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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
The highest paid YouTuber reviews toys + the end of The Good Place?
ABW is by Dan Barrett who is deep in Marvelous Mrs Maisel land right now. Don't disturb him.
When you think about successful YouTubers, you’re likely thinking of a twentysomething talking about video games, or fashion. But the truth is that the most successful YouTube star is Ryan of Ryan’s Toy Review. He reviews toys and pulled in US$22 million doing it. Adding to his wealth is the recent toy line now selling in US department stores.
The Good Place has been greenlit for a fourth season, but the episode count is yet to be revealed. And that may be telling in itself. Reduced episode count? Possible final season?
When a man looks back at his body of work, he wants to make sure that it meant something. That it has a legacy. So, for Tom Cruise, that meant teaming up with Christopher McQuarrie to release a video online to protest the biggest problem currently confronting us all: motion smoothing on your TV set.
I don’t know what your social media timelines are like, but mine are filled with people complaining about the cancellation of Daredevil - a show I saw barely anyone discussing when new seasons dropped. Parrot Analytics claim that the show was one of the biggest for Netflix, but take that (and any data from Parrot) with an absolute grain of salt - just because people are talking about a show doesn’t mean they watch it. Grace and Frankie doesn’t really have a whole lot of talking points for audiences to take to social media with its hot takes, but I suspect it’s doing just fine.
“I’m looking forward to a bit of sleep. And then I’m looking forward to the next big challenge, whether that’s at Nine, or elsewhere. 2019 is going to be a huge year for the show, and for the newly expanded company. I wish the amazing team at Today, and all the brilliant people at Nine, nothing but success.”
That’s it from me today.
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