Nostalgia Critic is an American review comedy web series created, written, edited, directed and performed by Italian-born American web comedian Doug Walker.The series initially launched on You Tube in July 2007 before moving to Walker's own site That Guy with the Glasses, then to Channel Awesome.Now that I’m officially Old©, I find myself more and more drawn to tracing patterns.The other day I mentioned to Elisa that her son, Grey, wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Michael Bay, and that got me a look.The show follows Walker as the titular Nostalgia Critic, a bitter and sarcastic critic who reviews films and television shows from his childhood and recent past, usually with comically exaggerated rage.
All of Channel Awesome's content was hosted by Blip or You Tube prior to the former's shutdown in August 2015.
Walker briefly retired the series in August 2012 to work on other projects, even writing the character out of existence in the Channel Awesome film To Boldly Flee.
However, on January 23, 2013, Walker announced the show's imminent return in a narrative video called "The Review Must Go On".
Okay, I might joke that it was Michael Bay (with me, all roads lead to Michael Bay), but really it was Channel Awesome. I could never have anticipated back in 2008 that decision to apply to be “Nostalgia Chick” would have such a profound impact on my life.
If you’re reading this most probably it is because of the exposure I got from Channel Awesome.