Here's a little inside baseball about your favorite undiscovered niche blogger. I love to hate-watch WatchMojo videos on Youtube. If you're unfamiliar with them, WatchMojo is a Youtube channel that puts out multiple Top 10 (and sometimes Top 20) list videos daily. They're based out of Canada, and THIS links to their wiki if you're tryna do some more research after you finish reading this blog. I don't know when I started watching WatchMojo since the last three years have morphed into one big blob of depression and weight gain, but I suppose that detail isn't pertinent. Just know I've watched hundreds if not thousands of WatchMojo videos on Youtube.com to fill the void that is existence.
Wow, that was super dark, but spoiler alert, so is life! People literally murder and rape each other all the time. It's super fucked up and something that I am personally against (hashtag good guy), but that doesn't stop it from happening.
People are fascinated by these horrors. It's why true crime is so popular, and there have been more Law and Order and CSI spinoffs than you can shake a stick you made out of human remains at. Wow, what a seamless Jeffrey Dahmer reference by yours truly!
I used the term hate-watch because WatchMojo's videos usually aren't good, but I can spend hours watching. They're formulaic, which I guess can be soothing. I mean, there's a lot of production value, but I don't understand what goes into making their Top 10 (and sometimes Top 20) videos. Is there a panel? Who gets to decide? There's also a considerable recency bias. I like current SNL, but when WatchMojo makes an SNL list, it's like they forgot the show existed before 2010. Don't even get me started on how bad their sports related vids are.
One of my favorite things about WatchMojo is how they've recently stopped ranking Top 10 (and sometimes Top 20) for darker topics and instead just call it "10 whatever the sad or gross subject is" while clearly still doing the video as a Top 10 (and sometimes Top 20), just without the numbers.
Like I said, It's a recent change.
Like millions of other people, I watched Netflix's recent 10-part series on the life of Jeffrey Dahmer.
I'm torn because I totally understand the POV of the victims' families and people in general that are like, we don't need a 10-part Netflix series on one of the most prolific serial killers/cannibals/mannequin thieves of all time. I agree. I think the series could've easily shaved some time off. It's like how there were a bunch of Ted Bundy series and movies like two years ago. Do we really need all of this?
But it's also an important story that needs to be told. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story tells the unfortunate truth that sometimes police officers suck at their job. Monster shows just how many times Dahmer could've been apprehended but wasn't. The story of Konerak Sinthasomphone is heartbreaking and a complete miscarriage of justice.
IMO there's a fine line between necessary storytelling and exploiting tragedy for personal gain. This is where the "need" for continuous content is an issue.
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story debuted on Netflix on September 21st, 2022. How many videos about Jeffrey Dahmer do you think WatchMojo's made since that date? Let's take a look!
If you lost count, there are 11 video thumbnails here; 10 are specifically about Jeffrey Dahmer, and one is sort of a recent media catch-up video. But guess what? WatchMojo has sister channels and videos that highlight Dahmer's twistedness!
You can see I've watched some of these videos. I'll admit, I caught the Dahmer fever too. I watched the entire 10-episode series in less than a week. I watched the three-part series on his tapes from prison too. I understand people are fascinated by these stories because I'm one of them. I could speak about Jonestown for a half hour without any notes. It just blows my mind how this shit actually happens. I'm simply mentioning that WatchMojo has made at least 15 videos about Jeffrey Dahmer in the last monthish. You can see they're doing numbies, so I get why they're doing it. You get those clicks and ad revenue streams. But isn't it kind of fucked up for so many people (WatchMojo is far from the only publication doing this) to be profiting off of the fact that Jeffrey Dahmer killed at least 13 people and ate their fucking organs 30 years later? Call me a woke pussy bitch if you must, but idk man; this shit is kind of unsettling and something I just had to get off my chest. It feels like they're dropping a new Dahmer video saying the same shit every other day. I think after like idk, eight videos, it's fair to play the "this seems like exploiting a serial killer to make money" card.
THE WatchMojo lady Rebecca is a cutie. I do enjoy her voice.
We've got another one. WatchMojo is milking Jeff for all they can!