Anime, Netflix, New Season, Show

“Castlevania” ends on a masterful note

Finally: a good Netflix original. After sitting through the okay Arlo the Alligator Boy and the utterly mediocre snoozefest that was Yasuke, it was good to watch something that was a near-masterpiece of story-telling and animation. Castlevania’s final season like the rest of the series was amazing.  I always get nervous with final seasons -… Continue reading “Castlevania” ends on a masterful note

Anime, Netflix, Show

Netflix’s “Castlevania” is a near masterpiece

One of the constants throughout these, now five months of quarantine, has been Friday Movie Nights with my boyfriend.  Now, we don’t watch movies every time, of course. We’ve been working our way through Avatar: The Last Airbender - as he’s never watched it through and it’s been wonderful, viewing the series through fresh eyes.… Continue reading Netflix’s “Castlevania” is a near masterpiece

New Episode, Show

“Bob’s Burgers” is off to a strong start for 10th season

Bob’s Burgers just entered its 10th season and somehow the charm and quirkiness of the show still hasn’t worn off. It’s so rare that I just focus on a singular episode of a show, rather than a season, so I wanted to focus on the Season 10 premiere episode “The Ring (But Not Scary.) ”… Continue reading “Bob’s Burgers” is off to a strong start for 10th season

Film

Laika’s “Missing Link” is missing something

Laika is one of my favorite independent animation studios. Their movies have consistently been some of the most creative, inventive, genuine, funny and beautiful animated features I’ve seen. And what I love the most is that each film has its own unique style and sense of self. And when I heard they making a new… Continue reading Laika’s “Missing Link” is missing something

Cartoon Network, Show

Generic mystery adventures await in “Victor and Valentino”

Wow. Two Cartoon Network shows in a month; usually I try to go for a little variety, but I guess timeliness beats it out this time. Victor and Valentino just started airing on Cartoon Network yesterday. The show’s pilot aired online in 2016 and was one of the few minis picked up by the network… Continue reading Generic mystery adventures await in “Victor and Valentino”