Warrior is a lot like Banshee and that’s a very good thing

Almost three years after Banshee wrapped and we finally have a successor — well, mostly. We’re two episodes in and while Warrior has a whole lot of Banshee in its genes, it stands confidently on its own. Based on a passion project of Bruce Lee’s that never got off the ground, Warrior follows a martial… Continue reading Warrior is a lot like Banshee and that’s a very good thing

Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

Watching the series again, which is maybe my fifth time overall, I still find Avatar: The Last Airbender crazy impressive. I’ll try and dig into it all but as a quick sum-up: the action is stellar (and only gets better over time), the plotting and overarching story progression is exquisite, the character work and relationships… Continue reading Is remaking Avatar: The Last Airbender a good idea?

Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

I don’t know much about the Zoids franchise other than what I just read on its Wikipedia page: Zoids is a model-kit-based toy line based on animal-based mecha and it’s got five anime series, one of which wasn’t even localised outside Japan (which says a lot about the ongoing state of the franchise). The fifth… Continue reading Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

Watching Marvel’s Iron Fist with Low Expectations

Originally published on 26 August. I wasn’t expecting to watch Iron Fist. Reception was intensely disinterested at best, and generally negative. Like the other Netflix-Marvel Defenders series, it was 13 hours long (!). I haven’t read any Iron Fist comics whatsoever. From what I did know of the show’s premise, I figured I was already… Continue reading Watching Marvel’s Iron Fist with Low Expectations

A quick thought on the music of Mindhunter (Netflix)

I have a small ditty on Mindhunter’s music after watching the first two episodes: On one hand, Mindhunter uses a very delicate string score, and uses it very sparingly. This is what I’ve noticed at least: it’s a beautiful instrumental score, but it’s under-present since the show relies more on environmental sound. But on the… Continue reading A quick thought on the music of Mindhunter (Netflix)