Anthology series like Love Death and Robots always hold such fantastic promise. Love, Death and Robots as a title suggests this show could contain anything around those three ideas. Using the medium of animation, it can dive deep, with the sheer variety of content hopefully allowing for something every audience can enjoy. While the quality of each episode varies, the series as a whole is worth the minor time investment for the animation quality alone. Love Death and Robots is a new anthology series from Netflix. It’s a collection of 18 short animated episodes, each of varying lengths. These have been produced by a variety of studios. Which themselves have been adapted from a series of stories from sci fi writers. The series has been produced by David Fincher (Yes that one) and series creator Tim Miller with the scripts being adapted by Philip Gelat. Almost all of the episodes are science fiction based, with the subgenres varying between variations of Cyber, Steam and Diesel punk, Space Travel, Horror and more. . Since each episode is so short, and the effort required to buy in is so little, it’d be difficult to talk about each episode without spoiling them, but I did think there were a few standout episodes. Three Robots Adapted from a short story by John Scalzi, the second episode of the series is one of the strongest. Three Robots, on vacation in the ruins of a human city long after the apocalypse. There’s nothing particularly original here Read More
Castlevania is a game series based around the troubles of the Belmont family, as they tackle the monsters sent by Dracula to torment the people. The animated series brought to us from Netflix and written by Warren Ellis has been adapted from that core concept. With only four episodes, Castlevania is more of a proof of concept than anything else. Saying that, It’s compelling, hideous and leaves you wanting more.
Squirrel Girl is getting a TV Show in 2018 thanks to Marvel and ABC. Okay. Gotta keep the hype in control.
Not everything made by Marvel can be great. Iron Fist is a show that has serious problems in just trying to find a point. It is incredibly hard to enjoy Iron Fist. Most of the series is spent actively trying to prevent the audience from caring about anything that’s going on.
The CW has a reputation for TV like Supernatural, the ArrowVerse, One Tree Hill and The Vampire Diaries for young, fun programming. Riverdale fits right in.
I know the move to Netflix is great. And I know you have your habits. But Do Not binge watch Black Mirror. Don’t do it. It’s amazing, I get that. You want to watch more. It is wonderful, but pick an episode, watch it, take a break. It deserves it. Netflix has mostly got it’s original programming series designed to be watched in a sequence, sometimes not even paying attention properly. Black Mirror is worth considering. Pore over it. I’m going to go through the episodes for commenting, but I’ll be avoiding spoilers for the most part where I can.
The week starting September 25th has a whole host of FOX based comedies coming back, then the annualised games releases continue with Forza and FIFA. Some anticipated indie games like Clustertruck and Serial Cleaner give the scene a bit of Variety, whilst in Film, fictionalised biopics and weird comedy are there to round off the week.
This week we get so much TV, plenty of adventure games and some really weird movies. Check out your week in Pop Culture below!
Stranger Things Season 2 is confirmed for Netflix in 2017! But what will be involved?
Sony have confirmed that their Playstation Now subscription network will be expanding to Windows PCs, initially in Europe and then moving to North America. The System allows users with compatible devices to stream whole games, Netflix style, to their PC or laptop. This offers a new opportunity for many people to play PS3 and Vita games which they may have missed out on in the last console generation, without having to deal with emulation or any of the associated issues.