Just managed to watch the Steven Universe
finale (well season 5 finale anyway). My initial thoughts on it :
[What Det. Bullock said]
Not sure what to add (though let's try to keep things spoiler-ish free), I'm glad that there's more seasons & movie(s) confirmed, 'cause that means we'll get get to explore what the new status quo is. I for one would be curious to be if there are gems that decided to stay on earth besides the Crystal Gems themselves. I'd also be curious to see a Rose Quartz at some point, to see how they compare to CG-Rose Quartz.
Moving on to anime, I watched though about 20+ episodes of Seven deadly sins
. Not particularly impressed overall, but as an action Shonen, it's seviceable. The animation & action are alright, the fanservice level is average, plot-wise it's not exactly enthralling, but it's got a diverse enough cast to balance that.
Bottom line is : it's OK. It's not great, but it's not bad.
I watched a couple other anime series, but I didn't get past the pilot forthose so far, so I'll hold off commenting on these for now.
On to live action stuff. Saw the first few seconds of the trailer for Salvation
, got interested in the premise, watched the actual pilot, realised that A), the core cast was basically 3 very standard pretty white boy elites & a white girl elite, and B) it's actually the Standard Killer Asteroid plot that I've already seen in Deep Impact, Armaggedon, SG1, Sliders, and probably a bunch of other works that I can't recall right now, then promptly noped
the **** out.
On the plus side, I powered though what Mythbuster
was available on Netflix and it was awesome
. Also crazy, it's intriguing how many "confirmed" or "plausible" are among the "busted" myths.
I also watched the pilot for DC's Titans
series earlier this week. It's absolutely hilarious in how it tries to shove the edgy-dark-gory
in your face, I did not expect that
. Not sure how it's gonna fair plot & character-wise, but it looks fairly good and I got a lot of good laughs out of it - I do plan on watching more of it.
Last year I also got my hands on The Orville
, and the series absolutely does not work for me. I wouldn't go so far as to call it garbage, there's clearly some love being put into it but for me : A) I don't find most of the jokes funny, B) the characters are fairly standard cardboard cutouts, C) the plots seem to be either old
recycled SF (especially Star Trek) scripts with no attempts at making them fresh, or so badly handled and mangled that whatever message they were trying to say is flung out into space & never heard from again, and D) while it has a respectable budget overall, action-wise it is woefully underwhelming.
TLDR: It's not funny, not interesting & not pretty. Would not keep watching.
Aside from all that, I've received recommendations for Dirk Gently, Money Heist, The Good Place & 3 Below - Tales of Arcadia. I'm also intrigued about the Carmen Sandiego series, and what the new ST:Discovery season will bring.