The Witcher S01E08 – Episode Review – Much More

The Witcher S01E08 – Episode Review – Much More

This is a detailed review with lots of pictures. The episode is about the convergence of three timelines and a how Nilfgaard was given a bit of a slap. We finally see how cool sorcerers are and especially how powerful Yennefer is.

The Witcher Episode 7 Review – Before a Fall

The Witcher Episode 7 Review – Before a Fall

In this Witcher Episode we noticed that “Before a Fall” was certainly less trivial in its portrayal without Jaskier. Indeed, the start of the war between Cintra and Nilfgaard and sending a group of mages face an army (with their own fanatically devout religious mages willing to die for their cause) with the realisation and sense of destiny playing on Geralt to find and protect Ciri adds a level of story depth with a different entertainment value that the excellent big character development scenes. In this episode, the narrative was definitely more focused on the story.

The Witcher S01E06 Episode Review – Rare Species

The Witcher S01E06 Episode Review – Rare Species

This Witcher Episode Review is about as close to a typical Geralt of Rivia story as you can get – that is, a monster and a dilemma. It also lets us see one of the classic fantasy genre monsters of all time – dragons!  There was much less gratuitous in this episode which was a shame, but it was certainly good fun to watch.  The graphics were really good.  Ok, not as good as the amazing dragons in Game of Thrones, but definitely better than the Kikimora from the first episode. Though to be honest, I thought the Kikimora graphics were pretty good too.

The Witcher Episode Review S01E05 – Bottled Appetites

The Witcher Episode Review S01E05 – Bottled Appetites

The meeting between Geralt and Yennefer really delivers! Their get together bubbled with raw energy, sexual charisma, and fun that kept is all entertained. Cavill and Chalotra looked really good together and look physically and mentally well matched, That wasn’t just good acting, it was good writing and direction too.

Novoland: Eagle Flag Review – Introduction

Novoland: Eagle Flag Review – Introduction

Novoland: Eagle Flag is a Chinese costume drama that chronicles the early lives of three young heroes and their struggle against an evil warlord and a number of dangerous and expanding dark forces. It is hugely popular in China and developing a cult following ion the west. At the time of writing it had nearly 2 billion views on its Weibo page, and when it was released, it was the most anticipated drama of the year.

The Witcher S01E04 Episode Review

The Witcher S01E04 Episode Review

This was a terrific episode, and great fun to review. It is so well written that we were gripped and entertained throughout.  Again, a common trait with all the episodes is that it is just as good, if not better, to watch the shows again.

The high points of this Witcher Episode were strangely, the graphics and landscapes. In quick succession, we saw completely and interesting looking parts of the continent while Yennefer was being chased and fight sequences, whirlwind and bloody special effects were particularly well done.  Production on the episode was perfect.  Direction kept the show going at a pace and the acting was fun to watch end made the episode gripping.  I honestly loved every minute.  Low points were the silly dialogue and daft wedding banquet.  the whole, lets see the suitors and then get them married in the same evening seemed a bit silly to the point of jarring.  maybe I’m just old fashioned.

The Witcher S01E02 Episode Review – Four Marks

The Witcher S01E02 Episode Review – Four Marks

Many critics thought this was one of the weaker of the episodes in the first season – far from it. It was really good! After watching the show a second time I believe it’s one of the strongest episodes of the season. The performances by Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Joey Batey (Jaskier) were marvelous and complemented the excellent Henry Cavill (Geralt) and Freya Allen (Ciri) really well. Casting for this show has been a triumph and it makes the characterisation of the saga so much more entertaining!

The Mandalorian – TV Show – Series One Review

The Mandalorian – TV Show – Series One Review

The Mandalorian TV show is a very creditable toe in the water for Disney+. It’s a great show full of fun that is reminiscent of the Star Wars ‘Old Days’ when sci fi was swashbuckling!  There are some issues however and critics have been quick to pounce on them.

The Mandalorian – Series Review – Good, but it needs a story arc!

The Witcher S01E01 Review – The End’s Beginning

The Witcher S01E01 Review – The End’s Beginning

This is a detailed review of The Witcher, Episode One of the first season entitled “The End’s Beginning”.  It provides a scene by scene analysis of the show and hopefully answers some of your niggling questions. You could also consider this review an episode recap.

The Witcher TV Series One – First Impressions Review

The Witcher TV Series One – First Impressions Review

I’ve just managed to binge watch the first season of The Witcher. I’ve been waiting to do that for a few months and, my first impressions – I really enjoyed the shows – all of them! Even the first three episodes which were definitely the weakest. If you are looking for a recommendation, watch it! You wont be dissapointed.

His Dark Materials – TV Show Review

His Dark Materials – TV Show Review

This is a children’s show about the death of God. Ok, ok, I know i’s more than that but it is a children’s book (actually a trilogy) which is very good and much loved by old an young alike. It’s rumoured that it wasn’t originally intended as a ‘young adult’ novel, but was re categorised by the publisher.  This was aimed at being an entertaining family TV show with dark scary undertones – His Dark Materials delivered that. But, can it keep up the momentum?

Anime Autumn/Fall 2019 – the best shows so far….

Anime Autumn/Fall 2019 – the best shows so far….

Anime for 2019 Autumn/Fall season: I tried to view only those shows that were sci fi related and were aimed at older kids/adults. I’ve reviewed about 15 of them and these are the first 5. These are the first of the shows that I’ve seen that I would recommend you checkout:

Cop Craft Review Episode 3 Excellent, the best yet!

Cop Craft Review Episode 3 Excellent, the best yet!

This weeks excellent show is called ‘Midnight Train’ and it opens with Kei back in his office at the police station, he’s checking his computer to see what it means when a Semani knight leaves their sword and goes off on their own. I wasn’t able to read much but it seems quite serious apparently.

Okaa-san Online Review Episode 2

Okaa-san Online Review Episode 2

The writing and direction in the episode were very cool and the pacing was excellent. The characters still need to develop a little more, Porta, for instance, was pretty much redundant during the episode, but the voice acting particularly from Masato’s character, Haruki Ishiya was really good. 

Cop Craft – Review – Episode 2

Cop Craft – Review – Episode 2

I noticed that the graphics weren’t as sharp as last week, not the blur, I just would have expected more detail. Story, characterization, and dialogue were wonderfully written and held my attention throughout. 

Cop Craft – Review – Episode 1

Cop Craft – Review – Episode 1

Before watching I was frightened that it could be a silly fan-service, crime flirtation full of girly blushes and macho stupidity – all knickers and guns. I was pleasantly surprised.  The two main leads were equals in every respect, both with clear personalities and motivations and completely different cultures. It was over in what seemed like 5 minutes.

Kanata no Astra – Review – Episodes 1 & 2

Kanata no Astra – Review – Episodes 1 & 2

This is a great show, the graphics are great, it’s set in space and space sure feels vast and intimidating.  The character design is good with clear personalities capable of displaying a broad range of emotions and reactions all acted by excellent voice actors. There are elements of drama, comedy and suspense.