Many people, especially teens, are familiar with YouTube and their many videos. From anima to music and more, if it’s a video, you are likely to find it there. It doesn’t matter what your interest is, you can search for it and likely find various videos in response to your query. I’ve watched many crafting videos there to learn how to do many things. It’s a super cool place to visit and can be very addicting as well.
Last year, as Marching Season came to an end and my son, no longer needing me to drive him to and from school after hours, as a typical teenage boy, spoke to me for a total of 5-10 minutes daily. This included rides to and from school and while we ate dinner together. To say I was feeling alone is an understatement. Especially since the previous year and a half I’d spent taking care of a sick friend 24/7 and his passing left me with a lot of free time.
In typical teenage fashion, probably to get me off his back, he told me about how he loves to watch various YouTube videos and that there were a lot of channels there and I may find something of interest on it, since I was not into watching television all that much.
YouTube suggested a number of videos to watch, one of which was Super Carlin Brothers. Super Carlin Brothers is two young men, who started a year long conversation with each other via video uploads in May of 2012. What got me hooked on their channel was their love of Harry Potter and Pixar.
So began the journey to binge watch every video they made from day one to the present. LOL! Who are the Super Carlin Brothers? Two brothers from the Roanoke, VA area who were inspired by John & Hank Green to start to start their own YouTube channel and see where it would go.
Jonathan Carlin or “J” , the older brother, was super excited to be a new video maker and was very enthusiastic from day one. All of his videos were intense and fun; because of his obvious love of doing them.
Ben Carlin, on the other hand, looked terrified for his first year or so. He was not as comfortable as his older brother with the idea of making videos, let alone being put on the internet for anyone in the world to watch. It made him seem vulnerable and sweet.
They also have a younger brother, Tyler, who has guest appeared in several videos; but is not a regular on the channel.
As the years began to pass, they became more and more invested in their channel and much better at the whole video posting world. J has never lost his enthusiasm and Ben has become relaxed and more excited about being an internet celebrity. I just love watching them.
You get to really know these guys well over the years as they tell so much about their personal lives. J shared videos about getting engaged, married and is currently expecting his first child. The viewers have all shared in these wonderful life events with him.
Ben owns an aquarium business in the area and has shared some of his “fish tales” on the channel. You can even hear about his frustrations about Nemo & Dory making the business a bit harder; because kids began wanting tanks with fish similar to the fish in the movies. I won’t spoil it; go see for yourself. 😀
You can check them out in this link: SuperCarlinBrothers
Ben & J influenced another young YouTuber into making his own video channel. I also got hooked on watching Seamus Gorman. Seamus is from England and is also a theorist of the Pixar and Potter universe. He actually came to the US about a week ago to meet Ben & J for the first time and collaborate on a few videos and theories with them. It was great!! You can check out Seamus Gorman’s channel in this link: Seamus Gorman.
As I have watched all of the videos on both of these channels, I now have to wait each week for new material to come out. That’s what happens when you binge watch things. LOL! Of course, I’ve also gone back and re-watched some of them when I can’t remember what they were about by just the title.
These two channels have really made me rethink and re-watch movies I’d previously seen with different eyes as well as reexamine the HP books like never before. I like things that make me think. So, if you, like me, are looking for new takes on movies or want to visit various theories, check out their links.
I’m also a stalker, I mean fan, of theirs on Instagram. J & Ben post a lot of their social lives on there daily. I also follow J’s wife, who is adorable, as she shows off her baby bump and gets ready for the Super Carlin Baby to arrive.