Tag Archives: Teens React

Try not to smile or laugh – allow us to steal some of your time!

So one of the occasional features on the Fine Bros Entertainment YouTube channel that we liked was when they showed them videos and told them to try not to smile or laugh. Whoever made it through all the videos was a winner. Some of the clips they show make it really hard, with looping fails or slow motion.

React Channel logoWith their newer channel, just called React, they have turned this into a far more frequent thing, up to 24 episodes now where all it is is these challenges. It also opened it up to being not just one group (Teens, Elders, Kids, Adults, YouTubers…) doing the challenge, but instead a mix.

I just looked and saw we haven’t really mentioned this on the blog, even though we watch all of these when they’re posted! Often the videos themselves we can resist laughing at, but the reactors – when they laugh, and then catch themselves laughing and realize they’re out – we end up laughing at or with. In other words, we’re not very good at this at all.

So here’s the playlist, currently 24 challenges. Enjoy!

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Teens Show Grasp of Problematic Representations

So the recent episode of react videos from the Fine Bros actually brings up a really interesting topic. The video is Teens React to Blurred Lines, where they have teens watching the PG version of the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines music video. First off I have to be grateful because I have neither heard the song or seen the music video. I had heard about it slightly, but just did not care enough to watch it myself. After watching the watching of the video I am even more happy to say that I never watched it myself.

The most interesting thing that happens during the video is when the teens really examine the video and what it means about the song, many of them are a bit taken back. Many of them even liked the song before watching the video, but the more they heard about Thicke’s comments on the video and the video itself there seemed to be a turning of opinion.

There is a great moment where one of the teens even says that if we just shrug off what is happening in the song and in the video than nothing will change. It was kind of amazing to see this from a bunch of teens when there are some adults who do not understand that concept (just look at almost any comment section dealing with criticism of a specific media). So I highly recommend watching the video above and let me know what you think about the teens reactions.

The Fine Bros Stole My Evening

So, I did have a plan for something to post for tonight, an idea I have actually been thinking about for a couple of weeks, but that will have to wait until Wednesday because David and I got sucked into the react videos by The Fine Bros. If you do not know who The Fine Bros are, they do a series of different groups reacting to videos; including Elders, Teens, Kids, and YouTubers. They react to trailers, tv, viral videos, music, anything you can think of probably they could have people react to it.

It started out just me showing David the latest YouTubers React video and very quickly spiraled out of control. The thing that YouTube is really great at is getting you to watch more YouTube. It is a sick twisted spiral that can suck all your time away. So for tonight here are our favorite react videos by The Fine Bros. Continue reading