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Only one site can stand toe-to-toe with Netflix The Ultimate Netflix Guide: Everything You Wanted To Know About Netflix But Were Afraid To Ask The Ultimate Netflix Guide: Everything You Wanted To Know About Netflix But Were Afraid To Ask Find out all the best tips and tricks to use Netflix anywhere, any time. This guide is everything you ever needed to know about using Netflix. Read More when it comes to binge-watching, and that site is YouTube. Need a pick-me-up? Want to laugh away your stress? Or just have some time to kill? Then YouTube may be the remedy.

These popular channels all have one thing in common: entertainment value. Some of them may not be your cup of tea, but we guarantee that you’ll end up loving at least one of them — maybe even several of them! Give them all at least one try. You won’t be disappointed.

Note: Just be careful that you don’t let the binge-watching get out of hand. YouTube can quickly become a massive time-waster How to Really Block Time-Wasting Websites How to Really Block Time-Wasting Websites Finding yourself unproductive because of distracting sites? Block them. No, seriously: block them. If you've got work to get done, and you can't focus because the Internet is too fascinating, make it impossible for your... Read More if you let your guard down!

Epic Rap Battles of History

As far as binge-worthy entertainment goes, few channels are as consistent in both quality and delivery as Epic Rap Battles of History. Every single episode — each of which is only a few minutes long — is fresh, fun, and full of laugh-inducing lines.

For those who don’t know, Epic Rap Battles of History takes famous figures throughout history (or pop culture) and pits them against each other for a few rounds of verbal sparring. The lyrics are written from the point-of-view of each character, which is what makes it so entertaining.

Still confused? Just watch the Picasso vs. Bob Ross battle in the video above. If you love this — and millions of people do — then you should check out our list of the funniest Epic Rap Battles of History 5 Of The Funniest & Best Written Epic Rap Battles Of History [Best Of YouTube] 5 Of The Funniest & Best Written Epic Rap Battles Of History [Best Of YouTube] Every once in a while, somebody on YouTube manages to come up with an amazing idea that just seems so simple in hindsight. It’s even better when the people behind that idea are talented and... Read More (as well as our updated list of five more Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube] Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube] What do you get when you take two famous figures from history and pit them against each other in a rap battle to the death? You get Epic Rap Battles of History, an incredibly entertaining... Read More ).

5 Second Films

These films truly live up to their gimmick. Each video is nine seconds long (four seconds of intro, five seconds of content) and they’re all dense enough to pack a whopping punchline. Some are better than others, of course, but they’re all pretty good.

The thing about these 5 Second Films is that they’re individually so short that none of them are entirely satisfying — and that fuels the need to binge-watch several of them at once. It’s way too easy to lose half an hour with these.

Not sure where to begin? Start with our compilation of the funniest 5 Second Films to watch 10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing 10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing Did you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels? I've compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re... Read More .

Zero Punctuation

If you’re a fan of PC games, then you can’t miss Zero Punctuation. A lot of video game reviewers have popped up on YouTube over the past few years, but Zero Punctuation was a pioneer — and still reigns as one of the funniest and most relevant of them all.

Zero Punctuation’s claim to fame is two-fold: its characteristic talk-without-taking-any-breaths approach to communication, and the snarky way in which the narrator criticizes various aspects of the games under review. It’s as entertaining as it is informative, which is why so many people love Zero Punctuation reviews.

Looking for a taste of what’s in store? Start with Zero Punctuation’s greatest hits The 10 Greatest Hits Of Zero Punctuation Reviews The 10 Greatest Hits Of Zero Punctuation Reviews Video game reviews are notoriously hard to judge, as a genre that one person loves will be hated by another. Using websites which draw reviews from numerous sources in order to give an average score,... Read More . Each review is only a few minutes long, so the series is seriously worthy of being binged on.

Cinemassacre

Cinemassacre is actually the production channel for a handful of different gaming-related YouTube series — the most popular is the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN), but the channel also has movie reviews and board game antics.

Like Zero Punctuation, the AVGN series is one about video game reviews, but with a twist: not only does it focus on games that are absolutely terrible, it ramps up the, “Oh my God, this pisses me off” factor as each review goes on.

It’s certainly not for everybody but the show has plenty of fans, and if you find that you do enjoy it, then there are over 100 episodes for you to binge on. With each episode being around 10 to 20 minutes, that’s a lot of potential binge-watching in your future.

Extra Credits

It’s one thing to play video games, but another thing to understand video games. There’s a lot that goes into the design of a game, and the Extra Credits channel tries to break things down in a way that the average gamer can grasp. But to be clear, Extra Credits isn’t always right.

Experienced game designers know that everything they say is overly simplified, that game design is a complicated field that often lacks clear-cut answers. However, as lightweight entertainment for gamers and amateur game developers, Extra Credits fits the bill well.

CinemaSins

“No movie is without sin. We exist mostly just to remind you of that.” It’s a simple concept, but when executed as brilliantly as this channel manages it, you get a wonderfully entertaining channel that ends up teaching you about characters, narratives, and tropes.

In each episode, CinemaSins takes a particular film and pokes fun at its various elements. Sometimes it deals with story inconsistencies, other times it emphasizes continuity goofs. Mostly it just makes wry commentary — but in all things, it’s lighthearted and silly.

Episodes are anywhere from three to 20 minutes long, so no matter how much time you have to kill, there’s something that will fit your schedule.

Songify This

Schmoyoho’s Songify This channel played a big part in establishing some well-known memes in the early 2010s. It’s possible that the world may have never known about the Double Rainbow Guy, Antoine Dodson, or Backin’ Up if it wasn’t for Schmoyoho.

Long story short, these guys take semi-popular Web clips and turn them into songs using auto-tune technology — and many of these songs are actually quite catchy (and, of course, silly).

Bad Lip Reading

Take any clip of someone talking — whether from a film, a TV show, or even a press conference — and dub it over with your own words, but in a way that still matches the lip movements of the clip. It’s harder to do than you might think, but when done well, can be hilarious.

Therefore, due to the difficulty, Bad Lip Reading videos can be hit or miss. However, if there’s a Bad Lip Reading for a movie or show you’ve already seen, there’s a good chance that it’ll be funny (because you know the original context). Regardless, these are great for binging.

Want to start with some good ones? Here are the best Bad Lip Reading videos that we’ve seen Need A Laugh? Brighten Up Your Day With These Bad Lip Readings Need A Laugh? Brighten Up Your Day With These Bad Lip Readings Are you a fan of parody humor? If so, you’ll love the Bad Lip Reading series of videos on YouTube. The gist: take well-known clips and add hilarious lip reading interpretations. Read More .

Slow Mo Guys

Explosive sequences are already exciting as they are, but when you slow them down by several orders of magnitude, they become exponentially more interesting. Don’t believe me? The Slow Mo Guys do nothing but slow down clips and have almost 7 million subscribers.

I know it sounds silly, but as the above video shows, it’s surprisingly entertaining. You think you’d get sick of it in just a few minutes or so, but it somehow sucks you in. Every new slow-motion video is yet another awe-inspiring bit of footage.

At the very least, check out these unbelievable super-slow-motion videos 11 Unbelievable Super Slow-Mo Videos (And How to Record Your Own) 11 Unbelievable Super Slow-Mo Videos (And How to Record Your Own) With slow motion footage, we can witness never-before-seen details in events that we usually take for granted. Here's how to make such videos yourself. Read More . Even if the Slow Mo Guys channel doesn’t blow your mind, these videos definitely will.

Which Channels Do You Binge-Watch?

There are hundreds of other popular YouTube channels that probably deserve a spot on this list, including those run by well-known creators such as Nigahiga, PewDiePie, and Freddie Wong.

Unfortunately, we had to pick the best of the best, or you would have got bored and stopped reading a while ago. However, we welcome you adding to this list with your own suggestions of popular YouTube channels worth binge-watching.

So tell us, which entertainment YouTube channels do you think are best for binge-watching? Any genre, any size — just let us know all about them in the comments below!

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  1. Dani
    July 16, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Without a doubt We Are Salmonella. She has a really amazing Dream Time series where she re-creates her dreams. Super cool concept & really well made. She also has an amazing web series called Emma/Nella that is super impressive and high quality. This girl is wayyyyy underrated. Been watching a while and it's seriously worth checking out. She should have a TON of subscribers. Seriously.

    • Joel Lee
      July 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks Dani. I don't know if they sound like my cup of tea but I will give them a few views before deciding. :)

  2. phan trash
    January 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

    AmazingPhil and danisnotonfire
    go bonge watch them

  3. Dennis
    December 11, 2015 at 4:48 am

    There are several YouTube channels that carry "8 Out of 10 Cats" material. This is a series of BBC TV programs that feature comedians as the contestants. I don't understand a lot of it because of the language and local news content, but it is still funny after several views. Check it out.

    • Joel Lee
      December 15, 2015 at 4:28 am

      Oh yes, comedy programs are really good for binging. I'll check it out, thanks Dennis!

  4. Squalle
    December 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    The NFL bad lip-reading is gonna kill me. I laugh so hard it gets hard to breath. Seriously. That is pure youtube genius!

    • Joel Lee
      December 15, 2015 at 4:27 am

      Haha, glad you liked it! :)

  5. Károly Németh
    December 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I also watching CinemaSins. Screen Rant is similar but WatchMojo is talking about both "direction".

    Good Mythical Morning, CrazyRussianHacker and Go Tech Yourself (RIP Drunk Tech Review) are funny also.

    FPSRussia and FullMag have some explosions.

    • Joel Lee
      December 15, 2015 at 4:27 am

      I wasn't a big fan of the few Screen Rant videos I've seen. Watch Mojo sounds cool. I've always wanted to learn a bit more about direction. I'll check out your other suggestions too. Thanks Károly!

  6. Saim
    December 9, 2015 at 9:27 am

    hey what about pewdiepie ??

  7. likefun butnot
    December 9, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Wil Wheaton's Tabletop appears to have been shot and edited as if it were meant as a half-hour reality TV series, but I like it a lot. Some episodes have better chemistry than others, but they're all enjoyable.

    I don't like the schtick of Epic Meal Time, but the guys who made it also had a short run series called "Epic Chef" that I wish they would bring back, because it's by far the greatest thing they've ever done.

    All of "Welcome to Night Vale" is on Youtube. It's normally a podcast. Doesn't matter. Stream it anyway.

    Alton Brown has extended segments from Good Eats plus his own Youtube-original content. Yes, I did want to watch five videos in a row about making Mac and Cheese!

    As a pianist, Professor Richard Grayson's ImproveElectronic channel is one of my favorites. His great trick is his ability to improvise themes in the style of famous composers on demand, such as The Imperial March in the style of Beethoven.

    Probably the very first series I ever watched in a Youtube binge was the "PHB PSAs", a series of shorts about the tribulations of the various characters used throughout the Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook. The channel is ancient by Youtube standards, but someone even mildly familiar with Dungeons and Dragons, roleplaying or just the tropes of a fantasy setting will find things to laugh about.

    • Joel Lee
      December 15, 2015 at 4:26 am

      Oh wow, I didn't know Alton Brown had original content on YouTube. I learned so much from Good Eats, and now it's time for me to binge that and learn some more. Thanks likefun! (Your other recommendations were great, too.)

  8. John Everett
    December 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I would have looked at all of those, but the rap battle one gave me a headache.

    • Joel Lee
      December 9, 2015 at 4:19 am

      Sorry about that. The good news is that the other 8 have nothing to do with rap battles, so feel free to explore the other ones when you get a chance. :)

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