December 11, 2023

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YouTube Selection: A Lawyer Looks At A Controversial Series Finale

A lawyer takes a different kind of look at a controversial series finale.

Recently, the last episode of Game of Thrones left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths, especially around here.

But there have been other controversial endings.  And YouTuber Legal Eagle has some thoughts on the series finale of Seinfeld.

Legal Eagle’s channel is mostly there to explain how realistic court room scenes are in movies and TV shows.  Everything he does is from a legal perspective.  As such, he isn’t here to say the last episode of Seinfeld sucks or it isn’t funny or whatever.  He’s here to say how all the legal stuff in that infamous episode would work in the real world.  He even makes it clear he hasn’t seen much of the original show.  That isn’t to say he’s humorless or dry or anything along those lines.  No, he’s just here to say what in that last episode would or would not fly in a courtroom.

Anyway, here it is:

By the by, I considered putting up the six part audio drama “A Voice in the Dark” that was posted by multiple channels, including some I follow.  It’s rather impressive.  A  number of YouTube producers recorded an audio drama, probably all of them from the comfort of their own homes, and some of them posted it to their respective channels.  Sure, some of them had weaker audio reception than others, but it was ambitious if nothing else.  I ultimately decided not to for two reasons.

The first was it helps if you follow these channels and have for a while.  They were set up for long time fans, and many of the producers are essentially in-character as their YouTube personas for the whole thing.  Plus, there’s some history there involving a site they all used to belong to that, well, you’d know all about if you follow them.

Second, content providers like these folks get whatever monetary rewards YouTube feels like sharing based on stuff like sharing the videos…so which producer’s uploads should I use?  They’re all the same videos.  Do I go with the ones who seemed to do more work than others judging by the closing credits?  The ones with smaller subscriber numbers to give them a boost, however small?  I wasn’t sure.  So, I’ll just say if that sort of thing strikes your fancy, go check it out on your own.