Friday’s Feature: So You Want To Save the World?

There is a staple in stories, whatever there form, where a protagonist is called to save the world. They might be a trained soldier, some randomly strong hero, a random nobody chosen by destiny, or just someone who happened to be in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time, but they are called and one … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: So You Want To Save the World?

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Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

Having covered some of the best from 2016 I kind of felt I should look at the shows that weren't necessarily bad but ended up being disappointing before I move on to non-2016 specific lists. Actually, this was probably the hardest list to write because there were just so many shows that had so much … Continue reading Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

Friday’s Feature -Poor Pacing

Poor pacing isn't a new problem by any means; ask anyone who has watched Dragon Ball Z or Bleach about battles that just don't ever seem to end. However, both the Spring and Summer seasons in 2016 have given us new examples of shows that manage to kill interest with pacing issues so I thought … Continue reading Friday’s Feature -Poor Pacing

Food Wars Season 2 Series Review

Overview: Yukihira Souma is back in the kitchen and battling it out to win the Autumn elections while blowing people's clothes off with great tasting food. I reviewed this week to week so if you are interested in individual episode thoughts click here. I've also reviewed season 1. Review: Season 2's always have a bit of … Continue reading Food Wars Season 2 Series Review

Food Wars Season 2 Episode 13

Review: They at least ended the next challenge before the season ended. That was nice of them. And Yukihira even learned something. Also nice. My real issue is that this episode lacked any kind of tension. Actually most of this season has. You can only threaten expulsion so many times before it ceases to feel … Continue reading Food Wars Season 2 Episode 13

Food Wars Season 2 Episode 11

Review: Yukihira is back in the kitchen and this time he's taking all new techniques on board. Seeing him focussed and serious about his craft reminds you of his more positive characteristics (rather than his cocky and obnoxious side). The montage of classmates in their placement kitchens was a nice break in the middle of … Continue reading Food Wars Season 2 Episode 11

Food Wars Episode 11

Review: From a story point of view, this episode is more interesting. We have a new challenge with new rules in a new location and we seem to be progressing beyond just creating great food and now we're actually focussing on practical cooking. And there in lies the problem with this episode. Erina. She so … Continue reading Food Wars Episode 11

Food Wars Episode 10

Review: If you don't know who won, stop reading and go watch the episode. Is it wrong that I'm glad Akira won the election? Soma winning would have been ridiculous given the skill gap from the beginning. And then the do over. Serve your final dish in the first place. With Ryo, I just don't … Continue reading Food Wars Episode 10

Food Wars Season 2 Episode 9

Review: Back we go to the kitchen only now the roof opens and we can see the moon. So different. And there are three people cooking. Completely different from every other match. Except that it isn't. The show fails to raise the stakes or the tension in this finals match. More importantly, all three characters … Continue reading Food Wars Season 2 Episode 9

Food Wars Season 2 Episode 8

Review: This is the second episode this season that I have really and thoroughly enjoyed watching. Amazingly enough, the previous one was Soma's preparation for his last match. The common theme, we don't spend the entire episode just watching the characters cook. Soma goes to the market. We hear various opinions about fish. We brainstorm. … Continue reading Food Wars Season 2 Episode 8