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RR529

Tonight I finished up My Little Lover, another live action Japanese romantic dramedy.

A high school senior is somehow transformed into a "one inch princess" (referencing a Japanese folktale) after having an argument with her family, and is taken in and protected by her next door neighbor & childhood friend who she has a crush on, but they drifted apart long ago.

Of course, the formula is pretty predictable after the similar series I've already watched this year, but it's unique hook helps it to stand out, and I generally still find the setup to be charming. Furthermore, it's shorter episode count kept things from getting too long winded, the love interest probably had the best reason to be aloof yet, and it had the most satisfying conclusion of the bunch (lastly, I got a kick out of the fact that it referenced the last of these types of series I watched, Mischievious Kiss: Love in Tokyo, most heavily in episode 8).

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Finished up White Rabbit Project (Netflix Original) season 1 today.

It's a fun science program starring MythBusters' "B" team of Grant Imahara, Kari, & Tori. It's very much it's own show with it's own feel, but if you liked MythBusters, you'll probably like this too. Of course, you're mileage will vary episode to episode depending on your interest in whatever topic they're currently covering, but I generally had a good time with it.

Overall, I became quite the Netflix junkie this past year, watching more TV than I've ever watched before on it:

  • Arrow season 4
  • Atelier (Netflix Original) season 1
  • the Crown (Netflix Original) season 1
  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 1
  • the Flash season 2
  • Fuller House (Netflix Original) season 1 (still going through season 2 with my bro)
  • Good Morning Call (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Hibana: Spark (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Marco Polo (Netflix Original) season 2
  • Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes special (Netflix Original)
  • Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix Original) season 2
  • Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo: Volume 1
  • Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo: Volume 2
  • My Little Lover season 1
  • Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Stranger Things (Netflix Original) season 1
  • Supergirl season 1
  • White Rabbit Project (Netflix Original) season 1

Alphabetical list.

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RR529

I've watched a couple of shows since the start of the year.

CNN's The Eighties - 8 part documentary series about the notable events of the decade revolving around it's Television (2 parts), Tech, Music, Economy, Fall of the Soviet Union, AIDS Crisis, & the Reagan presidency (episodes not in that exact order). Pretty interesting stuff if you're into the era. As a Nintendo fan, it's a tad disappointing that it's only appearance is a quick shot of a Gameboy in the closing seconds of the Tech episode, but I guess in the grand scheme of things, they're not as important to society as the things they mentioned (In the Tech episode, they mostly talked about the emergence of the home computer market & the rise of Apple. They also talked about the first cell phones & the Sony Walkman. In terms of games, they mostly talked about the arcace craze, with a little offshoot about Atari when it came to the home side of things).

Tokyo Trial - 4 episode mini-series docu-drama about the post WWII tribunal that looked at if certain Japanese government & military officials were guilty of war crimes. It's from the perspective the judges overseeing the ordeal, and was a pretty interesting watch.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix Original).

Series based on the popular book series, with this season covering the first 4 books (2 episodes per book). It's been years since I last read the books, so I'm not sure how authentic it stays (though I'm sure there's some stuff they had to cut/alter, as with any adaptation), but I think they did a good job. In terms of costuming & set design I felt like they did a good job of capturing the vibe of the series. It's a bit more silly than I remembered the books being, but as I read them as a kid, they could have just seemed more serious.

Also, that was an astounding troll. I knew the parents weren't going to find them by season's end, since they have much more books to go through, but I never imagined that they weren't going to even be their parents. TBH, I can't even remember if the parents were still alive in the books, and don't tell me).

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An enjoyable Aussie comedy series about a courier depot. I've heard stories about being a courier from my dad, and while the show over-exaggerates, I see that there is more than a grain of truth at the heart of it. Mario and Luigi make an appearance too.

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RR529

Frontier (Netflix Original) - Series set in the wilderness of Canada in the late 1700's, with a variety of factions vying for dominance over the fur trade in the area. The big power is the British owned Hudson's Bay Company, and the smaller companies wanting a piece of the pie have to team up to take them down, but with everyone willing to backstab the person next to them for the slightest advantage, such a union isn't as easy as it sounds. I thought this one was actually pretty good, though criminally short (only 6 episodes long).

Also, awhile ago my bro & I finished up season 2 of Fuller House (Netflix Original). Pretty standard stuff. If you liked the first season, you'll probably like this. If not, it'll do nothing to change your mind.

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CrazyHead (Netflix Original) - British series about a couple of women who fight demons, while trying to manage their social lives as well. I didn't care for it, and don't think I'd watch a second season if it got one. It had quite a bit of dark/crass humour written into it, which just doesn't gel with me, and I just never felt myself really getting into it.

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Call Me Francis (Netflix Original) - South American drama about the life events that shaped the character of the current Pope. Some stuff probably went unnoticed by me since I'm not a Catholic (and don't know jack about Argentine history), but overall I thought it was a pretty interesting watch. Some of the stuff the country's military dictatorship did in the 70's was horrific, and was shocked to see.

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RR529

@CanisWolfred, hmm, I haven't watched any of Netflix's animated series yet, but maybe I'd try that one (especially since season 1 will only be 4 episodes long).

Apparently, their exclusive Voltron series is pretty good, (at least based on the few random comments I've seen on their YouTube channel), so who knows, this might end up being decent.

Also makes me wonder if that rumored Zelda series was true at one point. Maybe they wanted a game related series, the Zelda series fell through, and they approached Konami about Castlevania?

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Medici: Masters of Florence (Netflix Original) - Took awhile for me to get around to this one, which was a shame, because I liked it more than I thought I would (moreso than the last 3 or 4 things I watched).

Set in 1400's Europe, it's a drama centering around the politics of Medieval Florence, focusing on the titular Medici family of bankers. It's not mind blowing, but if you at all have an interest in these kinds of shows, this one is definitely worth a go. Just be warned, as these shows tend to go, there's some nudity sprinkled throughout (there's also violence, but probably because it's focused more on politics than battle, it didn't seem excessive from what I could tell).

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So, has anyone else watched Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix Original) yet?

I thought it was pretty good, and wasn't quite sure who the end villain was going to be since there were so many players.

there weren't that many references to the greater MCU in this one, just 2 mentions of "the Incident", and a reference to the Hulk, which I actually think was a mistake in this case. Surely a large organisation such as the Hand, with it's intent on world domination or some such, would be considering potential confrontations with the Avengers, or Spider-Man, who we know as of Civil War has been very open in the New York crime fighting scene at this point. I'm not saying it should be a major part of the story or anything, but an Easter Egg on the same level as the newspapers in Daredevil wouldn't have hurt the flow of the show. Maybe a computer screen in the background of the Hand's information gathering room (the place Danny tore up) could have had information they had gathered about Tony Stark or something? Just a small Easter Egg like that.

I understand wanting to keep the Netflix series' separate from the main MCU due to their darker nature, but at this point I think it would have been better if they had been completely seperated from it in their own continuity.

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JoeDiddley

Psychoville just got added in the UK. I would recommend Black Mirror too.

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RR529

Samurai Gourmet (Netflix Original) - Laid back & humorous series about a 60 year old retiree who isn't used to his newfound freedom in life, but is encouraged by fantasies of a wandering samurai to indulge in his wildest culinary desires (should he have a beer in the middle of the day? Seek out a restraunt from his youth? Confront an intolerant chef subbing the patronage of western tourists? etc.).

Pretty good watch.

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Has anyone seen Trailer Park Boys Season 11?

Momoko Hanasaki is such a cutie!

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Jhena

Would it be ok to post about series that are not necessarily on netflix and not necessarily good?

Slow and steady wins the race, baby.

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RR529

Five Came Back (Netflix Original)

3 part miniseries documentary about 5 media defining film directors of the past (such as John Ford & Frank Capra), and how their various experiences during WWII influenced their work, as told by 5 of today's most legendary directors (like Steven Spielberg & Guillermo Del Toro). Really interesting watch.

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Arrow season 5 - This season should have been epic, but it just... wasn't. Everything came full circle this year, but for some reason I just never really got into it. Maybe because the new team never really grew on me, I dunno'. Season finale was pretty good, though.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 2 - Watched this back in April, so I have no idea why I haven't brought it up yet. It may be full of plot holes if you pay close enough attention, but the time jumping adventures of the crew are just so fun I don't care (and Mic "Heat Wave" Rory is easily the best personality in the entire "Arroverse"). This season sees the gang taking on an all star cast of past Arrow & Flash villains hoping to change their destinies, and it was just great. Up there with the Flash as my favorite show of the bunch so far.

the Flash season 3 - Awesome season. The villain was fantastic with some great story twists, it continues to have the best relationships out of all the "Arrowverse" shows (they really feel real, and again this show gets me emotional), and heck, even the musical crossover episode with Supergirl was fun. Also, any mainstream show that mentions Dragon Ball Z is pretty awesome in my book, lol.

Supergirl season 2 - Season starts out strong, but I wasn't all too fussed with who the end villain was, though I'll admit the season finale was pretty dope. I was hoping for a big confrontation with Lilian Luthor & Cadmus, or the fall of Lena Luthor, but they sort of got sidelined once the Daxans showed up[/spoiler]. Wasn't big on how much time they spent on the sister's storyline (seems like a lot of time spent to say, "we have an insider in the Police force"), I feel like J'onn's storyline was cut too short in the season, and while the whole [spoiler]Guardian thing has promise, especially with a new helmet, it just felt like busy-work to keep James relevant this season.

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise - My first venture into anime (on Netflix), and I thought it was pretty good. Not as good as the original film, but still worth a look for anyone interested in the series, or anime/sci-fi in general.

The only thing is Netflix only has the first 3 parts (they'd need part 4 & the 2015 film to finish it out, though each part is it's own story so it's not a huge deal). Oh, and only parts 1&2 are both Dub/Sub (part 3 is Sub only). Maybe it's Funimation's way of making sure you buy the rest if you like what you see here.

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GLOW (Netflix Original) - Dramedy set in the 80's about a group of outcast women in L.A. who take a chance on an upstart TV wrestling project (Gorgeous Women of Wrestling).

It's by the same team behind Orange is the New Black, and while it can be crass (it's definitely a show for mature audiences) I liked it. I found it funny in spots, it had a twist or two I wasn't expecting, and as I grew up watching wrestling, I liked that aspect of the show (especially when they were coming up with their personas). Also, I enjoyed all the 80's music

Tomorrow, Castlevania!

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