My favorite show right now

One of my favorite hard-to-track internet statistics is the ever-increasing rate of hours of video uploaded to YouTube per minute; as of January 23, according to Reuters, it was at 60.  If you enjoy as much as a quarter of a percent of that content, then YouTube provides content you would enjoy at a rate faster than you could possibly have time to watch it. I have no idea what percentage of YouTube content I would like.  There are vast depths of YouTube content that I wouldn't have the first clue about how to find, nevermind which parts of that content I might like now, or that I could learn to enjoy if I became invested in the genre.

That said, I'm subscribed to enough YouTube content that I could get by without any other avenues of entertainment, and there are channels I know I'd like, but that I don't follow because it's just too much stuff.  Every micro-genre of content I follow has loads of channels producing content that I don't bother looking into, because every single one puts out enough content to last me a lifetime.

One of the many implications of this is that I have a new favorite show pretty frequently.  Like, I really liked Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later, and Crash Course: World History is still one of the highlights of my Thursdays.

Lately, though, the show I look forward to watching the most is Modded Minecraft with Docm77 & Monkeyfarm.  It's part of the Minecraft Let's Play genre, videos of people who play Minecraft and talk while they're doing it.  I got into the genre watching Etho's tutorials, and subscribed to Docm77 when he started the new World Tour videos.

This particular series features Docm77 and Monkeyfarm (a Minecraft YouTuber I don't follow) playing together in a Minecraft server that features mods approximating the Tekkit pack, a popular massive expansion to the functionality of Minecraft.

The decline of high-production value blockbuster content is one of the great laments of the digital era, and it's going to create weird new relationships between people and entertainment.  Twenty years ago it was fair to assume most people would be in touch with the same set of references as you.  Now, it's possible that most of the people you meet are cultural foreigners.