Saturday, April 22, 2017

Parks and Recreation Review: 1x05 "The Banquet"

One aspect of Leslie's character that I like as of season one is her idealism and the way she's constantly trying to do what's right. It's that character trait that leads to her being portrayed as naive at times, yes, but I like that she's maintained her high ideals about government even as she's working within the government and that she's always trying to do the right thing.

Seeing her almost go along with her mother but then decide against it because she couldn't do it says a lot of positive things about her, and I appreciate having that in a main character.

Does anyone have an explanation for how Leslie's hair suddenly grew back in the next episode though?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dragons: Race to the Edge Review: 4x10 "Twintuition"

This was probably my favorite episode for the twins this season. (Though I have to say that this entire season has been a good one for them. They've had some great moments.) Their dynamics really shine through in this episode and make me appreciate their relationship with each other, which is never dealt with in a deep manner all that much.

I also like the emotional journey that Tuffnut is forced to go through when Macey is lost, with him eventually being willing to sacrifice Macey for his friends and sister. Again, we don't often get much of anything that's "deep" from Tuffnut, so I'm glad this episode exists.

I also loved the final scene, with the twins holding a funeral for Macey and Hiccup standing off to the side rolling his eyes. There couldn't have been a better way to end this episode.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dragons: Race to the Edge Review: 4x09 "Out of the Frying Pan"

This episode was intense. I don't often get edge-of-my-seat worried during Race to the Edge, partially because of the nature of the show and partially because there's a movie set after the show that assures me the main characters will live. However, sometimes things manage to be intense enough that that flies out the window.

That's how I felt watching the struggle to get the egg to the right place in the volcano before everyone was swallowed by lava. I think it was more the scenes taking place with the group outside the volcano than the scenes actually inside the volcano that I found the most intense (which might be kind of odd). Watching Astrid and Throk try to get into the volcano themselves and almost die in the process was the big kicker. For a minute at the end, I thought they might actually kill Throk off, and while that wouldn't have been a huge heartbreak, it definitely managed to affect me.

The arrangement for the egg was pretty cool too. One has to wonder how long this tradition has been going on if that elaborate thing was built and these dragons have been trained so that each generation knows what to do with that egg. I also have to wonder how it stays intact if it fills up with lava time and time again, but I guess that's something I have to try not to think about. It looked cool at least.