Hailing from BoJack Horseman heavyweights Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Undone has some serious pedigree to get expectations high, and similarly to Netflix’s groundbreaking animated series, Undone is funny, dark and deeply moving. Like BoJack too, Undone is an exploration of mental health in modern society and is an empathetic look at people afflicted with mental illness, perhaps inherited through family. Undone also has a unique animation style rarely seen on television by combining rotoscoping and 2D oil paintings to create an achingly beautiful look for this dark and surreal show. The series opens with our tear-stricken protagonist Alma crashing her car after seeing her deceased father on the street opposite her; the show’s pilot then retraces to introduce us properly to Alma and the people surrounding her all of whom she has complicated relationships with. There’s her deceptively optimistic sister Becca trying to masquerade some deep-rooted issues; her faithful, very concerned mother Camila trying to prevent her daughter from neglecting her own health; and then there's her boyfriend Sam who she shares a profound bond with but is concerned by their contrasting outlooks on life. Alma’s mental health is shown to be deteriorating from the onset of the episode as she’s struggling with the mundanity of her routine life, and this causes her to act self-destructively in a series of events that leads up to the crash and have repercussions when she reawakens in hospital some time later. However, what strikes her most after waking from her coma is that she can now see her deceased father, who sets a mission for her to uncover the mysteries behind his death with her new abilities to manipulate time and space. With this fantastical premise, Undone breaks a lot of rules to give a wholly unique viewing experience with amazing visuals and great lead performances both in the actors’ vocal and motion capture performances.
The other day I was finishing my cycle of the original Pokemon Indigo league season and I happened to be on the "Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" episode. Here's a little bit of a rundown on what happened that episode in case you don't remember. It was when Ash's Bulbasaur refused to evolve at their species of Pokemon's traditional ceremony. Rewatching this as an adult, I realized so much of the brilliant writing between the lines went over my head as a kid. I only saw what was presented on the surface, just a Pokemon that was refusing to evolve. When you really think about it though, refusing to change in front of hundreds of your own kind, which has been a generational tradition of your kind, was a brave and defiant act on Ash's Bulbasaur's behalf. What was the reason though? Was it selfish or selfless? Or was he just not ready? I have a theory, and I want to share it. Let's continue down memory lane a bit more shall we?
Season finales are always the most climactic episodes of the seasons. They have the biggest build up, and give the ending a great reaction. Usually, there is great build up to it, and the unsub is one of the best of the season. Some are two-parters, and others are just 45 minutes of pure insanity and great action. Some are amazing, and others are not on the really amazing side of things, to put it lightly. Here is a list of all the season finales, ranked from the least interesting to the best done yet.
Golden shimmer, streamlined and glitter on a Great Gatsby-like backdrop under a paneled disco ball, all ringing Steve Winwood's higher love that we're all thinking of at the start of this new season! I'm glad that Tom Bergeron got his tie tied and opens the show with Erin Andrews at his side. They introduce the judges: Bruno, Carrie Ann, and Len, who will watch more for technique and dance steps as the show begins.
Ten years ago, the sitcom Community premiered on NBC. Chronicling the adventures of a community college study group, the production history of the show involved a showrunner change-up for the fourth season, a cancellation at the end of the fifth season, and a sixth season revival on the short-lived Yahoo! Screen. Despite all this and cast changes, the show made it to six seasons, bringing #SixSeasonsAndAMovie closer to completion. A movie would be very welcome, but for now, people can still watch the entire show. In honor of the tenth anniversary, below are ten reasons to watch (or rewatch) Community.
As a devout Vampire Diaries fan, I go into every spinoff series with low expectations. Why? Simply because history has proven sequels never live up to the originals… no pun intended! Besides, I was so smitten with The Vampire Diaries at the time, I wasn’t looking for another show that didn’t feature Damon and Stefan.
I told myself that I wouldn't watch Titans because recently DC has taken many beloved characters and completely butchered them. I didn't want to pay for DC's streaming service and I didn't feel like being disappointed by them again. However, since I currently live in Thailand, Titans is available on Netflix, so I took the plunge.
Hallmark Channel broke new ground when it debuted When Calls the Heart in 2014. The drama quickly escalated to the top of the ratings charts and amassed a fanbase of dedicated viewers that are lively, interactive, and determined to keep their favorite show on top.
Arguably the best episode of the series thus far, the Tristram Shapeero-directed New Jersey closes with everyone having a good time at the wedding reception for Duffy (John Reynolds) and Gemma (Zoe Boyle). While I must admit I was hoping we were going to see Andrew Aldridge (Alex Jennings) and Tony James (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) get married, the wedding we saw was beautiful.
By the time episode ten passed I had thought the surprises would be over, and how wrong I was. This episode is comprised of people standing and talking, coupled with Charce’s flashbacks to his childhood. We find that the story that he made up in a previous episode is not quite true. I say not quite, because the events loosely resemble those that actually occurred in his life. By manipulating the memory he made it so that it would be easier for him to lie at the time. As most good lies go, there is a hint of truth to them that makes them believable, this allows for the delivery at the time to be far more natural to the character. The confession here is a perfect example of that principle in practice.
So there aren't many theories on Fuller House, but there are some about Full House that I will address here. There will not be spoiler alerts during this part of the post.