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  • Nine Out Of Nine

    After an eternally long wait; Season 5 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine arrived on Netflix a few months ago and I’ve since bought Season 6 on Prime which is updating weekly. I absolutely love the first 4 seasons of the show, so to finally have the 5th season available has been...
  • Line of Duty

    I’ve just finished watching the first 3 seasons of Line of Duty on Netflix (UK) which feels like an excellent time to take a break and write about it. This may get a bit spoilery later on, so keep an eye out for the warning if you don’t want...
  • Simplicity & Joy

    “It’s the simple things in life that give you the most joy.” They stand the test of time in a way that more complicated things often, just, don’t. When I think back to my childhood many of the things I enjoyed fitted this particular bill. So many things that...
  • Bittersweet Endings

    In the last few months I’ve really blasted through some shows. Quite a few to say the least; many of which I have written about for this very site. I think in this age of binge media we are all familiar with the bittersweetness of getting to the end...
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Following on from my earlier article, The Dark Side of Alchemy, I’m now in a position to share some thoughts on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as a whole. I wrote the earlier article after I had finished “Part 1” which is the first 13 episodes; this time I’m writing having...
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN

    Kaiju are giant. Enormous. They are impossible to miss. You’d know if you saw one, you would just know. Yet in SSSS.GRIDMAN a lot of them manage to fade into the background. Standing like mountains in full view yet seemingly almost invisible. After a few episodes I realised that...
  • Goblin Slayer

    The trouble with goblins is, nobody takes them seriously. They’re just goblins after all; little more than an irritation. How many games have you played, or stories have you read/watched, where goblins are a monster enemy? 10, 20, 100? What proportion of those treated them as anything more difficult...
  • The Dark Side of Alchemy

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood caught me out big time. I really wasn’t prepared for what would happen in Episode 4. I don’t think I could have been less prepared for it if I’m honest. “What happened?” you ask; I’m not going to tell you as that would spoil it. What...
  • Yearly Review – Alex (2018)

    It’s that time of the year again where we look back and arbitrarily assign a value to things we did over the last twelve months. 2018 has been an amazing year again for our hobbies, it has given us the opportunity to experience some spectacular games, astonishing movies, and...