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?

I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Talking at people about how incredible JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite hobbies. I’m not the only one; it’s becoming an international pastime. If you don’t know what JoJo is, stop wasting my time. Get with the program and go watch or read it. I’d put it nicer but it’s your own fault.… Continue reading I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

How ‘Food Wars’ Translates the Joy of Cooking Into Anime

“Cooking is an endless wasteland.” Television cooking shows are comfy. Easy. Even when they’re competitive, they’re just relaxing in their straight-forward premise: people cook food. Hosts are likeable and well-spoken, these idealized personas you almost wish you had. Visually unreal, where the colours are saturated and vibrant like a subliminal ad for MDMA. Musical cues… Continue reading How ‘Food Wars’ Translates the Joy of Cooking Into Anime

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)

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan is actually great and shut up it totally is

Originally published on August 3.  While it definitely has a fanbase, which can’t be denied with Broly’s continued popularity and its two follow-up movies, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan has a pretty bad reputation in the fan community (at least in my experience). It’s always surprised me, but I can see… Continue reading Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan is actually great and shut up it totally is