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Steve (quick) Reviews: The Midnight Gospel

A quick review on the brand new Netflix series: The Midnight Gospel. Co created by Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. Not exactly what I was expecting, but still an interesting watch...
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  1. Zemo X2

    Zemo X2

    پیش 21 ساعت

    The final episode left me in tears. It made me want to spend more time with my mum.

  2. Viccolas Vic

    Viccolas Vic

    پیش روز

    This was literally one of my favorite shows of all time.

  3. Mary Amalthea

    Mary Amalthea

    پیش 5 روز

    This is one of my favorite shows i cant wait for season two!!

  4. Orchid UO

    Orchid UO

    پیش 15 روز

    I just finished watching the series and I cried like a baby

  5. Gianoho

    Gianoho

    پیش 18 روز

    I’m gonna get sniped when I say that he art style reminds me of adventure time’s rip off (I forgot what it was called)

    • Gianoho

      Gianoho

      پیش 14 روز

      Yeah

    • Chris Rockett

      Chris Rockett

      پیش 14 روز

      The Legend of Lucky Pie?

  6. Alannah Jean

    Alannah Jean

    پیش ماه

    Man the episode with his mother really got me...

  7. Taylor Tipps

    Taylor Tipps

    پیش ماه

    You should review Primal a adult show about a cave man named spear ( I think) and a t-rex named fang

  8. Apollo Monroe

    Apollo Monroe

    پیش ماه

    this review really underplays the arch of the series. I at first agreed with this review while watching and I continued to watch and the final takeaway takes the entire series to see.

  9. Apollo Monroe

    Apollo Monroe

    پیش ماه

    the animation does hold relevance to the pod but I agree it's distracting but I'm also realizing it all was needed for the overall picture and concept of the series.

    • Apollo Monroe

      Apollo Monroe

      پیش ماه

      and episode one is very related specifically, l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F9a6P8f4zUuY%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2_zWM2auMXFLXfi18xD7oJRM7IFt8tIONpAtm2b2Khf99vParjHNv-SEc&h=AT10GFwwtD8DkWrRvCX0qbItTimOYXRJ6Cy77_r-jbmCwB591N5mxxoq0S7FhnE2F2Y_i0G6HD9AKyZ2qC0wABE0wyzFxIFApN0txlIU8k5pu1on7l7hOTu0AxXZFrp7tJFhHA this video has a deeper dive into the series.

  10. creepypasta chica

    creepypasta chica

    پیش ماه

    I’ve seen this show 2 separate time once on acid and once just for fun and honestly it’s great either way. The messages are more clear when on nothing but when on acid you see the point in the show and the subtle messages that only the animation can give you if you are only paying attention to the words spoken by the characters

  11. White Rabbit Rambo

    White Rabbit Rambo

    پیش ماه

    Honestly, i get your point and it makes sense but I feel the clutter helps the viewer...just like in adventure time the flashy colorful background eases the viewer into it, putting the viewer in a state of calmness or relaxation making it seem like a "Kids Show" or something easy to digest, and then out of nowhere comes this really good point. It gives the viewer a false sense of security and then hits them with hard cold issues and or statements that make him/her think about it . Not completely disagreeing with you in fact I also feel it sometimes overdoses this trope. Nothing big just my opinion, but either way good video

  12. Trist Ambre

    Trist Ambre

    پیش ماه

    I'm late I know but still, I started watching this show yesterday, I was high AF and it blown my mind.

  13. Swift Nimblefoot

    Swift Nimblefoot

    پیش ماه

    Well this is about as terrible and unfunny like the improvized humor episodes of Rick and Morty. Animation should be made first, THEN voice acting, not the other way around. They might as well just show pretty pictures around the interviews, they have about as little to do with them as this animation.

  14. Kclar

    Kclar

    پیش 2 ماه

    It also has really awesome song tracks, really enjoyed "bow down to the worms"

  15. mad bastard

    mad bastard

    پیش 2 ماه

    I cried on episode 8

  16. Mr. Kimidori

    Mr. Kimidori

    پیش 2 ماه

    You kinda have to look at this show as an animated podcast rather than a traditional animated show

  17. Mensch Meier

    Mensch Meier

    پیش 2 ماه

    You NEED to watch it stoned.

  18. Jayson Spain

    Jayson Spain

    پیش 2 ماه

    This was the only film to make me cry since I was a kid. I cant explain with words how deep this show got to me. And anyone wondering..... You NEED to see it! (Plus the multiverse simulator is principle vagina)

    • Jayson Spain

      Jayson Spain

      پیش 2 ماه

      Also i assume the pilot was insane and not attached to the interview to bring people in that otherwise wouldn't even love after it. I wasn't a fan at first but was blown away by episode three. Hope that makes sense.

  19. Hemlawk AKA EDK

    Hemlawk AKA EDK

    پیش 2 ماه

    I like this show a lot

  20. Jacobus Gardien

    Jacobus Gardien

    پیش 2 ماه

    Great show for lsd

  21. Fernando Hernandez jr

    Fernando Hernandez jr

    پیش 3 ماه

    I had to stop watching this show a long time ago because of the swearing on 1 episode

  22. dark side of the spoon

    dark side of the spoon

    پیش 3 ماه

    Watched this whole show on acid and wow is all I have to say trips you out in every sense visually and mentally the last episode is crazy

  23. Nefepants

    Nefepants

    پیش 3 ماه

    The entire point is that there's meaningful dialogue happening while completely unrelated chaotic things occur around them. That's life. Everything that happens in this show is a synecdoche for the chaotic and uncontrollable nature of life, and how we have to find quiet and peace in this cacophony.

  24. FBI

    FBI

    پیش 3 ماه

    Watch it the first time, your eyes bleed. Watch it a second time, your brain bleeds.

  25. LevliN

    LevliN

    پیش 3 ماه

    Because of this show I started listening to Duncan's podcast.

  26. pyro buscus

    pyro buscus

    پیش 3 ماه

    the last episode with his mother dying made me sad but not for the reasons you'd think, I was sad because I'll never feel that way about my mother I will not be mourning her loss when she dies.

  27. alliyah torres

    alliyah torres

    پیش 4 ماه

    Idk it’s so therapeutic it’s just so calming

  28. Bixer Does some very stupid things

    Bixer Does some very stupid things

    پیش 4 ماه

    *cries a smol tear*

  29. Rex 84

    Rex 84

    پیش 4 ماه

    I love this show I even thought it was like adventure time. It is something different it is definitely something u would understand more stoned or trippin. episode 8 is emotional but I loved episode 6

  30. FlyingPastaKitty

    FlyingPastaKitty

    پیش 4 ماه

    Bro, I watched the 8th episode and cried several times through it. It's so sad.

  31. Parker Bowman

    Parker Bowman

    پیش 4 ماه

    Duncan Trussel is brilliant. Such an amazing and interesting human.

  32. kutey k

    kutey k

    پیش 4 ماه

    I love finding a show thats different.

  33. Emanuel Ceja

    Emanuel Ceja

    پیش 4 ماه

    Am I the only one who had watched it over 10 times and still would watch it ? Cause I would watch it 100 more times I like it that much

  34. karkats little pogchamp

    karkats little pogchamp

    پیش 5 ماه

    episode 8 made me _𝒔𝒐𝒃_

  35. Herb On the ave

    Herb On the ave

    پیش 5 ماه

    Dunken 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣who’s dunken

  36. Billy Loper

    Billy Loper

    پیش 5 ماه

    I despised this show. I couldn't make it past episode two

  37. Querelle

    Querelle

    پیش 5 ماه

    Just mentioning episode 8 has me crying

  38. OutofContent

    OutofContent

    پیش 5 ماه

    to me its perfect

  39. parritaklk

    parritaklk

    پیش 5 ماه

    I accidentally started at episode 5, and I think it's a better fitting pilot episode than the zombies one, it really feels more like the start of a journey, cause **********MINOR SPOILERS*********** he is supposed to go to a chill planet and ends up in a totally different, dark souls like planet.

  40. ThePeoplesElbow2013

    ThePeoplesElbow2013

    پیش 5 ماه

    I have to say I disagree that the format doesn't work, I think it works very well, but at the end of the day it's an opinion. Like many other people have already said, you definitely missed some connections between the animations and the dialogue. If you personally don't think that it works I have no issue with that, I will definitely admit that this show is not for everyone. Some people will love it and some will hate it. I definitely do agree with your point about the sound effects, I feel that the audio mixing could have been handled a bit better. The only real issue I have with your take on it is simply the fact that you insist that the format doesn't work as if it were a hard lined fact which couldn't be farther from the truth in this case. For me, the animations helped to introduce some levity to otherwise very heavy subjects and managed to do so, in my opinion, without reducing the seriousness of the subject matter. It helped me to relax while talking about some subjects that generally make me feel anxious, the idea of ones own mortality being a big one. I think the entire thing is brilliant quite frankly, though definitely a bit avant garde. That being said, I watch your reviews from time to time and I pretty much always enjoy them, even though I don't always agree with all of your points, and this one is no exception. I like the fact that you're still able to point out the things that you do like even when there are parts of it that you definitely don't like and this review is a great example of that. I personally think it's important to differentiate between things that are bad and things that you don't like and you tend to do a better job than many other reviewers on youtube.

  41. Dave Holland

    Dave Holland

    پیش 5 ماه

    Oh it's this sex pest

  42. Mugu-nugget

    Mugu-nugget

    پیش 5 ماه

    Oh finally my favorite show :3

  43. Kelly Jimeno-Hansen

    Kelly Jimeno-Hansen

    پیش 5 ماه

    I listened to the episodes by themselves once after watching them but in the final episode it’s really just Duncan talking to his mom.

  44. Aiden cox 123

    Aiden cox 123

    پیش 5 ماه

    I am very much like watching the show and appreciated hearing your opinion on it thank you

  45. AJ Farrell

    AJ Farrell

    پیش 5 ماه

    I just recently lost one of my closest childhood friends a couple weeks ago and the last episode got me completely. I was watching the show with my girlfriend (I don’t smoke or anything but she does so I enjoy the themes, she enjoys the visuals, win-win.) and we’d gotten through nearly the whole season to the final episode. I was watching it and thinking about my current situation nearly the whole time, but just about managing to keep it down, but once Clancy’s mom says “I’ll still love you always” or something along those lines while vanishing into the black hole I broke. I was just overtaken with emotion, and I broke down crying right then and there. This show has some clutter and random visuals, but if nothing else watch the final episode. It’s a myriad of the walk through life and if you’ve ever lost a loved one, it will hit you especially hard. It’s truly a beautiful piece of animation and story telling, and knowing the background now it’s even more touching. Anyways though, thank you Steve for this, I really enjoy your videos and commentary on the way to work sometimes so keep up the good work! :)

  46. Turtle Paradise

    Turtle Paradise

    پیش 5 ماه

    Tbh this show feels like what Autism feels like...

    • Turtle Paradise

      Turtle Paradise

      پیش 5 ماه

      And I don't mean that as a joke, it is exactly what it feels like. The extremely distracting stuff reminds me of when I used to get sensory overloads

  47. Death 101 gaming

    Death 101 gaming

    پیش 5 ماه

    Bro I cried at the last episode

  48. Maya Connor

    Maya Connor

    پیش 6 ماه

    Personally, I loved it. I think its not like a lot of animated shows because it's necessary to reflect and find imagery in the animation. Not for everyone tho

  49. Kurt Schawacker

    Kurt Schawacker

    پیش 6 ماه

    If you only watch one episode of Midnight Gospel. It should be episode 8. Excellent episode!

  50. LillyDilly

    LillyDilly

    پیش 6 ماه

    The last episode hit different for me

  51. Hannah Olivier

    Hannah Olivier

    پیش 6 ماه

    The philosophy in this show is so basic i couldn't go past ep 4 Its literally the ramblings of shallow high people who are just now realizing basic facts and incoherences about life I had those at fourteen, and the amount of people who think these are mind blowing revelations heavily concern me, like you never stopped to ponder about the war on drugs, the value of life, introspection?

  52. Seed Supreme

    Seed Supreme

    پیش 6 ماه

    I was very confused what was happening at first

  53. Destined To Fail

    Destined To Fail

    پیش 6 ماه

    I’ve watched this show 4 times over and I’m still learning from it.

  54. LOL Legends of Life

    LOL Legends of Life

    پیش 6 ماه

    Yeah! I think your right, I love the show, visually it's stunning, but i wanted a more cartoon driven narrative? everytime it switched to a podcast I can tell, it's super obvious and really took me out of it. I wanted the interviews to kinda be from the show? You know, talking about their lives as the characters in the show Loved it, but it's just..jarring

  55. Tori

    Tori

    پیش 6 ماه

    I thought i was the only one who couldn't focus on dialogue XD I was worried if i had ADHD or something that couldn't concentrate at all XD But yeah, this show is something new and fresh. I really love it, and it definitely needs a few rewatches to understand it fully.

  56. garlic CRUSH jim

    garlic CRUSH jim

    پیش 6 ماه

    That last episode was worth watching the series.

  57. A water guy.

    A water guy.

    پیش 6 ماه

    How did you watch the first episode-

  58. lojan1990

    lojan1990

    پیش 6 ماه

    The show is not good

  59. Window_Licker Mix

    Window_Licker Mix

    پیش 6 ماه

    I loved this when I watched it

  60. Enrico Bersani

    Enrico Bersani

    پیش 6 ماه

    Tbh I stopped watching after ep 2: I enjoyed both the animation and the dialogue but only separately and found rather stressful to follow both for the entire episode. A lot of shit happens and they talk too fast for a non native speaker, but I get the general appeal.

  61. Future Plays

    Future Plays

    پیش 6 ماه

    never mess with time travel its causes dif effects in their timeline

  62. Araceli Guzman

    Araceli Guzman

    پیش 6 ماه

    do crossing swords

  63. ralphy varela

    ralphy varela

    پیش 6 ماه

    I tried watching it and tried to understand what was going on, but I kept focusing on either the visuals or the podcast, making my experience with it irritating as I would rewind it and try to understand and, by the end of the episode, learned absolutely nothing of what's going on. Personally, I don't like the show cause it did feel very cluttered, and the only episode that I actually enjoyed was the last episode.

  64. K X

    K X

    پیش 6 ماه

    hahaha no.

  65. Ductah Jimothy

    Ductah Jimothy

    پیش 6 ماه

    The first episode was a tiny bit clunky but I reckon they did a splendid job on everything after once they really knew what they were doing.

  66. Cole Criswell

    Cole Criswell

    پیش 6 ماه

    In the end if episode one they show what they learned by using an anidote drug that takes them out of the zombie trance and gets them eaten alive, showing that drugs can be bad or good

  67. Marcella D

    Marcella D

    پیش 6 ماه

    The show sounds very interesting.

  68. SwordTune

    SwordTune

    پیش 6 ماه

    I found the competition between the interview and action the most charming. I liked how little fucks they seem to give once they get engrossed in their discussion, like it's somehow so profound that nothing else matters.

  69. TVirus91

    TVirus91

    پیش 6 ماه

    I dont know under how many videos of this show I commented but I dont seem to get tired to do so. I love this show! Have seen the season maybe 20 times already and everytime I discover new details. And of course episode 8... damn no matter how many times I watch this when the point comes where Duncan asks "theres no way to stop the heart from breaking so what do you do against all that heartbreak?" And his mom simply answers with "You cry..." My own tears burst out of me before the animation on screen shows Clancy's tears... just like an waterfall.... and after that I always feel like a few Kilos fell off my chest. I hope they get to do another season!!!

  70. Canceled Artist

    Canceled Artist

    پیش 7 ماه

    Man I cried at the last episode. It hurts

  71. Codename: Xelda

    Codename: Xelda

    پیش 7 ماه

    I watch an episode every night and I'm still disappointed there's only about 8 episodes...

  72. Milkshaketurtle79

    Milkshaketurtle79

    پیش 7 ماه

    This show is meant to be watched tripping. That's what the visuals are for.

  73. The Jade

    The Jade

    پیش 7 ماه

    I watched the midnight Gospel with my best friend and we had a blast watching it, we both had a good time even tho Ill Agree the visuals can be distracting of the conversation. Episode 8 made us cry like a bunch of babies on call and now that I know the true story behind the podcast...it makes this show so much better....

  74. R603 Burakkusuta

    R603 Burakkusuta

    پیش 7 ماه

    I tried it, I hate it.

  75. Sal Deluca

    Sal Deluca

    پیش 7 ماه

    Wow. I just got into this guys content and this show and here they both are. Neat

  76. Richard Baker

    Richard Baker

    پیش 7 ماه

    Do keep in mind the show is created to be watched while high

  77. Ashh

    Ashh

    پیش 7 ماه

    I remember watching this and doing embroidery and I just loved this show. The last episode had me in tears cause I know what it's like to have a parent with cancer. It sucks and every moment counts. This show while making me very sad at times, also made me feel so relax. I recommend everyone watch it from the first episode. The art is beautiful and the only thing I'd change is that there is only I episodes. Puts u in a headspace and really makes you think. This show us just beautiful

  78. KingSpoderMan

    KingSpoderMan

    پیش 7 ماه

    I am sure you didnt have subtitles on while watching the show. To be sure i enjoyed the show/podcast/animation. And even if it would sound a bit crazy. It answered a some questions for me. Made me fell more zen. And also the activity in the background was pretty interesting sometimes. The single thing I still wonder about is Clancy's sister

  79. Organic Watergoose

    Organic Watergoose

    پیش 7 ماه

    I don't think you understand this show.

  80. Ariel de la Cruz

    Ariel de la Cruz

    پیش 7 ماه

    Really pretentious show, still i think with how different is each episode they should be held separately, i would say the only ones that weren't full "fortune cookies" where the prison, the death and the mother episodes. The concept is actually good, but the execution is rather questionable, if they could give more focus and deep to a next season the show could truly be great.

  81. Uwu Hooman

    Uwu Hooman

    پیش 7 ماه

    When you put your Netflix account on adult

  82. TheGoldenDunsparce

    TheGoldenDunsparce

    پیش 7 ماه

    Okay, but, is it just me, or are that dude's Powerpuff Girls eyes super distracting to anyone else?

  83. Captain Cheek Clapper

    Captain Cheek Clapper

    پیش 7 ماه

    I finally know what Arabic turtle is from now! Creature comforts

  84. Kalib Kitwana

    Kalib Kitwana

    پیش 7 ماه

    Ummm all of the visuals are increasingly important to the main idea of the podcast wow I didn’t realize that people could be so dense that it goes over its head... I mean obviously this show about existentialism would have immense imagery to further portray its point but some people just see it as a bunch of bs and think it’s worthless... now that’s sad

  85. Béla Málnási

    Béla Málnási

    پیش 7 ماه

    The Midnight Gospel is unique, it's the herald of a new genre. The animation represents the conversation in a metaphorical way, you can observe it if you change your narrow perspective.

  86. ragnorock cookie

    ragnorock cookie

    پیش 7 ماه

    Yahh no I like midnight gospel more becouse of the animation not complementing what the characters are saying becouse then we get to see other parts of the world and storie separated of the main story of the character. It make the world feel even more alive. So yahh I Doo disagree of what you sead.

  87. Bluebird 21024

    Bluebird 21024

    پیش 7 ماه

    The colour palette of this show hurts my eyes. I'm not saying it's bad tho.

  88. Jeremy Lipton

    Jeremy Lipton

    پیش 7 ماه

    Fuck you steven

  89. snow4 summer

    snow4 summer

    پیش 7 ماه

    I could see it both ways but I do think that's a zombie metaphor worked well with the drugs conversation at least what I seen it seemed as though it was trying to point out how scary something could look on the outside people are infected and falling apart and that's the only way you get to see it but once they were infected they realized it wasn't so scary on the other side which is a pretty apt metaphor for most drugs But it is also true that a lot of interesting things are going on in the animation and also going on in the conversation which makes it hard to focus on both specially someone like me with ADHD

  90. dino sambo

    dino sambo

    پیش 7 ماه

    I personally was able to lay attention to most of what they were saying but there were a few parts such as when that monsters add ate one of the characters boyfriends.

  91. Sad Nigga

    Sad Nigga

    پیش 7 ماه

    i think it is rather telling that i watched the whole season twice now and the only thing that sticks to my mind about the entire show is "i wanna hear you say it? say you fucked my wife!" also there was some talk about Ghandi, i dunno

  92. The Entrepremooner

    The Entrepremooner

    پیش 7 ماه

    Yeah, this show didn't do it for me. I love the art, but I'm not a fan of the podcast dialogue and I abhor stoner culture, which this show exudes straight and obvious from the pilot.

  93. Minto

    Minto

    پیش 7 ماه

    The final episode made me sob like a little baby

  94. sakurahtf55

    sakurahtf55

    پیش 7 ماه

    So I started watching this video but stopped after a minute cuz I wanted to watch it myself. I love this show. I just finished it and it's a mixture between crazy situations and actual conversations between people. The first episode was a little odd but I liked how calm they were during a zombie apocalypse. Definitely a good change in pace. Also the last episode hit me like a truck. A beautiful and powerful message behind it. Please watch it if you have the chance

  95. christopher long

    christopher long

    پیش 7 ماه

    Everybody knows this show only makes any sense on LSD.

  96. Michael Welsh

    Michael Welsh

    پیش 7 ماه

    For me the prison episode was the best one. Not only was it interviewing a person I already knew about and respected (occultist and mystic Jason Louv), but the theme of the interview (Buddhism and reincarnation) and the prison narrative (An inmate attempting to escape and being reborn and starting again every time he is killed, learning to be less violent each time) tied together nicely. And the song the prisoner sings at the end when their tongue grows back is nothing short of beautiful.

  97. ZeroZmm-JN

    ZeroZmm-JN

    پیش 7 ماه

    I felt the same way about the animation and I actually noticed it was weird from the first episode. It felt like one of those Game Grumps Animated videos, where the animation depicts what's happening in the game and they sometimes react to it, but often they are babbling about other stuff.

  98. Hikikomori _

    Hikikomori _

    پیش 7 ماه

    The final episode made me tear up

  99. Dango

    Dango

    پیش 7 ماه

    That thumbnail description would also fit adventure time.

  100. SLONGEST KONGEST

    SLONGEST KONGEST

    پیش 7 ماه

    The animation isnt supposed to connect for the most part .

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