I’ve long been a fan of fan videos. People who love a character or a TV show or a fictional pairing so much, they go and make their own mini movie and upload them to YouTube. A fan made video is how I first stumbled upon the Twilight books years ago. I’ve chosen a couple of videos/songs to share this Friday.
Oz. I watched this gritty, dark and disturbing prison drama when I was in school. It aired late at night, sometimes even the early hours of the morning, so I caught it when I could. It stuck with me, though, and recently I went back and watched all six seasons. Searching “Oz” in YouTube led me to Radiohead’s “All I Need”, focusing on Ryan O’ Reily and Dr. Gloria Nathan. O’ Reily was one of my favourite characters on the show. Intelligent, sneaky and dangerous, he orchestrated the murders of many of his inmates without getting his own hands bloody. He was charming, part of the Irish gang and fell in love with the prison’s doctor. Radiohead have a knack for producing moody, introspective and seductive songs and “All I Need” is a good example.
Roswell. While Liz and Max weren’t my favourite couple from Roswell – that would have to be Michael and Maria who were miles more fun – I like this video and song.
Do you ever watch fan videos on YouTube? If so,share a link in the comments.