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May 21 2018, 4:42 AM

Fox Spirit Jerry Springer.

Actually... that's going too far. It was incredibly rude of me to compare Fox Spirit Matchmaker to perennial trashy TV champion Jerry Springer just like that, so.... Mr. Springer? You have my deepest apologies. You did not deserve that.

....so yeah, this show... it's not very good. In fact, it's confoundingly terrible. It makes me feel sort of lost and defeated, as if the joke is on me for even reviewing this. I think it would be easier to try to make sense of Pop Team Epic than asking myself why this show was made to begin with. I just don't know anymore.

Allen will bring us something next week. I think I need to go lay down a bit. If you'll excuse me.

-Stig Høgset.

 
May 14 2018, 10:01 AM

Ninja Girl and Cloistered Emperor.

Our contribution for the week is for another show that takes on the antics of a certain sorta well known Japanese celebrity known as Oda Nobunaga, and who better to deal with Ninja Girl and Samurai Master season 1 than our own big boss, Carlos Ross? And hey, it's a fun show too.

Is next week's show going to be much fun? Well... no, no it's not. Dear God, no. See you then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
May 7 2018, 9:15 AM

Allen Wishes to March Some More, if He May.

Because he jumps on the second season train with March Comes In Like A Lion - season 2, which seems to bring more to the table of what you already got with season 1, yet not without its share of shake-ups. Which is just the way he liked 'em, I guess?

And that's it. Next week, one of the site's most longtime contributors will return and... well, make another contribution. Stay tuned.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 30 2018, 2:39 AM

Who's Your Bone Daddy... Again?

Some years ago, I sort of made a leap of faith on a show that represented what has become the most obnoxious genre over the last couple of years -- the "self-insert caught in an MMORPG, and boy howdy, haven't I become ridiculously powerful now" genre. And now Overlord II is here, and the only question you really need to ask yourself is.... how important is it that the main character is the one who does the most badassery onscreen? Because while this show does indeed provide "more of the same" in a good way, it allows the others to step up to the plate this time. If that is a good thing or a bad thing, I'll leave it up to you. Personally, I was fine with it, at least in this case.

And there we go. Update a little early, but I'd rather get this done now than later. We wouldn't want to be late, right? ^^;;

Well, see you next week.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 23 2018, 10:08 AM

And These Are The Hands We Give Them...

Allen drops by again to tell you all about Violet Evergarden, a series that really followed the letter of the law of melodrama, and it's great.

I guess I can only hope to reach that level with next week's update. Let's give it a try, eh?

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 16 2018, 10:35 AM

The Big Brother Baby Boom is Upon Us.

Which is to say there has been at least a few shows where older men of variable age differences has been called upon to take care of kids, mostly girls, and as such has melted our hearts that way to various degrees. (Controversial endings notwithstanding.) The main complaint here being that most of these leads have been spared what is probably the most frustrating part of child-rearing; the first years. Allen's choice of the week, School Babysitters, might be the show to bring to focus this overlooked diamond in diapers as far as genres go. It's as literal as we can get to the expression "baby steps".

That's it for this week. Next week, we will head off to more relaxing locations. Or maybe not, and it's all in the name. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
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