For Sh*ts and Giggles, There’s a New Season of ‘American Vandal’

I definitely didn’t mean to be awake at 1 a.m. on a Monday morning, googling, “Is laxative poisoning considered assault?” But the bags under my eyes at work today surely tell the whole story. All thanks to American Vandal, Netflix’s high school mockumentary series, which premiered its second season this past weekend. With only eight…

Clay Jensen and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

I’ve just finished the second season of 13 Reasons Why, and overall I am happy with how the writers and producers handled the issues season one created. Regardless if you watched the Netflix show or not, it started a conversation about mental health and toxic environments that did not exist in popular culture before. That does not mean…

Netflix’s Fullmetal Alchemist a Full On Flop

**SPOILERS for Netflix Fullmetal Alchemist and the 2003 and 2009 FMA series** I don’t know that I’ve been this disappointed about an adaptation of an anime and/or cartoon since M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. You would think after that disaster of a movie, people would try to avoid taking an entire season (and in…

Season 5: A New Dawn for Voltron Legendary Defender

***SPOILER WARNING*** “One door closes and other opens” seems to be the idea behind Voltron Legendary Defender season 5. Season 5 felt like a conclusion to the first half of Voltron Legendary Defender as a series. It was also more like season 1 in that it both felt like a love letter to the original…

Netflix’s Godzilla: An Absolute Monstrous Mess

In an effort to try watching as many highly rated or popular movies I could that came out in the 2017/2018 season, I sat down to watch Netflix’s Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. Can I have the last 89 minutes of my life back? Considering that the movie came out on Netflix on January 17,…

‘Godless’ Is the Woman-Centered Western We’ve Been Waiting For

Okay, let me get this straight: It’s a western… original to Netflix… set in a town mostly populated by women… and I can binge it over Thanksgiving break? Bless my feminist soul. From its first moments, Godless, a seven-part miniseries from Netflix, makes clear from the outset: this is a traditional western, without much new…