Looking back – Winter 2015

Just for fun, each season I look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and now.  Since it’s Winter 2019, that means it’s time to look at Winter 2015 and cringe (or not) at what I watching way back when.

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Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Winter 2015!

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Winter 2019 – Week 8

Promised Neverland - Mom comforts Emma

I rarely pick an Episode of the Week (maybe I should?)… But if I did, this week’s episode of The Promised Neverland would be far-and-away the only possible choice.

Hit the jump and let’s take a look at that episode and everything else that happened this week!

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Winter 2019 – Week 7

Quintessential Quintuplets - Nino saves the day

Busy week with many surprising developments and reveals in a lot of shows!  Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in!

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Quintessential Quintuplets: Breaking Down the Contestants [Guest Post]

The Quintessential Quintuplets is easily one of my favorite shows this winter. With a charming cast of characters and its own enjoyable twists on the classic harem formula, it’s tailor-made for fans of romantic comedies. Not to mention anyone who enjoys shipping wars, because the series reveals in the first scene that our main character, Futaro, will marry one of the five Nakano sisters, and actively encourages viewers to pick sides. Of course, we don’t know yet which lucky sister will capture Futaro’s heart, because what fun would that be?

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To help untangle this romantic Gordian knot, I present my objective, utterly unbiased, and strictly scientific analysis of each sister’s chances of becoming the lucky bride, along with some bold predictions for how their stories will end, win or lose!

Disclaimer: this is based entirely on the first seven episodes of the anime, and contains mild spoilers for those episodes. I haven’t read the manga, but I intend to start as soon as the anime is over.

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Winter 2019 – Week 6 / Midseason Thoughts

Aaand… its that time again! Mid-season, when I take a look at what I’m watching, where it’s been and where it’s going.  Some shows are keepers, some… aren’t.  Which is which?  Hit the jump and find out!

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Winter 2019 – Weeks 4/5 – the time skip edition.


Had a bit of writers block last week…  But fully expected to spend the last few days getting caught up.  I mean, we were going to be snowed in, what else did I have to do with my time?

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My car on Tuesday…

Turns out that being snowed in (which up here is virtually never more than overnight or a single day) for four days isn’t as much fun as it sounds…

Either way, I’ve been remiss in writing and posting and didn’t want to go any longer without saying something.  Plan is to work instead on next week’s Mid-Season gut check and overview (already in work) to get back in my groove.  (I have really had a hard time hitting my stride this season.)

Anyhow, I’m caught up through Wednesday on my viewing schedule, so feel free to drop a comment and let’s chat!

Winter 2019 – Week 3

Aahhh! Week three, most shows are starting to hit their groove and/or make their big reveals.  It’s also the week of the (in)famous “Three Episode (or Madoka) Rule”…  (I should write more on that one day.)  That’s when a lot of folks decide whether or not they’re going to stay with a show.

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How did this week fare for me?  Did I drop anything?  Hit the jump and let’s find out!
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Worth Reading – 01/26/2019 – Your Name, Yorimoi, and more… 

Kimari on the edge of her great adventure!

Lots of good stuff this week!  It’s pretty much impossible to sum up in a simple cover blurb, so I’m not even gonna try.  (Yeah, that’ll get you to the article won’t it?)

Let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
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Winter 2019 – Week 2

Given the choice between ever-increasing stress because I’m late…  or pushing out something that’s not quite complete…  I’m going with the latter on the principle that if “no publicity is bad publicity” then “no blog post is a bad blog post”.

That being said, let’s hit the jump and dive right in!

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