VERY SMALL SPOILERS FOR IO AHEAD!
This was again another one of those weekends where I had a lack of things I wanted to watch. Or more so, should I say, I wasn’t in the mood to binge a TV show, because I was too lazy to think. Several times on my Netflix feed I had seen IO though, a sci-fi movie that seemed right for what I was in the mood for. Taking the plunge, I decided to give it a chance. As per usual, my review for it is simply my opinion. If you felt differently, that’s awesome and you continue doing you. Anyway, let’s get into it.
MINOR SPOILERS FOR BIRD BOX AHEAD!
Every once in a while, the stars will align so two things will happen in my life at once: I’ll remember the world’s general movie recommendation, and I’ll have a lack of other things to watch. This is how I came to Bird Box this weekend, a movie recommended by many online personalities I watch. While not one to usually take people’s movie recommendations, I was malleable and decided, “What have I got to lose?” So the question then, is it as great as everyone says? Well, let’s discuss that. Of course, remember as always that this is just my opinion, and it’s just an opinion. Also, please excuse the vagueness in some of these points, as it is one of those movies where it’s hard to say anything without spoiling elements.
MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE HOLLOW AHEAD! BE ADVISED!
As a fan of animation, I’m usually always on the lookout for new animated series. However, for the several months Netflix tried to recommend The Hollow to me, I always gave it a pass. It was one of those series that, to me, looked super geared for a younger audience. That being said, the fact I’m writing this right now makes it obvious that I finally gave in and decided to give the series a shot. So, how was it? That is the question I’m here to answer today. As always with my reviews, remember that this is just my opinion, and you are entitled to your own opinion.
WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR CASTLEVANIA.
There are always certain shows I hesitate to even try. Some just aren’t my usual genre cup of tea, some I’m skeptical towards being good, and some I get overly distracted wondering why they even exist. Netflix’s Castlevania fell somewhere in between the 2nd and 3rd reason for me. However, I had heard on the grapevine that it was a good show. So, with few other shows peaking my interest, I decided to give this one a shot.
Before I begin my review, I would like to preface this with important information. I have never played a single Castlevania game. While I went in knowing some basics just by nature of being around the gaming community a lot, my knowledge of the series is laughable at best. Thus, my review is going to judge the show based solely on the show. How it stacks up to the games, I don’t know. To some this may prove a bad place to be coming from, whereas to others it means less bias. Nevertheless, I feel this transparency is important to know, since even the most objective reviews are not without bias.
WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR LOST IN SPACE.
When I heard there was a new Lost in Space series on Netflix, I was skeptical to say the least. I am largely not a fan of remakes, if only because many of them are terrible cash grabs. I had even heard mixed reactions to the series, so that further did not inspire me to expect much. However, if there’s two things I love in life, it’s space and robots that say, “Danger, Will Robinson.” Thus, I decided one day to put it on, because what else was I going to do with my life? So how did it stack up? Well, let’s dive in to my review, and I’ll tell you my thoughts.
WARNING: VERY MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE DRAGON PRINCE.
Unlike usual, for once I’m actually decently early to starting a series. Going into The Dragon Prince, I had two expectations: I’d like the story concepts, but at the same time would cringe at everything else. So, how did Netflix’s newest production play out? Let’s jump into the review and work out what’s up with this series.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER SEASON 7.
As per usual, I am a bit behind everyone else and only just finished Season 7 of Voltron: Legendary Defender this week. By far I think this is the best season of the show, but this is not what I wish to talk about today. I’ve reviewed the show in general, and while that was a few seasons ago, nothing has occurred that’s changed my opinion from that review. Instead, however, I wish to analyze the show from a different perspective: what we can learn about writing from it. Specifically, I want to talk about the climax and what it teaches us about plot twists and how executing them can go awry. Obviously, you should beware some hefty spoilers for the end of the season.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER!
Unexpectedly, I noticed Mary and the Witch’s Flower was on Netflix this week. As I’m a huge Studio Ghibli fan, I’ve had an interest in seeing it since many of Studio Ghibli’s former animators were involved with the film. That being said, I didn’t know much about the film going in. Having watched it now, though, I’m ready to review it and share my thoughts.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE FIRST TWO SEASONS OF THE HANDMAID’S TALE!
Though like usual I’m late to the game, I decided to check out The Handmaid’s Tale. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the show, and finally decided I would take a look. Besides knowing the basic premise, I didn’t really know what to expect. Below are my thoughts on the show. If you’re reading this from the future, this review will only cover the first two seasons, as that’s what’s out at the time of writing this. Also, a usual reminder that the following review is my own opinion. You should draw your own conclusions and not hinge on my words.