TV Review: The Dragon Prince Seasons 1 – 3

Hello my dear readers, I hope things are going well with you. Being stuck inside has allowed me to cross off a few shows on my Netflix list, though I seem to add more shows than I finish watching.

I wanted something lighthearted and fun, with short episodes, and The Dragon Prince came across my radar. I had heard it had a lot of Avatar: The Last Airbender vibes, so I didn’t hesitate to pick it up.

So, what did I think of it?

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Title: The Dragon Prince
Network: Netflix
Rating: ★★★★☆

In the magical land of Xadia, magic comes from six primal sources: the sun, moon, stars, sky, earth and ocean. When human mages create a seventh kind of magic — dark magic — they start capturing and harvesting the unique magical creatures they need as ingredients, which sparks a war between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms. Three kids from opposite sides of the conflict — two princes and an elven assassin sent to kill them — discover a secret that could change everything and decide to join forces and go on an epic journey. That trek could be their only hope of ending the war and restoring peace to both worlds.


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The Animation

It took me a while to get used to the animation style. One moment it looked really good, then the next it felt almost two dimensional. It was a different animation style than I was used to but by the end I ended up liking it. It actually had some moments that were really beautiful, and I think both the dragons and the elves were beautifully designed.

They had such unique characteristics and features, and you could see the tiniest differences between the different groups of elves.

I will also admit that the fights were “well choreographed”. I find a lot of animated fights look really good, but the ones in The Dragon Prince had a good flow to them. They never felt clunky or too fluid. It felt right.


The World

The main focus of the first three seasons is not very political at all. It’s much more adventure based with a nice touch of politics in the background. Despite that, I think The Dragon Prince does a good job of explaining the world dynamic. Not just the separation of the elf and human kingdoms, but the intricacies between those two sides as well.

What The Dragon Prince does really well is allow us to explore the magic system. There are six main different sources of magic, and then dark magic. With Callum wanting to be a mage, we really get to explore the intricacies of how it works and the strengths/limitations the system has. It gave me a lot of Avatar vibes when we got to see the magic system.


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The Story

This is my favourite part of The Dragon Prince, because it is so simple. It’s not an original story at all. A group needs to travel across the world to deliver something to a certain spot. We’ve seen it dozens of times, but there is a beauty in simplicity.

It is one of the best ways to tell a story in a fantasy world, because we get to explore the world alongside the main characters. The Dragon Prince did it really well, because there was a good amount of mystery, drama, thrill and action along the way.

It is one of the best ways to tell a story in a fantasy world, because we get to explore the world alongside the main characters. The Dragon Prince did it really well, because there was a good amount of mystery, drama, thrill and action along the way.


Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed The Dragon Prince. It was a lot of fun to watch, and I think the writers did a great job at making every episode so different from each other, but making sure they all tied together nicely.

What did you think of The Dragon Prince? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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TV Review: Supernatural Season 14

This is it, dear readers. We have made it over the final hurdle. We have come to the finish line, and there were some bumps along the way, but we have made it.

6 months. 14 seasons. 2 brothers.

We started this journey all the way back in October, when we started watching the entirety of Supernatural in preparation for the final season.

It took longer than I thought, but with Season 15 in the final stretch, I can now say I have reviewed every season of Supernatural after today (until I review season 15 when it is over).

This is a short season, only producing 20 episodes to make up for the writer’s strike in the mid 2000s. To be honest, I kind of liked the shorter season.

It didn’t feel too long, it didn’t feel stretched out, it didn’t feel boring.

Sure it had its slumps, but there weren’t 3-4 extra episodes to make it worse.


We got to see Michael finally. He has been in the background of the story since the early days of the apocalypse, but we never got much from him.

He always took a backseat to Lucifer, which didn’t feel out of place at first, but it felt wrong when Lucifer kept popping up and we got not Michael.

His goal is still the end of the world, but he goes about it in an exciting way. He tries to use the regular monsters that the Winchesters see all the time, but he enhances them with his grace.

It might seem like a bit of a recycled idea, but it felt new. It gave the brothers a believable problem that didn’t have some bizarre explanation behind it. It was the monsters we knew. Vampires, werewolves, you name it.


Jack, who’s been annoying so far, also turns to the dark side. He loses his soul, and to sum it up, turns dark side.

He puts a spell over humanity, forcing them to tell the truth, before killing Mary Winchester.

The brothers obviously are broken over this, and after confronting Jack, they are face to face with God, who brings about the end times.

Though I am happy that Jack met his end, I know he is coming back.

Though I am happy that Jack met his end, I know he is coming back.


Overall, the season was good. Though I am still not a fan of the series as a whole at this point, Season 14 was a nice addition to the story.

It didn’t have the best parts of previous season; interesting characters, thrilling one-off episodes, and the brotherly banter that made the show what it is, it still felt closer to the original show than we had seen in a while.


What did you think of Supernatural as a whole? Is it a show you think you’d like? Let’s chat about it.
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TV Show Review: The Witcher

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Hello my dear watchers, today I am genuinely confused. Not because I am trying to solve some sort of impossible math equation, but because I am shocked that I didn’t do a review of The Witcher already.

For some reason I have the memory of writing a review for The Witcher, and I have memories of looking for pictures and tweeting about it all, but I can’t find anything.

It literally does not exist, so clearly some part of me made up the idea that I did write a review.

Well, it is better late than never I guess, so here it is…a review of the first season of The Witcher.

I haven’t been able to read any of the books yet, but from watching some of the video games and doing a bit of my own research, I knew enough of The Witcher story for the show to make some sense.

I know for some people it was pretty confusing because they didn’t understand the overall story of the world.

I’m glad the show didn’t explain it all though. They could have created an entire season that explains witches and monsters and all the different aspects of the world, but that would have ruined it.

It would have ruined the flow of the story and none of it is hard to understand at its simplest elements.

There are monsters in the world, there are mages, and there are these magical warrior guys called Witchers.

Simple. If you can’t accept that, then maybe you shouldn’t be watching the show.


There are three main points of the show that I focused on when I was watching.
The Overall Story
The Three Timelines
The 3 Main Characters

There is an obvious amount of overlap between the three main points, but they all have their own points of discussion that I wanted to bring them up.


Let’s start with the overall story.

There’s not much to it really, if you pick apart all the extra pieces. The main story focuses on Geralt looking for Ciri, and vice versa.

They each have their reasons to look for each other, but at the end of the day that is the core of it so far. We know the Nilfgaardians are slowly taking over more and more lands, and that’s why Ciri has been running for her life, but we don’t know much else right now.

I like how much story we got in season one. It’s short and sweet, but it is supplemented well by the side stories.

Season one also felt like a video game in a way because we follow Geralt in his different quests and journeys.

They aren’t all focused on finding Ciri, so it sort of feel like we are doing a few different quests to supplement the main quest.


Having three different timelines was a bit confusing at first. It took me a little while to realize that we were following three different stories happening at different times.

Geralt and Yennefer’s begin years before Ciri is even born, and Ciri’s probably over a few weeks or months.

Yennefer’s and Geralt’s stories overlap quite a bit, and even go side by side for some time. They’re both much older than they look, so they have lived a long time.

Yennefer took a bit of a back seat in my opinion to Geralt this season, but that might just be from the sheer skill and screen presence that Henry Cavill has whenever he was shown.

If you can get past the potentially confusing timelines, then I think you get a nice story of the world with just enough backstory to hook you in.


Like I mentioned, Geralt, Jennifer and Ciri are the main characters.

I didn’t really like Ciri in this season because I don’t think she was given much to do. She was sort of just on the run the whole time, and I didn’t like that the way it developed her character.

I didn’t like anything about Yennefer. I didn’t like her story, character development, or her actress honestly. I don’t think she fully embraced Jennifer, the character who desired power above all else, and regretted it right after.

I don’t think we really saw that change. Instead I think she just went from a character that wanted all the power in the world, and wanted to be beautiful while having it, to someone who was even more selfish, and wanted to re-do her whole decision.

Geralt was Geralt. I kind of assumed he would just be the grumpy dad type that was a sweetheart deep down.

I wasn’t a big fan of Henry Cavill before The Witcher, but I think he did a good job of capturing the hardened type that Geralt is.

He didn’t have much of a story when it comes to character development, other than he just wanted to sleep peacefully.


Overall, I thought the first season of The Witcher was great. I think some of the weaknesses of the show were saved by some of the strengths.

Plus if you add in the catchy tune, I think the season was quite a success.

Did you see The Witcher? What did you think of Season one? Let’s talk about it in the comments or on social media!
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TV Show Review: Chernobyl

Hello again dear watchers, and welcome to another TV show review. This week I am going to take a look at Chernobyl, a 2019 HBO original that was both awe inspiring and dreadful at the same time.


I watched Chernobyl over a number of months, which didn’t affect my review in any way, other than maybe benefiting it.

I knew the general story of Chernobyl because of being a history nerd, or at least I thought I knew about it.

It only took one episode, but I quickly learned how much I didn’t know about the event. I sat there with a sense of anxiety in my chest that I had never felt before. Even though I knew things ended up fairly okay after the event, I was stressed and worried over what was happening.

Most “based off of a true story” shows or movies are good because you probably haven’t heard of the true story, so it’s all new to you. In Chernobyl’s case, it’s a true story that I had heard about, but the show still managed to make me feel stress and anxiety during some scenes that weren’t that stressful.

That was the biggest reason I kept watching the show (other than my internal need to finish anything I start).

Whoever wrote the scripts for Chernobyl, my hat goes off to you because you did a fantastic job.


There was one emotion that I never felt during any of the six episodes, and that was happiness.

There was not one moment in the show that I was happy something had happened, or didn’t happen, and I think that was intentional.

There was nothing happy about that event, and the show did a good job of making viewers feel anything but.

There was moments of relief, where a big threat was overcome, but I wasn’t happy about it per se, because there was so much more going on that was awful.

The whole season you just feel a sense of dread hanging over you because of the pain, suffering, and death that is happening around the characters.

People are sent into areas that should kill them in an instant, others are climbing onto rooftops, knowing they will likely die, and pilots fly over radiated smoke, all right before your eyes.


I think what makes part of the show so dreadful, but captivating, is that I didn’t quite understand what radiation could do to someone.

I knew it could be harmful, and cause countless forms of mutations, diseases, and who knows what other health problems, but I never really understood the scale or the science to it.

Reading articles and watching videos after the fact, I know that what the show portrayed is different than what actually happened.

People didn’t really turn into fleshy goop people, but that’s what people who were involved with Chernobyl perceived them to be.

It was a terrifying event that nobody had ever seen before, and to a lot of people, the worst thing they had ever experienced.


Overall, I loved the show, and there wasn’t a whole lot wrong with it. I could nit-pick about small things here and there, but my only real issue was that it was in English.

I didn’t want British actors who looked like they were Russian, I wanted Russians that were speaking the language. I wanted to read the subtitles, I wanted to be submerged into the story more fully.

I’m not sure if that would have made the show better, worse, or not changed anything, but I think that the story deserved it.


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TV Review: Supernatural Season 12

Hello again dear watchers of television, and welcome to the long-waited review of Supernatural Season 12.

It’s been a hot minute since I posted a Supernatural Season review, because I’ve wanted to throw a few movie reviews at you in the meantime.


I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but this is the end of Supernatural as I enjoy it. This is where, to me, Supernatural ends, and a show that has been on air too long begins.

Even this season has plenty of episodes that make me roll my eyes because the story is growing more desperate.

I get that its hard to keep writing enemies for a show like this. I mean Lucifer, Demons, Angels, The Darkness. It’s all been done, and the threats have been getting worse and worse…but the writers sure love using Lucifer.

I get he is a good villain, and his portrayal in the show is done very well, but do we really need to be having this back and forth relationship with him? I mean he’s Lucifer, the brothers have stopped him plenty of times, so why is it that he keeps coming back?

The back and forth between doing whats right and doing whats proper grows increasingly more annoying as the show goes on.

The brothers push the boundaries of friend and foe more and more, but are hypocritical of others who do it.


It’s hard to be a true fan at these moments, and I find it harder to enjoy the villains when it seems like they are dragged out of some writer’s ass because they ran out of ideas.

The main story episodes are the only issue I really have with the show though.

The episodes that don’t advance the main plot are increasingly better and better. They aren’t all great, but I think they are all good.

They’re similar to the basic Cop show plot lines, but the monster twists are a nice touch, and we often get a nice little twist of some sort to make them more enjoyable.

I think Season 12 gives us the best supplementary episode in the entire show: Regarding Dean.

My words couldn’t do it enough justice, but seeing Jensen Ackles portray Dean as he slowly loses all memory of himself is probably the best episode of television that I have ever seen.

Seeing him lose his memory in the mirror with each line he tells himself still sends chills down my spine and I have seen it a half dozen times.


I love Supernatural as a whole, but I feel as if the longer the show goes, the more of an injustice the story is for Sam, Dean and Castiel.

The big threat in Season 12 is a birth. The brother’s are trying to stop the birth of Lucifer’s son..because the Nephilim that would be born would be stronger than almost anyone the brothers have fought before.

It opens up an interesting debate about nature vs. nurture. Is the child going to be inherently evil just because he is Lucifer’s son, or can it learn to be good for the world, instead of destroying it.

As interesting as the debate is, it’s lost amongst the search for Kelly Kline as she is on the run, Princes of Hell which were never mentioned before this Season, and Lucifer’s constant annoyance in being the lonely and sad archangel that he is.

Lucifer has always been one of the weakest parts of the show to me, because he’s just in it to show off. He could have won plenty of times, but he doesn’t want to win…he wants others to know that he CAN win, and that’s how he gets off.

It’s an annoying character trait that becomes too prominent in the show, and it stays around for too long.


Supernatural Season 12 is a good Season in the grand scheme of things, but it is the end of the show for me. The struggle to hold up a show that has been going on for too long is apparent in the season, and it only gets worse from there…you don’t want to get me started on Season 13. Spoiler for that review: I didn’t like it.


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TV Review: The Mandalorian

Hello again dear readers, or I guess watchers in this case. Today’s TV Show review will be about the very popular Mandalorian show that aired on DisneyPlus.

I’ve been a bit hesitant with Star Wars content recently, and I was on the fence about whether I would like The Mandalorian or not. There was a lot of hype surrounding it, but that could have been Disney doing a hell of a job marketing it. It wouldn’t be the first time a show was overhyped and didn’t lead up to people’s expectations.

I borrowed my brothers DisneyPlus account the morning that each episode came out, and the longer the season went on, the faster I clicked on that episode.

I was hooked!

The show had everything I was hoping for, and had so few of the things I feared about it.

There was one reason I enjoyed it so much, and it is the same reason I loved Rogue One…there are no Jedi.

The Jedi ruin star wars for me. I don’t have an exact reason as to why that is, and I’ve tried to think of why I don’t like.

I think it is because of one simple aspect of storytelling.

Convenience.

Movie plots should not run off of conveniences. Random events should not happen in a story just for the sake of advancing the plot. That’s sloppy and bad storytelling.

When Jedi are involved, the Force often follows right behind them…and with the Force we get conveniences.

Now, Star Wars gets a bit of a pass with convenience because the Force tells them things are happening, or guides them to make certain decisions.


It annoys me when that happens, and the Jedi are the worst for it.

When there are no Jedi involved in a Star Wars movie or TV show, there are a lot less conveniences, and the story just becomes a great Space Action movie.


The Mandalorian is great because its a mix of different genres.

It has a bit of mystery, lots of action, a western feel to a lot of the episodes, some heist moments, and plenty of good gun fights.

There was so much going on in the show through its 8-episode run, but none of it feels out of place. The entire story is short, and a lot of people, including myself, wanted more.

A number of the episodes seemed to not contribute to the overall story much, and despite being great in their own right, sort of stood from the main story.

By the end of the story, we know they are all pretty well connected, but people still wanted more.

Its a bit greedy wanting more episodes, but I think we all know there will be future seasons.

The show was immensely popular, and the ending of the season leaves a bit of a cliffhanger for what’s coming up next.


In terms of the look and feel, the entire show is amazing. I don’t want to go too deep into the baby Yoda memes, or any of the characters, because I am sure you all have your opinions.

To keep it simple, I want to just talk about Mando himself.

I think he is a fantastic character, and Pedro Pascal does a fantastic job of portraying him.

There are plenty of characters that are well done through the show, but Mando stands out by a lot.

We follow his perspective almost the entire movie, and we get to see his story unfold before us.

Sometimes over ten minutes goes by before we even hear him speak, but it doesn’t feel out of place. You don’t feel wanting or like the show is missing dialogue…it seems completely normal.


Overall, I would give the show an 8.5. It had brilliant moments, and some beautiful looking shots, alongside the great acting.

My biggest complaint is just the story. It’s a bit lacking in real story depth, and we take a few too many steps away from the main story in such a short period of time.

Otherwise, there are no complaints, The show got me hooked nice and fast, and I cannot wait until Season 2 comes out.

Have you seen the Mandalorian yet? What were your thoughts?

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Movie Review: Jumanji (1995)

Hello dear readers. I apologize for the late post. Movie/TV show reviews are supposed to come on Saturdays, but I was feeling under the weather, so I thought I’d take a break.

Now you might not know this, but Jumanji was actually based off of a children’s picture book of the same name.

It is loosely based off of the book, but it uses the same general concept, so that’s good enough for me!


Two children come across a magical board game. While playing it, they meet Alan, a man who was trapped in the game, and attempt to free him while facing different kinds of danger.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoyed the classic Jumanji movie, and not just because of Robin Williams, though he was a brilliant actor in my opinion.

I enjoyed the movie so much because it was silly, yet serious.

It was a board game brought to life, and had dire consequences.

Board games are fun, lighthearted, and bring people together.

Jumanji was deadly, life threatening, but was still fun and lighthearted, and made connections between people that they would share forever.


I first saw this movie as a kid, and I was amazed.

I was going through a phase where I was obsessed with animals, so seeing all of these life-like jungle animals stampeding through the city was the best thing in my mind.

Watching it as an adult, I can see the flaws in the movie pretty clearly, but that’s part of the enjoyment for me.

It’s a fun movie with some lighthearted moments. I wouldn’t say its funny per se. There aren’t any moments that I can remember that made me laugh, but I definitely was never stressed or anxious when watching it.


Would I say the acting in the movie is phenomenal? No I wouldn’t.

Would I say that the movie is the best movie in the world? No I wouldn’t.

But what I would say about this movie is that I lose track of time when watching it.

I forget whatever else I am doing because its just a good movie. Its distracting, but not engrossing. You can jump in whenever and it is equally as enjoyable.


Have you seen the original Jumanji movie? Let’s talk about it in the comments.