Friday, December 16, 2016

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus:
Though not as funny as her earlier comedy specials, this one has a warm, charming feeling to it that makes it a pleasant way to spend an hour. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B-

The 100, Season Three:
I really enjoyed how the ultimate threat in this season's storyline started out orthogonally to the main plot thread. This continues to be a show of shallow characters mixed with great ideas and uneven execution -- the world-building is its strength, even if the characters often make incredibly stupid decisions that pass for character development. I still find it weird that they employ beautiful CW-style actors and actresses only to film them covered in mud, blood, and darkened corners that mask the low scenery budget. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B+

3%:
This is Netflix's first show from Brazil, which I watched with English subtitles (apparently the English overdub is awful). It starts out with a Hunger Games style of scenario, where only 3% of the people living in poverty make it to the mythical "Offshore", but it focuses more on the individual characters and the political intrigue behind the whole affair. This is a great, short (8 episode) sci-fi miniseries whose only downfall is that it requires intense reading if you don't know Portugeuse. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B+

iZombie, Season Two:
Through the beginning and middle of this season, I often felt like there was about 10% too much plot going on -- I just wanted to tune in for the snappy dialogue and had to remember characters from previous episodes and backstabs going in every direction. Luckily, the plot streamlines nicely towards the end, and even lets some supporting characters in on the main secrets of the show. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes in the third season. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B+

I would review some Amazon Prime shows but I haven't seen any good ones in months! Plus, have you ever tried searching for something to watch there?

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