John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” Youtube Series Brings Entertainment to All

Peyton Smith, Sports Editor

As the school year comes to an end, seniors can’t help but look back on all of the memories they made and think about all the memories that they missed out on. The fourth quarter of senior year for the class of 2020 was taken away on an ordinary Thursday afternoon in March. The class of 2020 no longer will eat lunch on the senior lawn or have heartfelt goodbyes to teachers, acquaintances, or friends in person. While the Miramonte community and Leadership is working hard to throw a Senior Ball and allow students the opportunity to graduate in cap and gowns safely, at this moment during the shelter-in-place, it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In a time of sadness and uncertainty, it is easy to fall into the trap of bad news and the depression of the quarantine. Especially now, it is important to look past the bad news and look for some good news. Luckily, famous actor and filmmaker John Krasinski has brought light and entertainment through his YouTube series: “Some Good News.”

Hosted by 40-year-old Krasinski known for roles in “The Office” and “The Quiet Place”, the YouTube series “Some Good News” (SGN) is aimed at giving people something to be happy about as the pandemic continues. Krasinski, wearing a coat, tie, and jammies underneath, has created a heartwarming series of uplifting stories. His first episode received over 17.4 million views, and currently SGN has over 2.1 million subscribers. Krasinski began making videos March 29, where he shares good news that fans share with him, heartwarming stories, and entertaining surprise guests that share their wisdom. SGN has new celebrity guests each episode, including Steve Carell, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and his wife Emily Blunt. Each episode encourages viewers to laugh, to love, and to be inspired by true stories that are sent in by ordinary people. Krasinski’s quirky personality brings joy to each episode. 

Krasinski has gone above and beyond to make the graduating class of 2020 feel special by holding a virtual senior prom on April 17. In episode four, Krasinski encouraged graduating seniors to dress up for prom and celebrate with him. The prom was DJed by DJ D-Nice (Krasinski) and had many celebrity guests. The prom began with a short conversation with Marli Odgers and her dad who recently went viral for their video of a living room prom dance before bringing in Rainn Wilson, known primarily for his role as Dwight in “The Office”. The former co-stars joked around before dancing to Chance the Rapper, with Chance himself. The prom also featured guest performances from the Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell. The prom lasted around 30 minutes and continued on Krasinski’s Instagram page for an afterparty. Krasinski left the prom with an emotional message for teenagers and was a night that many people found uplifting. “No matter how hard things get, there is always good in the world. Class of 2020, today you are the good in the world,” Krasinski said. At the beginning of the livestream, around 86,500 viewers were watching and, by the end, around 214,000. 


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Best. Night. Ever.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Did you miss the action? Tune in tomorrow night for the official #SGNProm Experience on SGN. ? #classof2020

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Not only did Krasinski host a senior prom, but SGN held a graduation on May 3 for all graduates of the class of 2020. The episode had many celebrity guests of course, but it also allowed valedictorians and class speakers to give parts of their commencement speeches and ask inspiring celebrities questions. The graduation had class speakers from all around the country of all different graduation classes, from kindergarten to college. Special guests included Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Malala Yousafzai, and Jon Stewart. In episode six, Spielberg talked about following dreams, Winfrey talked about her greatest failure becoming triumph, and Yousafzai and Stewart talked about embracing the beliefs and the unknown. 

Krasinski’s SGN series has become widely popular and has touched a variety of people, including many seniors who feel uncertain about the future and sad about the unfinished end of a chapter.