8th February 11 marked the death of Move Thee Reviews. Our channel was removed by YouTube due to the copyright infringing videos uploaded by Bobby and Mickey. Feeling upset, I am writing to express my regret at their misconduct and explain in what ways they have let me down in these two years.
First and foremost is the absence of gratitude. Since the handover, they have not expressed their appreciation in any form for my wholehearted support. I cannot help but wonder why some members of the post 80s generation never say thank you. Frankly speaking, I could have ended the show with ease. However, I opted to pass it on, albeit time-consuming, believing that the experience could broaden their horizons. There being no "thank you", I felt like a fool being used as a stepping stone.
Second, I am disappointed by their disrespect. During the handover, I drafted an email entitled "Thank You and Goodbye", intending to introduce to the PRs our new hosts and, more importantly, express my appreciation for their support. Afterwards, I asked them to send it out and inform me of any errors, should there be any. To my utter astonishment, they changed the title to "Change of Hosts of Move Thee Reviews" without my permission. Please note that the email was signed by ME. I simply did not understand why they could not show a hint of respect for the writer.
As for the quality of their reviews, I am sometimes dissatisfied. First, their ideas were not well organized since they never planned and discussed what to say before recording every show. Moreover, they gave out spoilers without forewarning the audience. In addition, the flowery and turgid language sometimes used by Mickey was confusing. What annoyed me most was that Mickey sometimes trashed movies as if they were void of any value. Could their reviews "move thee"? At least, most of their reviews did not move me.
Fourth, both of them are irresponsible slackers. For instance, Mickey returned to the mainland and disappeared from the show without notifying me and the audience. Bobby did not review some movies after attending the previews, which was in violation of our agreement and ruined our reputation.
Finally, I am also outraged at the absence of apology. Our channel was permanently removed by YouTube due to their copyright infringing videos. It was totally their fault, but I have not heard a single word of apology. Why is it so hard to say (thank you and) sorry? Because of self-centeredness or defense mechanism?
This is also my fault. I bitterly regret passing the channel to two casual acquaintances. Had it not been my impulsive decision, our YouTube channel would not have been removed and movie lovers would have had access to my spoken reviews in the future. Anyway, the mistake has been made and there is no going back. Although our YouTube channel and all comments have been permanently removed, I hope that those beautiful moments will be indelibly imprinted on our minds.
一年未緣 Another Year 4.5 / 5
愛有新世界 In a Better World / Hævnen 4.3 / 5
愛情潛水 Submarine 4.1 / 5
母親的告白 Incendies 4 / 5
我，看見惡魔 I Saw the Devil 3.5 / 5