Television

Reviews of both new release and older television series, seasons, or episodes.

Scum’s Wish Will Hurt You in the Way You’ve Always Dreamed Of

As Anime Detour, my “first love” convention, draws near, I find my free time increasingly taken up by the pursuit of new anime and manga series. While I’ll watch just about any genre of anime that comes out each season, I’m especially drawn to slice-of-life dramas, especially of the high-school-romance variety, of which there is no shortage . . . ever. With that said, Scum’s Wish has made a unique impression on me owing to how well it excels at what...

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Helped Me Be a Better Me

I was 15 when Buffy the Vampire Slayer made its debut on the WB. I remember it vividly: I was channel surfing and happened across the pilot episode as the opening credits were playing. I decided to give it a shot for a few minutes, and I was completely hooked. Except for a brief hiatus when I left for college, I made my way through adolescence and young adulthood in the company of Buffy and her Scooby Gang. I was...

3 Lighthearted Anime Series for Dark Winter Days

I don’t know about you guys, but every time this part of the year rolls around, I find myself settling deep into Winter Doldrum Land, where the world comes in shades of black and white and apathy is the prevailing emotion. Getting out of the house to get some Vitamin D and shake those hibernation vibes certainly helps, but sometimes, staying at home for a little lighthearted escapism is just what the doctor ordered. Thankfully, there are lots of...

Santa Clarita Diet Is Satire Done Wrong

We all love zombies. Zombies are cool. But have we gone into overload with the zombie movies and television shows? I ask because I recently sat down and watched Santa Clarita Diet and had to think to myself: there’s enough zombie stuff out there now that, even if this show were good (which it isn’t!), there is no room for it. As in the case of my last Netflix review, I’d love to claim I watched the whole season of...

Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Series

My dear readers, I try to always give you my best when I write a review. I also try to be as brutally honest as possible, no matter who I offend. With that said, I feel as though I have reached new ground when it comes to the new Netflix original series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. What do I mean? Let me put it this way: after several weeks of pondering on what I’ve seen of...

Making the Nerdy New Year’s Resolution to Watch More Anime

I go back and forth a bit on whether I think New Year’s resolutions are a good idea. On the one hand, I like the nice, clean starting point that January 1st brings—manufactured or not, it gives me a fresh feeling of determination every year. But on the other hand, I don’t really think there’s anything magical about January 1 in particular, and resolving to make good changes at the beginning of the year doesn’t necessarily make me more likely...

Supergirl Is Super Campy, Super Fun, and Super Addictive

I’ve written for this site for about a year now, and I’d like to think I don’t just rip on every show I review. Jeff Ross, a comedian made famous by the Comedy Central Roasts, once said, “I only roast the ones I love!” Likewise, if I’m writing negatively about a show, it’s often because I actually want that show to do well. That is the mentality I have when it comes to Supergirl, a show that actually has...

4 Anime Series Perfect for Winter Binge-Watching Bliss

With lots of dark, chilly days left ahead in the coming months, ’tis the season for hibernation! And as much as I dislike the cold and the all-too-early sunsets that come with this time of year, I love the prospect of some time off of work, some relaxing evenings at home, and some actual free time (for once!). When I finally get my hands on a bit of extra time, I inevitably find myself wondering how best to use it. And...

Hey Netflix, Where Are You Hiding My Shows?

My good readers, I have mentioned at least once before that I’m a ’90s kid: born in 1988 and raised mostly on television from the 1990s and the early 2000s. What you are about to read is very similar to the many “Great TV Shows of the ’90s” articles you have read before, except that my intent is not to simply reminisce. No, my intent is to actually question—possibly plead with—the great entity known as Netflix on the whereabouts...

Fairy Tail Is a Fun (and Fraught) Anime Adventure

Fairy Tail is, for me, one of those stories that sneaked up on me almost before I realized it. I first encountered it in manga form, when my husband gave me a copy of the first volume last Christmas. I was a little wary at first—I liked the premise right off the bat, but the story itself didn’t hook me very quickly, and there were some problematic elements that put me off a bit (more on that shortly). Still, despite these reservations,...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!