S-CRY-ed – Episodes 1 – 13 Review

As a bit of a break from long-running adaptations I saw S-CRY-ed had been added to Crunchyroll here in the UK a while ago and I remembered really enjoying the series when it aired on the ill-fated Anime Central channel many years ago, so I decided to give it a re-watch! I have to say the first half here takes a while to get going and me fourteen years later is now far more familiar with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and therefore the similarity of the Alter powers seen here to the Stand powers from that are extremely apparent! Still, let’s have a look!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 3 – The Lady in the Lake & A Requiem For The Doctor Review

River Song’s third series kicks off with a great story looking at some plot threads left hanging from the sixth TV series and generally taking a good look at regeneration as a whole, while the second plays more like a traditional Fifth Doctor story that happens to have River Song in it. So two very different stories, but what are they like in more detail? Well, good thing you asked!

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The Witcher – Season 2 Review

The Witcher’s second season is told in a more straight forward manor (not that I was one of the people who had an issue with the fractured storytelling of the first season) and has a much more central focus, giving us not just a central story arc to follow in this season but some hints as to what’s to come in the future. Plus a high budget and great action, so let’s take a look!

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Star Wars Legends: Dark Force Rising Review

Carrying on from the look at “Heir to the Empire” a few months ago I continued onwards to Dark Force Rising (and finished it just in time for the new High Republic book to come out!) The middle story in the Thrawn Trilogy does what all good middle chapters do and moves the story on enough to keep things interesting but any kind of resolution to any of the introduced characters is left for the finale. Want to know more? Read on!

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Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks Review

Well, it’s a Groundhog day episode… again. Well, to be fair, Doctor Who on TV hasn’t really done them but so many other shows I’ve watched or even Who on Audio has used the concept in recent years that it’s a bit old hat to me now. That being said, is the episode good regardless? It’s actually perfectly fine, though not without a few niggling bits. Let’s take a look!

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My Top 10 Games of 2021

Another year, another Top 10 Games list that only JUST made it to 10. Well, actually if I’m honest Number 10 is a bit of a cop out I put in because “Top 9” just sounds stupid. Still, given I’ve played a lot of older games this year it’s no surprise that I nearly fell short… Anyway, with that out of the way (and another reminder that I’m not a professional outlet and therefore if a game you think should be best isn’t on here it’s more likely that I just haven’t played it yet, if ever, than I think it wasn’t worthy) let’s take a look!

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My Top 10 Doctor Who Stories of 2021

It’s time to rank my favourite ten Doctor Who stories released this year. We actually got another full-ish series on TV and although its counted as one story titled “Flux” I decided to still break it up into its individual episodes… not that it helped it much, to be frank. Still, with once again no end of Big Finish audio dramas to listen to, let’s see what made the Top 10!

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My Top 10 TV Series/Seasons of 2021

Well time flies when you’re having… a pretty awful year. Still, plenty on the telly! Yes 2021 was a bad year for my family but that doesn’t impact what was a good year for me outside of reality and on my TV screen. Admittedly if you’re not into Marvel or Star Wars this list would look a hell of a lot different, so I will mention that I’m not in any way being paid by Disney. Let’s face it, I don’t get the kind of views that would make that worth wile. So, let’s take a look at my Top 10 TV Series/Seasons of 2021!

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The Diary of River Song: Series 2 – World Enough & Time and The Eye of the Storm Review

The second half of River Song’s second series is far more inconsistent than the first, with the first story just featuring River and Sixth Doctor standing out in particular for being … very oddly written, to put it politely, not to mention now sharing a title with a “proper” TV story. Can the first story to feature River and two different Doctors save it and end the set on a high note? Let’s find out!

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Arcane: League of Legends – Season 1 Review

It took a while to convince me to watch this series as I have had zero interest in the game the show is based on, but the clips I saw were extremely impressive so once I saw a few people say no knowledge of the game was necessary to watch it I gave it a shot, and those people were right! It’s a truly stunning series visually and the story has lots of twists, believable characters and really mature storytelling, the good kind of mature storytelling, not the over-the-top swearing and nudity kind (I’m looking at you, Live Action Cowboy Bebop!) Let’s take a look!

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