TV Show Review: Barry

Details: This is a review of season one and two. More information can be found at https://www.hbo.com/barry and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5348176/

Score: 8/10

Barry is one of the best, most original shows I’ve seen this year. It reminds me of Breaking Bad in the way it combines something extraordinarily criminal with something very mundane, except that this is 60% comedy 40% drama whereas Breaking Bad was mostly drama.

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TV Show Review: Steven Universe, Season Five, Episodes 19 through 29

Details: This is a review of episodes nineteen through twenty-nine of season five. Episode twenty-nine was the season finale. More information can be found at https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/steven-universe/index.html and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3061046/

Score: 8.4/10

Back in May 2018, Steven Universe went on hiatus. Then it came back with a few episodes in July. Then it went on hiatus. Then finally came back again at the end of the year and finished the season in January 2019. Were all the delays worth it? Hell yes. Steven Universe is one of the most unique shows I have ever seen because it seeks to convey themes related to identity and acceptance from a nontraditional, yet universal perspective. It then takes these themes and wraps it in a science fiction story that makes it digestible to viewers who may be intolerant, prejudiced, old and young. The incorporation of music and loads of character development (my favorite aspect of a good story) is also welcome.

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TV Show Review: Daredevil, Season 3

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80018294 and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/

Score: 8.4/10

After watching the now cancelled and generally mediocre seasons of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, I worried for this newest season of Daredevil. Luckily, my worries were unfounded. Daredevil season three brings back the quality production values that you saw in seasons one and two. As an aside, don’t go on Yahoo because they put spoilers for this show right onto the front page… those ass hats.

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TV Show Review: Steven Universe

 

Details: First aired in 2013. Almost all episodes are about eleven minutes long. As of May 7, 2018, there are five seasons and one hundred forty-six episodes. I’ve watched them all. Still currently airing episodes from season five on Cartoon Network. Official site is https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/blog/category/steven-universe

Score: 8.3/10

In American animation, there is a long list of television cartoons that appear to appeal to children, but secretly have enough depth for adult audiences. Sometimes they deliberately target adult audiences. Some cartoons that come to mind are Recess, Rick and Morty, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time and even My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Steven Universe is another one of these cartoons and it does a great job of appealing to children and adults alike. I now understand why fans are so crazy about this show.

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Anime Movie Review: A Silent Voice

Details: Also known as Koe no Katachi or The Shape of Voice. Originally released in 2016. About two hours long. More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/28851/Koe_no_Katachi

A Silent Voice is a masterful movie that tells a relatively original story that works on multiple levels.

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