Small Snippet of January 2020

Cupcake & Dino: General Services

After renewing my Netflix subscription after a hefty amount of time on Stan, the first thing that I watched was the second season of Cupcake & Dino: General Services. I am a big fan of cartoons but this really takes the (cup)cake 😉🧁I love the humour, the characters, the out there storylines but most of all, I love that catchy opening theme song!

If you can, I would really recommenced watching this show! Or at the very least, watch the first episode – you won’t regret it.

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Currently Consuming: BoJack Horseman

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So depressingly enthralling I can’t look away. Must. Binge. Watch.

About: A Netflix original, BoJack Horseman is an animated show about the life of anthropomorphic horse BoJack as he struggles to live his life after the success of his 1980s television sitcom. Voiced by Will Arnett, Bojack is a cynical, narcissistic, sarcastic, self-obsessed, wreck of a horse whose life always seems to be on the verge of falling apart. The story of the show is one that revolves around the writing, release, and aftermath of a ghost written BoJack biography.

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Arrested Development (Season Four)

arrested-development-season-4-netflix-01The new season of the cult comedy Arrested Development is one that breaks from the traditional story telling methods. Rather than following the previous episode structure of blended storytelling, the new season instead follows only one character and their story line at a time. Similar to the way in which the series was released by Netflix, namely all at once rather than episodically, audiences are afforded a much larger chain of events.

While certainly some viewers may initially be off-put by this shift, once the overarching concept of the series is realised the show can be understood and enjoyed. This concept is one, in my view, positions the show as more of an ensemble film. The way in which the story slowly comes together as audiences are fed more information is one that positions it so.

All the past ingredients are there, however it takes a few episodes to get back into the swing of things. When this happens though it is an almost return to form for the series. The Tobias, Gob and Maeby episodes shine through the most though, with the continuation of their story lines proving to be the most insightful and entertaining.

Arrested Development Season Four is one that was made to be watched as a complete series. If all 15 episodes can’t be watched in the one sitting, then a number of episodes in a sitting is advised. All that I can say about this season is don’t give up. The new format may throw people off but the continued story and the return of these characters make it all worth while.