7 top YouTube Red Originals to watch right now

Karate Kid continues 30 years on, a competitive dance school, stray cats in Istanbul, a buddy system, people trying to reach the top and a Grinch.

Top video website [VIDEO] YouTube is doing its utmost to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

While most of these are currently only available under premium programming, some do offer free episodes. Variety recently reported that this will change next year, as YouTube is trying to meet growing demands from a global fanbase. They are planning on moving onto an ad-supported platform [VIDEO], allowing people to watch for free.

The following are seven offerings from YouTube Originals, which are available to watch right now. These include the continuing story of the "Karate Kid" saga, a highly competitive dance school, a documentary about stray cats in Istanbul, Turkey, two guys in a buddy system, a crazy dude that does everything that scares him, a girl who reaches the top only to find competition there and a human version of the Grinch.


'Cobra Kai' - The 'Karate Kid' saga continues

This YouTube Red Original series carries on where “Karate Kid” left off. It features two characters from the film series, 30 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) has a string of car dealerships and leads the good life with his family. His adversary from high school, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) has had a rough time and is seeking redemption by reopening the Cobra Kai karate dojo.


'Step Up: High Water' - Dance for your life

Set in Atlanta, this YouTube Red Original series features the city’s highly competitive performing arts school, High Water. Twins Tal and Janelle relocate to Atlanta from Ohio and find themselves having trouble navigating their new life. On and off the dance floor, the twins discover how far they are willing to go to realise their dreams.


'Kedi' - Documentary about stray cats in Istanbul, Turkey

There are hundreds of thousands of stray cats, roaming the streets of Istanbul, Turkey. They are a part of everyone’s life in the city. “Kedi” is a documentary that covers the lives of seven of these cats. They are Sari, Bengu, Psikopat, Deniz, Aslan Parkcasi, Duman and Gamsiz.


'Rhett and Link's Buddy System'

There are two seasons out of the YouTube Red Original series “Rhett and Link's Buddy System” and it’s been around for a while. It tells the story of two friends who start an adventure after their co-ex-girlfriend (they both dated her?) threatens to take over “Good Mythical Morning,” their YouTube show.


'Scare PewDiePie'

This YouTube Red Original stars Felix Kjellberg, or as he is known online, “PewDiePie.” In the series he gets involved in terrifying situations inspired by all his favourite survival horror video games. What a way to make money!


'Youth and Consequences'

“Youth & Consequences” is a YouTube Red Original series starring YouTube star Anna Akana as trendsetter Farrah Cutney. She is queen of Central Rochester High, but has rivals. She soon learns the only thing harder than getting absolute power is retaining it.


'The Keys of Christmas'

This YouTube Red Original film features Rudy Mancuso, who hates Christmas, so DJ Khaled and Mariah Carey take him to a mystical winter wonderland where a bunch of lyrical troublemakers show him the real meaning of the holidays. This one has an all-star cast and, of course, it’s almost Christmas again!

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