Analysis · Anime · Television

Just cos I’m anime trash don’t mean anime is trash: Yuri!!! On ICE

Yuri!!! on Ice is super gay. Like, gayer than all other sports anime, gayer than most other anime full stop. Just super super gay. Which is exciting because it’s like ‘Yay, unashamed, full-on representation!’ and it’s great. But then you look at the framework it’s taking place in and it’s like what I imagine it… Continue reading Just cos I’m anime trash don’t mean anime is trash: Yuri!!! On ICE

Black Mirror · Review · Television

A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 2. Playtest

Until now episodes of Black Mirror have felt like they have had something to say about us. It ain’t always been profound, and its arguments haven’t always been well constructed, but it’s always tried. It’s like playtest doesn’t even try, it’s too much in love with itself to create a working story. Too much in… Continue reading A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 2. Playtest

Black Mirror · Television

A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 1. Nosedive

In these reviews I’m relaxing my usual position on spoilers. It is strongly recommended you watch before reading.   An evening several months ago I sat on a bridge out of town watching the sunset. A man walking down the footpath struck a conversation, he was a teacher, a birdwatcher, he seemed dissatisfied with his… Continue reading A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 1. Nosedive