Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Review)

Hello and, er, hail Satan, I guess? One of the hallmarks of this three-season Netflix revival of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is how the writers have carefully amended every phrase to be more witchy. So we tell our enemies to go to heaven, commend our friends as hell-sent, and so on.

Like most of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the effect is unsettling, engaging… and it almost works. But not quite. Let’s talk about the good parts of Chilling Adventures, and the parts where it left me cold.

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An Incomplete List of Unfinished Series

adult-book-boring-267684I used to struggle with guilt about books and television I didn’t like. Once I had made it past the first chapter, or past the first three episodes, I would feel like I really had to continue. I made THREE attempts to finish JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, and was defeated each time by the endless descriptions of military movements. Pace Alan Bennett, it was as if a hand had come out from the page, and beaten me into a coma.

Friends, readers, fellow subscribers, break free from your chains! Stop drearily attempting to finish that show you hate just because George-from-work keeps talking about it. Today, I plan to share a few of the things I have unapologetically stopped watching. No guilt. No shame. No wasted time. Lots of spoilers in here, though. Continue reading “An Incomplete List of Unfinished Series”

The Legend of Zelda on Netflix

Currently, the internet is very slightly abuzz about rumours that Netflix and Nintendo are working together to create a live-action version of The Legend of Zelda.

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of those (probably quite shifty, but that’s just my opinion) rumours, and by the time I get around to posting this, it will probably be old news – confirmed or denied, and out of the public’s mind.

However, I do have an opinion on the whole idea. Everyone seems to be rhapsodising about the possibility, and I think that that is hopelessly misguided. So many people are so excited about the possibility of a game series they love becoming a TV show they love that they forget about the practicalities. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda on Netflix”