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A review show as presented by CR! (real name: Chad Rocco).

The premise of the show is to give some insight into an under-appreciated or ill known character or series, making it one of very few internet review shows to not run on Accentuate the Negative, though regular reviews pop up on occasion so this does come up every now and then.

Can be found here at his blog. For a list of things reviewed by CR, see here.

This page Needs More Love.

Tropes used in Familiar Faces include:
  • Accentuate the Negative: Quite averted for the most part. Even if his subject matter may not have had much positive impression, he usually manages to find a good number of redeeming qualities to balance the negative.
  • The Ahnold: His video on the animated versions for Schwarzenegger Month.
  • Author Appeal: Sneaks in a Patton Oswald routine (in video and audio) every now and then, and has reviewed the comedian's work with his "Professor Dementor" and "Super Nerds" episodes.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's smart, no doubt about it, and is capable of pulling a Xanatos Roulette on supernatural forces should the need arise.
  • Bait and Switch Comparison: When CR compares Lady Gaga with her "Moshi Monsters" counterpart, Lady Goo Goo:

 One is a strange little two dimensional creature that dances around half naked spewing baby talk and is constantly surrounded by outlandish environments and creatures, and the other one's a web cartoon.

  • Berserk Button: CR does not like the Unusual Euphemisms from the Battletoads comic.
    • Gormiti.
  • Briar Patching: Pulls a particularly epic one over the course of about five Halloween episodes in order to get a copy of the film Rockula. He meddles with supernatural affairs and defeats two supernatural beings throughout it.
  • BBW: Come up with surprising regularity throughout both his reviews and his work on DA. Most notably, his Valentines Day episode on Annabelle from Eek the Cat and a brief section on Lois's massive weight gain on an episode of Family Guy during a segment in the first Familiar Face-Off.
  • Bigger Is Better: He becomes very excited when he sees an panel of a Ghostbusters comic depicting Janine with large breasts, which the character had lacked in most of her incarnations. He is disappointed to learn that they're fake.
  • The Cast Showoff: You know that title card with a zillion pieces of fan art on it that look like they were cribbed from people's Deviant ART galleries? Well, you're half right. They were all cribbed from one deviantART gallery: his own. In fact, the entire series was a spinoff of a series from his deviantART where he would draw an obscure character in a different style and try to get people to guess who it was. Ironically he admits that having spent so much time perfecting the styles of others, he technically never developed his own style.
  • Caustic Critic: Mostly averted. Most episodes are about characters and/or shows he actually likes, and even when they aren't, he tends to take a constructive, analytical tone (like in the "Katie Ka-Boom" episode). Every once in a while, though, he'll unleash his pent-up hostility, like in his Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White review.


    • Actually (as stated in this interview), he did like "The Cutie Pox". "Mare-Do-Well", however...
    • He has also sated how he feels about "Ben 10: Alien Force" and "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" in his review of the Alien Force card game.
    • The Gormiti episode of "Cheap Damage" is the ANGRIEST he ever got in that show.
  • Critical Backlash: In his Big Bertha review, he becomes possibly the first reviewer in history to actually DEFEND the Super Mario Bros film!
  • Crossover: With The Nostalgia Critic in an overview of the character Baby Doll from Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Cute Glasses Boy: CR himself.
  • Development Hell/Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: When he started his Let's Play of Quest 64, he strongly implied, if he didn't state outright, that he'd be putting "Familiar Faces" on hold while he was doing the LP. Since then, we've had several new episodes of FF, but we're still waiting on part 2 of the LP.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Ever so briefly in his "Super Nerds" review at the infamous "Booty Quake" scene from Sym-Bionic Titan.
  • Dude, Not Funny: CR points out his third reason for not liking Katie Kaboom from Animaniacs: "This is NOT funny. This is a family being brutally terrorized by a monster. This isn't charming or whimsical. This is ABUSE!!!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The show is at times essentially a gallery of these, to CR anyway.
  • The Faceless: For the first several dozen episodes of the series, CR went without actually showing his face. This made him stand out like a sore thumb among the very camera-happy contributors on TGWTG. (Ironically, this meant that Familiar Faces was hosted by someone whose own face was not familiar to us). However, starting with his Crossover episode featuring the NC, he had his face forcefully revealed and it has remained as such ever since.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Where most of Episode 8's comedy comes from.
  • Goth: Debunks the stereotype of the moody goth in his "Anne Gwish" review, saying that goths are plenty social and that a goth is really no different from other forms of personal expression.
  • Heroic BSOD: On viewing the clip of My Little Pony Newborns in part one of his retrospective on the series, he is visibly horrified. Whether it's by the appalling quality, the complete lack of substance, the poor voice acting or all of the above, his only response is to quietly turn the video off and say he needs to go lie down. This is after he actually managed to defend some of the earlier series.
  • Hypocritical Humor: During his "Super Nerds" review.

 CR: All right there's being a nerd and then there's being socially inept. I mean, there's no way a normal person would ever yell at anyone about something that doesn't even matter. (cut him having an angry argument over web chat about recent episodes of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic)