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Netflix: Flicks? On the Internet? That's just crazy talk!

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Why do I feel like the lady who basically made this happen through her "Grown Up Wednesday" videos isn't going to get a damn penny?
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
I just realized how weird it is that Tim Burton hasn't actually don't anything official with the Addams Family before
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
On the one hand, this does kind of seem like it'd be a passion project for him, and it's been a *while* since I've seen a movie Tim seemed enthusiastic about.

On the other hand, this is a Tim Burton production, and I just thought about him casting Johnny Depp as Gomez and threw up in my mouth a little.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
It sounds like Burton is directing but the Smallville creators are showrunning. I don’t know if that makes the situation better or worse.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I feel like someone mentioned that at one point, but if not:

There is a documentary about the history of He-Man. Only watched the first third of it by now, but I find it really interesting. It's called The Power of Grayskull.

And I just learned that J. Michael Straczynski, Mr. Babylon 5, worked as a writer on the original He-Man cartoon. Huh.
 
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SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Anyone watched Shadow and Bone yet? I'm not familiar with the books it's based on but it seems to be a fairly entertaining YA fantasy story, if a bit predictable and by-the-numbers so far. But I've been in the mood for some genre TV so I've been enjoying it.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
I could not make it through the first episode of season 3, where the show revealed that it really was going all in on being at least 30% STEP ON ME HOT EVIL LADY.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
Deliver us to the halcyon days of 2010 when castlevania the tv show only existed in our wildest dreams and we were all bissfully ignorant of Grant Morrison's Warren Ellis' long history of being a weird sex pest.
 
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Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I am hoping we get more “Unstoppable Lord of Terror” Drac and less “Suicidally Depressed Batdad” Drac.

One is a lot more fun to watch
 

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)
Anyone watched Shadow and Bone yet? I'm not familiar with the books it's based on but it seems to be a fairly entertaining YA fantasy story, if a bit predictable and by-the-numbers so far. But I've been in the mood for some genre TV so I've been enjoying it.

I liked it. Surprisingly high budget for a Netflix genre show, and apparently it's a good adaptation of the source material (which is, let's be real, also surprising for a Netflix project)
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
So I finished Castlevania Season 4 and honestly, marked improvement over Season 3. It still has a few missteps, the first few episodes kind of meander a bit, but the last few episodes are a real trip and appreciate them making the entire last episode an epilogue with no action, just finishing some stories and setting up new ones.

Seems like they learned from the mistakes and criticisms of Season 3, Alucard is not nearly as mopey and Trevor and Sypha find new purpose rather quickly, even if it's one they absolutely hate (stopping Drac's resurrectiion), even Hector seems to be in a better place than the end of Season 3 left him, though both him and Isaac still seem to have the most disconnected plots overall. But we do get a reprise of my favorite Isaac scene from S3, his conversation with Flyeyes, and they have another chat where Isaac seems to be interrogating himself as much as the monster. I can't say if Isaac's weird, stupid journey was worth it in the end, but his big climactic episode is an absolute banger.

Then there's the return of Saint Germain, who is still a much more interesting character than most of the main cast, even if this time around he takes a villainous turn for very silly reasons. Bill Nighy is definitely doing the heavy lifting when it comes to making his character compelling, and at the very least by the end of the season he's come back around and evenends up sacrificing his life to put an end to the Dracula/Lisa homunculus (and boy is THAT a thing that needs to be analyzed eventually) and saves Trevor's life as his last act so that was good all around.

The big reveal of the baddie behind everything, though, is not something I'm going to spoil here, even under tags. It's something that'll make you go 'Ooohhhhh!' when you realize one important element of the Castlevania mythology has been missing until now, but even if you guess that much ahead of time the way it's revealed is still great.

The very last scene, though, is a bit of a puzzler. What with a newly resurrected Drac and Lisa, apparently, checking into an inn for some alone time. I guess when Saint Germain exploded the Elizadrac homunculus it kept them both alive somehow? So now the series ends with Drac being resurrected but instead of being hellbent on killing all of humanity he's now this chill dude traveling the countryside with his hot wife? Honestly, good for him.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
So I finished Castlevania Season 4 and honestly, marked improvement over Season 3. It still has a few missteps, the first few episodes kind of meander a bit, but the last few episodes are a real trip and appreciate them making the entire last episode an epilogue with no action, just finishing some stories and setting up new ones.

Seems like they learned from the mistakes and criticisms of Season 3, Alucard is not nearly as mopey and Trevor and Sypha find new purpose rather quickly, even if it's one they absolutely hate (stopping Drac's resurrectiion), even Hector seems to be in a better place than the end of Season 3 left him, though both him and Isaac still seem to have the most disconnected plots overall. But we do get a reprise of my favorite Isaac scene from S3, his conversation with Flyeyes, and they have another chat where Isaac seems to be interrogating himself as much as the monster. I can't say if Isaac's weird, stupid journey was worth it in the end, but his big climactic episode is an absolute banger.

Then there's the return of Saint Germain, who is still a much more interesting character than most of the main cast, even if this time around he takes a villainous turn for very silly reasons. Bill Nighy is definitely doing the heavy lifting when it comes to making his character compelling, and at the very least by the end of the season he's come back around and evenends up sacrificing his life to put an end to the Dracula/Lisa homunculus (and boy is THAT a thing that needs to be analyzed eventually) and saves Trevor's life as his last act so that was good all around.

The big reveal of the baddie behind everything, though, is not something I'm going to spoil here, even under tags. It's something that'll make you go 'Ooohhhhh!' when you realize one important element of the Castlevania mythology has been missing until now, but even if you guess that much ahead of time the way it's revealed is still great.

The very last scene, though, is a bit of a puzzler. What with a newly resurrected Drac and Lisa, apparently, checking into an inn for some alone time. I guess when Saint Germain exploded the Elizadrac homunculus it kept them both alive somehow? So now the series ends with Drac being resurrected but instead of being hellbent on killing all of humanity he's now this chill dude traveling the countryside with his hot wife? Honestly, good for him.
I'm nearly done, but I realized Varney was more important than he appeared the very moment I realized he was Malcolm McDowell, and Malcolm McDowell would not play Varney the Vampire
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I’m four episodes into this very slow new season. Reframing Dracula as the Rebis, the alchemical perfect being, is certainly an interesting choice. I’m very glad that Saint Germain got to wear his Curse of Darkness outfit, at least for a few seconds.

I do hope Alucard gets his mom out of hell.
 

Ixo

"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
Love Death and Robots is back, and none of y’all told me?


Geez.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
And now I’m done Castlevania.

Seapsn 4 was honestly the strongest one the show had. Even if you didn’t put together that Malcolm McDowell was more important than he appeared by merit of being played by Malcolm McDowell, I appreciated the subtle bit of foreshadowing with Varney by his tattered coat looking like a pair of scythes.

Also; Gergoth!
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Gergoth was a great moment of recognition. "Is that.. IT IS!"

Also we get honest to gosh Flea Men too!
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I won’t lie; I was kind of let down that the music that played during the final battle was a reprise of the shows theme and not Vampire Killer or something.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
The aversion to classic Castlevania BGM is kind of baffling. It's like they saw the extremely positive reaction the Bloody Tears moment in Season 2 got and they went "Wow, everyone loved it, let's never do THAT again!"
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I watched Shadow and Bone recently. That show refused to stick in my brain for some reason. I don't remember it being bad, even having finished it no more than a week ago I barely remember it at all. I see it and think it looks and sounds like something I would really like, but I just couldn't get on its wavelength.

I have stronger thoughts on Jupiter's Legacy, which is not necessarily praise. It is a weird mix of good and garbage. Like, the special effects look expensive, but the sets look cheap. The plot is just the start of Kingdom Come, stripped of most of the biblical parts, and is reasonably well acted. But the dialogue is frequently just laughable garbage, just clumsy and tone deaf. Its a weird show.
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I got a little too happy when Gergoth showed up and did a laser beam.

The fourth season was super great. Isaac and his million stands fighting Carmela. Grant Danasty finally kinda showing up as Greta from Danesti. Malcolm McDowell as Death being Malcolm Mcdowell. It all made me happy.
 
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