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January 25 2021, 8:11 AM

"Let's Settle This Like Civil Servants."

Allen gives Black Butler a go, covering season 1 and 2, plus some OAVs. It's a fun show according to Allen, but it's definitely not for children, as he'd argue that the Netflix rating is more appropriate than the disc one.

That's our lot for this week. Next week is a bit up in the air, so let's check in and see what happens when the week rolls around.

-Stig Høgset.

January 18 2021, 4:07 AM

Where The Mild Flowers BLOOM!

So yeah, I was kinda looking forward to the latest season of Is the Order a Rabbit?, named BLOOM. But after watching it, I also couldn't help but feel slightly let down. Head in to find out why.

Next week, Allen will delve into the dark side of civil service. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

January 11 2021, 9:32 AM

If the Pen is Mightier Than the Sword, What Happens When There Barely Are Any Pens?

That is the main dilemma as Tim and I undertake the journey that is Ascendance of a Bookworm, and in our case, we just covered both of the two seasons currently available as well as the inbetween episodes. And it really is a fascinating show in so many ways, too. Definitely worth the watch.

Well, hopefully that'll tide you over. It might be one week or two until the next review. That last year has just eaten all of us alive, and it looks like this year is also going to be a bit on the hectic side. Possibly.

-Stig Høgset.

January 4 2021, 3:10 AM

The Last Million Stands.

Well, it's not like Allen's pick of the week has much to do about the fight between good and evil, even though it would like to think so. The first season of I'm Standing On A Million Lives tries to give the isekai genre a bit of a different spin, though arguably it's only call to fame is that it's a bit nastier than most shows within the framework. Should you watch it? Well, that depends on what you want out of it.

Next week, I'm hoping we can present a truly different spin on this whole thing, if nothing else cuts in on the dance, that is. We'll see, so check back next week.

-Stig Høgset.

December 28 2020, 4:29 PM

When You Wish Upon a Star...

Though the protagonist in our show of the week could probably just fly there anyway with his rocket feet. Yes, this week, Allen takes a look at Astro Boy, which is to say the 1980 recoloring work of the original show. It's a neat show, though the original version came out in 1963, so Allen warns people that while it's admirable that the show brings up robot rights, it maybe isn't quite as eager when it comes to more modern topics like feminism.

Well, that's how it goes. Next week, Allen will really feel the weight of the world upon the show's shoulders. Or something. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

December 14 2020, 1:03 PM

Drawing The Line of (or for) Your Life.

Hello, ladies and gentlemen of a (hopefully) more modern persuasion. Today I have for you a show set in an era where life options for women weren't many unless you really were willing to stick your neck out. Fortunately for us, the discerning audience, Arte is such a woman, although a curiously friendly and optimistic sort at that. Sure, there's probably quite a few historical inaccuracies for those who know where to look, but if you're willing to let that slide, this is a very entertaining show that definitely should be given a chance. Much like its main character, am I right?

And with that, we are another week closer to Christmas. For the next two weeks, we will at least have something done on the Monday either before or after Christmas eve, so... let's see how this goes? At any rate, stay safe, everyone.

-Stig Høgset.

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