Wheel of Time Update: Season Two Needs Some Space

The last time I talked about Wheel of Time was right after episode six; it took me about that long to really buy in to the show, because plenty of elements were … inconsistent, to say the least. Episode seven came along and almost made me regret writing that post—again, I haven’t read the booksContinue reading “Wheel of Time Update: Season Two Needs Some Space”

The Witcher Update: Look How They Massacred My Boy

All right, look, I only gave season two one episode. And I’m not here to shit on the people who like the show. I have watched and enjoyed season one of the extremely inconsistent Wheel of Time (which probably needs its own update post) without the background knowledge of the books, and I know forContinue reading “The Witcher Update: Look How They Massacred My Boy”

It Took Six Episodes, but I’m Officially Invested in Wheel of Time

And I’ll tell you for why! (Full disclosure: I have not read the books. To be honest, though, I’m kind of happy I haven’t. There was enough to be uncertain about without all that clogging up the pipes.) Certainly, this show isn’t perfect; it suffers from the usual first-season-stumbling-like-a-baby-deer syndrome, and there are things oneContinue reading “It Took Six Episodes, but I’m Officially Invested in Wheel of Time”

You Should Drop Everything and Watch Arcane and Dune

Originally I was going to do separate posts for these, but there are so many fantasy shows and movies to gush about these days—it was exciting in and of itself to be able to double up on recommendations. I’m not here to spoil plot and I’m honestly kind of terrible at writing reviews (my Goodreads pageContinue reading “You Should Drop Everything and Watch Arcane and Dune”

Motherland: Fort Salem Is Great (If You Like Worldbuilding)

This is probably a shortcoming of my own media consumption, but I haven’t tended to like witch stuff, which was why I was reluctant to try this show for so long. Somehow the vibe never quite fits for me. But Motherland: Fort Salem took me by surprise. It didn’t work in every way, and itContinue reading “Motherland: Fort Salem Is Great (If You Like Worldbuilding)”

Shadow and Bone Is a Fabulous Fantasy Adaptation

The first post about fantasy entertainment on my blog might make it look like I never enjoy anything, but that isn’t true! Recently, the Netflix adaptation of Shadow and Bone blew me away, and not in the hyperbolic sense (no show/movie/book is perfect, even to the creators), but in the sense that I didn’t knowContinue reading “Shadow and Bone Is a Fabulous Fantasy Adaptation”

The Witcher: Cahir in the Books Versus the Netflix Show

I technically have other complaints to lodge against The Witcher on Netflix, although some of them are matters of personal preference as opposed to real critical analysis, and those things don’t feel that important to write about. But there was one thing I couldn’t let go.  My favorite character, Cahir, seems kind of gross inContinue reading “The Witcher: Cahir in the Books Versus the Netflix Show”