Lost Girl is a show that falls right into the middle ground of a lot of genres that have risen to popularity over the last 5 years or so. You've got your vampire/werewolves, assorted supernatural characters, re-imagined fairy tales, warring tribes of a hidden race and (just to spice things up) open sexuality. 1270
If I had to think of one word to describe Brynhildr in the Darkness it would be: tragic. Brynhildr in the Darkness is based on an ongoing manga of the same name. The anime was produced by the studio Arms Corporation (Elfen Lied, the Ikkitousen series) and directed by Kenichi Imaizumi. The show fits itself into the sci-fi, harem and horror genres; which is quite a combination. Even though it's only 12 episodes long and based on an unfinished property it still did a really good job of pulling me in. 680
From the studio/director team that brought you shows like Monogatari series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Nisekoi, comes Mekakucity Actors (aka MCA). MCA is a show based on a series of soundtracks and Light Novels that composes something called the "Kagerou Project". The show, like everything else, is based on the story of the Mekakushi Dan (lit. Blindfold Gang), a group of kids with special powers that are exhibited when their eyes turn red. The story of the show is told in bits and pieces with each episode focusing on a different time or viewpoint of an event that's in at least one other episode. Initially this can leave thew viewer confused and feeling like there is no continuity. However, if you stick with it long enough there's actually a pretty good story behind the whole thing. 3541
Covers Season 1 Episodes 1-9 The extremely popular property: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has, at long last, been converted into a standard TV series. The property has already been made into a few OVAs, light novels, and a one shot film; but now the entire story is being told from the beginning as one series from the Gonzo offshoot studio: David Production. The different story arcs of the manga aren't broken up evenly between seasons. The first season is 26 episodes but the first arc, called "Phantom Blood", only covers episodes 1-9 of the series. 3534
Set in New York City, NBC's legal procedural drama Suits combines intelligence, intensity and wit into an entertaining mixture. Earlier this year suits closed the books on its 3rd season, with a 4th set to begin later this year. If you've never watched it before you're missing out on one of the smarter written law shows around. The show centers it cases around high stakes business cases as opposed to the normal justice system conflicts that these shows are based around. The show's main characters are Mike Ross and Harvey Specter. When the show begins Harvey is a senior partner at the law firm of Pearson Hardman. Mike, on the other hand, is getting by by helping future lawyers cheat on the LSATs and living with a drug dealing roommate. The two meet when Mike accidentally runs into an interview for Harvard lawyers to apply to the firm. Even though he's not finished law school (we later find out he was unfairly black balled), Mike has enough legal knowledge to go toe-to-toe with Harvey. Recognizing his potential Harvey breaks several rules and laws and hires Mike as his associate. They work alongside Jessica Pearson, the name partner of Pearson Hardman (later to be known as Pearson Specter). Donna Paulsen (aka "Donna"), Harvey's "Gal Friday" who knows him better than he knows himself. Despite all indications too the contrary Donna and Harvey are not romantically linked...at least not yet. Rachel Zane, a paralegal who aspires to one day become a lawyer at the same law firm.
In the past year I started to do an episode by episode review of the USA original series, Psych. Then I found out that after its 8th season, the show was calling it quits. It was a somewhat abrupt announcement, but I decided that I was going to discontinue my episode reviews and just wait for things to wrap up and do one big series review for this, a show that's been in my regular viewing rotation for years. Psych is USA Network original, comedic crime procedural. What makes this show unique is that it chronicles the adventures of a fake psychic, Shawn Spencer (James Roday), and his side kick Burton Guster, aka Gus (Dule Hill). The show previewed back in 2006, before similar shows like CBS's The Mentalist, TNT's Castle or Fox's Lie To Me jumped on the "hyper-observant police consultant" trend. Of course, you could argue that these things are all derivative of Sherlock Holmes, but that's another conversation. What was special about Psych was it's combination of the genre with it's special brand of humor that worked around wittiness, bantering, and oh so many retro and pop culture references. When the show began the premise was very simple. Shawn was an underachieving man child who was only interested in women and his bike. His father, Henry, was a over dedicated police detective who had drilled his skills of observation and deduction into his son when he was young. As an adult, Shawn would occasionally, use the detective skills his father
I've been watching HIMYM for a few years now and it's been an enjoyable show. Good enough to keep me around for the entire 9 season run. In case you're unaware, HIMYM is a story (or series of stories) being told by a father (Ted Mosby) to his children about how he met their mother. The story spans the course of basically 9 years, while jumping around into the future and the past. The stories revolve around his friends Marshall, Lily, Robin, Barney and eventually "The mother". During its run, the show has had highs and lows, but has remained mostly on the highs. Even at it's worse moments, the show would produce an episode that had one or two funny moments but was ultimately just not memorable. At it's best the show was a playground for a cast with great chemistry that generated lots of memorable scenes, running gags and phrases. Here's some of my favorite "spoiler free" moments from this series: Have you met _______ "Legendary" The slap bet "Lawyered" Barney's job The Playbook(s) Countless romantic relationships that were promising and ultimately doomed that lead to a seemingly countless number of heart fealt and touching moments. An in apartment sword fight "You son of a beach" The cockamouse "Pause" Guest Stars (especially the family members) The blue french horn It's also hard to tell how things are going to end up for the characters. Throughout the series Ted, Barney and Robin all have different relationships and even though you know that Ted is going to meet "The Mother" we don't find out who