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  • Dying

    There’s no escaping it. For all that we avoid talking about it in real life, it’s a prevalent part of a lot of our creative endeavours. How a show, film or game deals with the deaths of characters can often be a defining part of its perception. Game of...
  • 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...