The Good Place has become one of my favorite shows. But all good things must come to an end and that’s exactly what this season ultimately ended up being about. Here are my thoughts on the last season.

What I watched:

This was the closest thing to a trailer I could find

The team is charged with running an experiment to show humans are capable of improving themselves. The Bad Place choose four subjects that are the most difficult for each team member to work with. Chidi, who had his memory erased to prevent him from reacting to his ex-girlfriend…

When you ask someone about what they think Fantasy is, they will probably say elves, dwarves, wizards…you know, basically J.R.R Tolkien. The thousands of books based on the Tolkien type of fantasy that have been written tend to have cover photos that feature white characters, human or otherwise. A previous post of mine talked about how disappointing it is that fantasy writers can imagine an entire world history on how dragons and humans would get along, but can’t imagine a world with people of color in it.

That is what makes a fantasy show like The Dragon Prince so refreshing…

Every now and then I’ll come across a random show that I never would have guessed had such powerful storytelling and characters. Hollywood is one of those shows. In this post I will cover some of the things I wished the real Hollywood was like.

What I saw:

Hollywood follows a plucky group of young dreamers in the 1950’s who want to work in the Hollywood movie industry. There are the actors: Camille, Jack, and Rock. The creatives: Archie the writer and Raymond the director. Each of them struggle in their own way to be seen and put into…

Itaewon Class: The Best Revenge is a Life Well Lived

I’ve watched a decent amount of South Korean Dramas (aka K-Dramas), and yet I’ve never really gotten around to writing a post about any of them. The most recent one I watched, Itaewon Class, definitely stood out enough to where I want to rectify that. In this post I will cover some of what I learned from watching this K-drama.

What I watched:

The trailer doesn’t do it justice

We start the show being introduced to Park Sae-ro-yi on his first day at a new school. The move is prompted…

W3stworld B3stworld: Of Gods of Men

Another show has come to an end in this year of how technology has become our new gods. Devs had a similar theme but in a more not too distant future, whereas Westworld assumes enough time has advanced to where we are able to create our own living beings. This post will cover what the creators of this particular series imagine our techno-gods to be.

What I watched:

“The real gods are coming…”

The season starts off shortly after the 2nd season. Bernard is laying low, unsure whether he can trust himself or if…

2020 is not only the year of the coronavirus, but it is also the year TV is obsessed with talking about machine gods. We have two shows, Devs and Westworld III, talking about machines that have the capability to predict the future of humanity and, in the case of Devs, the universe itself. Since Devs was a shorter miniseries and is already finished, I will be talking about it first.

What I watched:

The story begins by following a young couple, Sergei and Lily, working at a tech firm in the San Francisco Bay area called Amaya. The company…

Finally, shows are coming out that actually place Latinx characters in more realistic struggles of what it’s like to live in the US. One Day at a Time covered a good amount of ground on the topic, but it definitely had more of a traditional sitcom feel to it, with static sets and a laugh track. Gentified is a more modern telling of the Latinx story, and in this post I will cover the meaning behind the plot.

What I watched:

Gentefied follows cousins Ana, Erik, and Chris who are in their mid-20’s living in the traditionally Latinx neighborhood…

Nier: Automata definitely felt more immersive than any other game I have played; that’s including very compelling storytelling games like Firewatch. Most videogames excel on one or two elements, like gameplay, stories, visuals, or music. Nier: Automata is one of those rare gems that excel in all of them. The version I played was Nier: Automata Become as Gods Edition.

What I played:

I have not played the other Nier games, so I cannot speak to the story as a whole. In Nier: Automata, Earth has become the front lines of a war between alien invaders and humans. A…

I have always felt a little disappointment with this “Golden Age of Television” we have been living in. In the beginning of this Age we had shows like Breaking Bad, The Shield, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Supernatural… Honestly there are just too many great shows to name. The quality of the shows are not what disappoint me, however. It was that all of them featured and starred white protagonists and stories.

This is not what I meant when I said I wanted people of color on TV

As this Age has matured, I have started to see great shows featuring people of color, such as Atlanta, Black-ish, and…

Continuing on my mini-binge of older TV shows, plus hearing the announcement of a new season of the original Teen Titans show, I thought I would write out some of my thoughts of the story arch episodes of Season 2 (which also happens to be my favorite season). Now this post will only cover story arch episodes, but just as with season 1 the filler episodes are worth watching too.

What I watched:

Slade sums up the plot through most of the season

Teen Titans season 2 starts off with the introduction of a new character, Terra. The Titans, especially…

TV Rots Your Brain

This blog is to talk about some of the deeper lessons in the stories that are told through TV and Video Games

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