No need to grab the TV remote — some of the best series out there are accessible on Youtube. So today we will be looking at the Top 10 series on YouTube. Yes, it has plenty of online series of its own, and, yes, they’re good. Some of them are made by really amazing YouTubers. Check them out!
1. Bad Internet
It’s no secret that we all depend a little bit too much on technology. This series from College Humor parodies our dependence on phones, Uber, Amazon, and more — YouTube itself is no exception. However, this show is funny enough that it’s worth giving in to that dependence and putting a few hours into watching it. This might not be the series to watch with your youngest kids, but older ones will get it. Common Sense Media recommends “Bad Internet” for kids 16 and older.
2. Furze World Wonders
Colin Furze is an inventor with quite a lot of brainpower to spare. As such, he bestows fans with his smarts to help them achieve their goals, whether they’re traditionally inventive or not. For example, in an episode, he tries to make a group of indie musicians becomes “rock gods.”
3. We Are Savvy
This series follows four young internet aficionados as they uncover all of the fun, weird, and otherwise exciting things the web has to offer. Your children will feel inspired by the fact that kids their age are leading the show’s DIYs, interviews, and introducing other online finds.
4. Dan and Phil – The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire
Chances are if you know anything about YouTube celebrities, you’ve heard of Dan and Phil. They posted their first video in September 2014, and by March 2015, they had 1 million subscribers. Their silly clips have become internet memes, and their stories, sketches, and interactions with their fans are what “The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire” is all about. Dan and Phil’s tour shows clips from their live performances, including behind-the-scenes videos about the inception of the tour and life on the road.
5. Single By 30
Not everything on YouTube is purely comedic. This is a dramedy and more of a family show if you have kids that are 14 or older. This show follows two friends who made a pact to marry by 30 and, surprise, that big birthday is just around the corner. They try to date others, though, and their tribulations in the world of modern dating make the show fun.
6.Kings of Atlantis
The youngest of YouTubers will love this cartoon series. The show’s protagonists, Cody and Joe, are in the midst of regaining power over the city of Atlantis, a right taken from them by the show’s bad guy, King Phaeton. Your kids will love the action, and you’ll enjoy the lessons about friendship and history that come with it.
7.MatPat’s Game Lab
If you have passionate gamers in your home, “MatPat’s Game Lab” could be a great series for them. The show combines the games they love with the real-life science behind them. Your kids can even interact with the YouTube channel, clicking through and looking around 360-degree clips that bring virtual reality to your home without a fancy headset
8. 12 Deadly Days
This is a kind of scary but a funny series is perfect for kids in their mid-teens. Gather the family around to see what happens in Saturn, California, a town that’s cursed even at the happiest time of the year: Christmas. The dozen days mentioned in the title are a reference to that classic holiday jingle, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
9. Escape the Night
Is your family into elimination-style reality series? YouTube has you covered with “Escape the Night. “Hosted by Joey Graceffa, a YouTube celebrity in his own right, the show transports participants from the modern age into a bygone era. Then, they’re plunked right into a fictional murder mystery, where they have to solve puzzles to survive a fictional death and elimination from the show. Common Sense Media recommends “Escape the Night” for kids 14 and older.
10. Her Story
This six-part drama, co-created by Jen Richards and Laura Zak, centers on two trans women struggling to date in L.A. In some ways, Her Story is kind of like Caleb Gallo’s more serious older sibling. It never gets as outright jokey, but you’re still in for a sensitive, thoughtful, and enlightening watch. It was nominated for an Outstanding Short film Drama Emmy in 2016. It should have won.