
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8.56
394 votes

#45 - Girls In The House

Honey, Duny and Alex are three girls who run a hotel and experience the craziest things.

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Carmilla
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8.52
525 votes

#46 - Carmilla

Small town girl Laura Hollis has just finally moved out to go to Silas University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on campus while she deals with her new roomy... a vampire. Based on the J. Sheridan Le Fanu novella.

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BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural
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8.52
45 votes

#47 - BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural

Ryan, ever the believer, embarks on a quest to convince his skeptical friend Shane that the paranormal exists by investigating the evidence around the most notorious supernatural folklore.

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Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
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8.50
230 votes

#48 - Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

Each episode revolves around Yellow Guy, Red Guy and Bird Guy meeting one or several anthropomorphic teacher characters, who begin a musical number related to a basic concept of day-to-day life with a happy upbeat melody similar to that of a nursery rhyme. As the song progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the episode's "teacher" character is subtly trying to condition the main characters to share their own opinions and beliefs about the subject, to humorous effect. The climax of each episode usually involves a shock element with heavy use of gore imagery.

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Hak5
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8.50
442 votes

#49 - Hak5

Hak.5 (Hack Point Five) is not your conventional television show. This is a variety show covering technology, tips, programming, experiments, random goodies, mods, hacks, and laughs. We're not paid to do this, or affiliated with a big media giant. We're power users, administrators, programmers, modders, photographers, gamers, command-line junkies, security enthusiasts, etc, just like you. Instead of building a beowulf cluster for fun, we're building a beowulf cluster for fun, filming it, and sharing the project with you. Welcome to IPTV, welcome to Hak.5!

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Pokémon Generations
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8.43
320 votes

#50 - Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations revisits each generation of the Pokémon video game series to shed new light on some timeless moments. From the earliest days in the Kanto region to the splendor of the Kalos region, go behind the scenes and witness Pokémon history with new eyes!

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