I’m generally a lurker, but while watching the recent episode of “Game Two” I decided to post it here to give it a little exposure.
It is a show I really enjoy; a real gem!
In particular this (short) sketch motivated me to just post it:
(It is meant as a comment on the fast time to kill in the recently released Battlefield 5) https://youtu.be/Tjy3SQPXJ0s?t=608
The show already has decent view numbers (about 220 000 views on their main series with 290 000 abos). They also got recently approved to be continued in 2019.
But I believe that there are still a lot of people (understanding German) who don’t know about it - personally I missed the first 2 years of the show, because I simply did not know it existed.
(Btw: If you live in Germany you have to pay the tax that pays for it anyway )
I’m also really interested if this show is enjoyable when not understanding German. Meaning: Relying on the automatic translated captions (they are generally decent because there is a manual close caption for German)
For those who have heard of or watched the predecessor “Game One”: It is the same format with basically the same people.
For those unaware: It is a weekly >30min per episode format. Each episode has about 2 reviews of (recent) games, a short news segment and an opinion piece.
I believe you could compare the reviews to the “angry reviews” of the YT channel AngryJoeShow - but “Game Two” is (in my opinion) better, because…
- … the sketches are of a higher quality.
- … the sketches are woven into the review.
- … there is a new episode every week.
- … they are not monetized; no ad running at the beginning.
I am really curios what your impression of the show “Game Two” is!
(simplified, hopefully correct) answers to possible questions about the aforementioned tax:
Basically every household in Germany has to pay it (about 20$ per month)
You pay for the so called “öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk” (word by word translation: public legal broadcast), which includes radio, television and online education, information, entertainment and news services.
The “öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk” is pretty much independent of the government.
I included the tax for two reasons: I believe it will drive more clicks and I think it is a nice fun fact.