Impressions: On a whole bunch of stuff

Okay, so I’ve been watching about five series at the same time. Which is really odd for me, since I used to watch one series all the way through and then move onto the next one. But lately, I’ve found that I don’t enjoy marathoning series as much, and when I do I end up disliking it. So I thought I’d give a quick blurb on what I’ve been watching and my impressions.

Persona ~trinity soul~: Wow spiritual giant robots that pop out of people and steal souls. I mean what’s not to love about this show. It’s got everything. And it’s got a snazzy OP. Definitely more fun than a box of rocks.

Claymore: My jury’s still out on this one. It’s definitely wins the “really pretty” award. But I’ve only gotten about four episodes into it and mostly it’s kind of become the show I watch when I don’t feel like watching anything else. But the fight scenes are good. The sword is totally badass. The male lead is pretty cool. And yeah Clare is a bit tsundere, but not too too bad. At least she’s understandable.

Le Chevalier D’Eon: Okay, I’m not sure what to say about this show. On the one hand, it has the Comte St. Germain, who is my favorite occult character of all time. Or at least ever since I read Umberto Eco’s Focault’s Pendulum. On the other hand, it makes all of my history sensors go off. It’s like watching the dub of a foriegn movie. I know the words they’re saying aren’t the words that are coming out of the screen and their mouth is off just enough to aggravate me. Overall, it’s enjoyable and it does have some good scenes and some great betrayals. Honestly worth a second view.

Monster: Oh my God… this show rocks. Granted, I’m only seven episodes in, but it’s already raised the “Hitler Question” (if you had the chance to kill Hitler as a child, would you? Assuming that you knew what he would do when he grew up.) I really enjoyed it in the Dead Zone. And I really enjoy it here. Although, I really don’t know how they’re going to stretch it out across 74 episodes. That will be a bit of a stretch, but so far, so good.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Yang Wen-li is the man. The more I watch this show, the more I enjoy it. And that’s after watching 50 or so episodes of a 110 episode series. It’s got epic space battles, political intrigue, fanatics and two larger than life heroes with drastically different world views. The only failing is that I don’t like the Empire as much as the Alliance. The characters are interesting, but it doesn’t have the same kind of tension after the first season ends. But it’s still a great series even after 30 or so years.

And that’s what I’ve been watching. I also got the first couple disks of ROD TV from Netflix. But I haven’t watched them yet.

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3 Comments

  1. Personally I’m a fan of the Templars (must be the medievalist in me) but the Comte St. Germain has his points. Did you notice how certain conspiracies were conspicuously absent from Foucault’s Pendulum? Suspicious, no?

    No.

    And Command & Conquer Red Alert tells us what happens if you kill Hitler as a child. Everything I know I learned from gaming.

  2. don’t let the number of Monster episodes frighten you, the story is told well over the course of the 74 episodes (I think because it follows the manga almost strictly).
    I recommend reading “20th Century Boys” from Monster’s Creator (too bad it doesn’t have an anime)

  3. @iknight – I like the Templars, but ever since Dan Brown they’ve become the in occult-esque group. Personally of all the poor knights, I like the Hospitaliers the best. Granted, I do like the whole Templars/Freemason “connection”.

    I never actually played Command & Conquer, but mostly because I suck at video games. Except for turn-based RPGs. 🙂

    anon- I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt really. So far, I’m hoping it doesn’t turn into a “Run for you Life” scenario. But other than that it seems to be building up pretty well.


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