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Seeing It Again Through New Eyes: Watching Reaction Videos on YouTube

One of the things I’ve missed during lockdown is watching television with other people. I have some close friends that would regularly get together to watch shows, so we could talk through whatever the hell happened on Westworld or unpack everything we feel watching June suffer over and over again on The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m used to watching television alone, too, but there’s nothing quite like having a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.One of the reasons or excuses I have for watching Twin Peaks countless times is that, over the years, I have introduced a lot of people to the show. I re-watch it because I love it, but I also sit there waiting for their reactions. To the end of season one or the reveal of who killed Laura Palmer. Or the season two finale. And, more recently, to see how they process Part 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return.Back in 2013, after the Game of Thrones episode “The Rains of Castamere” aired there was a rash of videos posted to YouTube of unsuspecting viewers react…