3 Reasons to Read The Witcher books even if you’ve seen the show.

I enjoy the Netflix show greatly; it’s wonderful to see Sapkowski’s world come to life. But there are elements of the books that didn’t make it into the show… Sapkowski’s grim humor. Let’s be honest: this is what kept me reading through the whole series. The books were hilarious. Young Jaskier’s attempts at writing; Geralt’sContinue reading “3 Reasons to Read The Witcher books even if you’ve seen the show.”

HBO does DC: The Titans

I want to enjoy The Titans, I really do. There is definitely tortured-superhero character development to enjoy—especially in the first season, which when defined as it should have been by Rachel’s deliciously creepy arc, includes the first episode of the second season. Yet the writers keep making one particularly questionable decision over and over. Usually,Continue reading “HBO does DC: The Titans”

Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series

I recently managed to borrow Seanan McGuire’s fifth Wayward Children book from the library, just as the sixth volume was released, and library patrons piled on to the waiting list like the pigeons that once mobbed me in the Piazza San Marco. I don’t want to wait! Does first come first served really make senseContinue reading “Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series”

The OA: Part 2

While The OA did, as I suspected, leave the liminal space of the fantastic and dive headfirst into actual supernatural narrative in Part 2, the show improved so much that the particular tension from an unreliable narrator wasn’t needed. We could still argue about whether the show is original enough to be worth watching forContinue reading “The OA: Part 2”