I already had most of this review written when it was announced as not having been renewed for a second season, so even though I began to immediately think “what’s the point then?” I thought I’d finish it, if nothing else there isn’t a lot else to go up on the blog (beyond Doctor Who and anime) at the moment! So let’s look at the one and only season of Jupiter’s Legacy, yet another superhero show with a more mature theme, but at least avoids the “evil superman” trope that seems to be so commonplace… Let’s take a look!Continue reading
Castlevania’s animated adventures come to a close with its fourth season, and while certain plot points and characters are rushed to an unsatisfactory end, the main characters and plot are given a spectacular send off. Want to know more? Read on!Continue reading
I really enjoyed War for Cybertron – Siege last year and so, to my surprise, I was looking forward to this next six episode series, and it not only kept the momentum going but it actually surpassed it with an even more darker tone, layered characters and, most importantly in my eyes, lots of Transformers: The (animated 80s) Movie references! Let’s take a look…Continue reading
What is it with Netflix and forcing me to watch CG shows? Admittedly using the Transformers franchise at least makes sense as it, currently, lacks any human characters, and seeing giant robots in CG is a lot easier to take, but still! If I’m honest I had no intention of watching a new Transformers cartoon, but then I heard more about it, that it uses designs closer to the classic 80s cartoon I loved growing up and has references to, and features, death and “killing”, making it closer in tone to the Transformers animated movie than the squeaky clean TV show, I was interested, and it was only six 20-ish minute episodes, so… Why not? Was I disappointed or did it live up to these expectations? Let’s find out!Continue reading
I really enjoyed the first season of Umbrella Academy, but after a disappointing second season for Altered Carbon I was worried about this follow up. Turns out I didn’t need to be because Umbrella Academy Season 2 was great, a perfect follow up that develops its core cast, gives them a new setting and still manages to keep the sense of fun alongside the drama. Let’s take a closer look!
In what is the last of the “catch up reviews from the past six-to-nine months”, the first season of The Witcher was hyped up a lot before and after its release, but I initially held back due to often finding Henry Cavill quite dull in his prior roles, and a general lack of knowledge of the source material (novels and, much to my shame, the games, though if I ever get a spare few months I’d like to tackle Wild Hunt…) But I gave it a go after work colleagues were raving about it and I did enjoy it… a lot, actually! So let’s take a look at Witcher Season 1, and finally stop posting reviews comprised using notes I wrote down half a year ago…
I’ll be honest here and say this film came out of nowhere for me. I’d never heard of the comic, and honestly hadn’t heard of the film until about a week and a half ago when I saw the coming soon trailer. All that being said, I stuck it on the TV on Saturday and really enjoyed it! It follows a group of immortals and covers all the entertaining ground you can with the concept, from the horrors of out-living everyone, to the fear of being locked away forever… and more! So let’s take a look then…
It’s funny putting up the review for this after my review of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, as a lot of the things I said in that review I’d already put in the notes for this one: I don’t generally like CG animation and only watch it if its attached to a franchise I enjoy, this Netflix offering has cheap and stiff animation (though this time it looks a lot more stylised, compared to the bland look of GITS) and so on. That being said, Altered Carbon’s two seasons fall on either side of the good and bad spectrum for me, so let’s see how this effects it as the tie breaker!
In what may be the ultimate case of “be careful what you wish for”, we have Altered Carbon Season 2….*sigh* Damn it. Okay, it’s not that bad, but given how much I gushed over Season 1 and wished for a sequel I did feel let down that while we did get one, it turned out to be… average. Ah well… let’s take a look!
In the first of a series of… a few reviews that were partially written or had lots of notes in preparation for a review but I never got round to doing it back during the super-busy time, it’s time to look back on Jessica Jones, and indeed the Netflix MCU in general’s, final season. Does the series of series that produced some absolute classics like most of the Daredevil run and the first Jessica Jones season go out with a bang? … Nope. Sadly, it may go out on the worst season of them all…