Fruits Basket: Intro to Manga

The best way to describe manga is the Japanese version of comic books. They come from all different genres. It can be dark or playful. I was first introduced to this style of story telling in middle school with the series, Fruits Basket.  (I think everyone remembers their first fondly.) I reminisced on this series when I saw a news article talking about an animation company trying to reboot the series into a modern version. It brought back memories of the story that I followed for so long. 

Zumbo’s Just Dessert: Fantasy Dessert

Dessert is supposed to be just a sweet treat, but what if someone could change that treat into a work of art? Would you eat it? I think I would.

On Netflix, there is a wonderful cooking competition show called Zumbo’s Just Dessert. In this show art meets food. In Zumbo’s factory, contestants from Australia and New Zealand try to impress dessert chefs Rachel Khoo and the man himself, Zumbo.

Cells at Work: Science and fun!

Who said learning couldn’t be fun? Or at least fun to watch. I came across an anime that proves anime is more than just entertainment. The anime is called Cells at Work!

Watch the protagonist, the red blood cell, try to maneuver her way through the body and make her deliveries. She meets other entities in the body that are working to keep your body in working order. Each entity has a distinct personality and persona so it is dynamic to watch. It has the quirkiness of any other anime show that is true Japanese charm, but easy to go along with

The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

If you have followed me over the past year, then you know I love the show The Great British Baking Show. So, it would come as no surprise that I recently binged the American holiday version called The Great American Baking Show that was produced by ABC. And it was amazing!

The K2: Drama, Action, and Heart Stopping

I love a good Korean Drama. I don’t speak Korean, but the use of subtitles are helpful. I love how different it is to some American television shows, and that the show has a ending in 12 to 16 episodes. So, it is no surprise that I have a few recommendations when it comes to Korean Television (see here and here). Now, I have a new addition to my recommendation list of Korean shows. I have added The K2 to my must watch list since it has been added to Netflix. 

Murder Maps: The Darker Side of Britain

Jack the Ripper is famous for terrorizing the streets of London. However, there is more than one famous killer from the United Kingdom. It seems like every neighborhood or county has a famous killing, and Murder Maps proves it!

Let’s Adventure with Magmell!

Need a new show?

How about a fantasy adventure? 

Then I suggest you pull up your Netflix and binge Gunjo no Magmell.

The synopsis is simple. A new era of exploration begins with the sudden appearance of a new continent known as Magmell. Magmell’s vast trove of never-before-seen natural resources spurs on the exploration of its vast landscape. However, the unknown is not always docile. In order to sustain the expeditions, people known as “anglers” specialize in dealing with Magmell’s dangerous wildlife. One such angler is the highly-skilled and experienced Inyou, who performs search and rescue operations for clients with the help of his assistant, Zero.

Cold Case Files: Justice Found Years Later

Cold Case Files is a series built around the re-examination of long-unsolved crimes and the journeys of law enforcement personnel who reopened them. If you love true crime then you will love this show. I finished it in a week on one of my Netflix binges. It embodies the way investigations unravel with witnesses, new information, and science helping lead detectives in new directions. Directions that lead to the conviction of the perpetrators of those crimes. Crimes that had previously been unsolved for many years. The conviction of these criminals give the family the closure they seek and the community of the victims find peace at long last. 

Confessions of a Popaholic: Dr. Pimple Popper

So I have to make a confession …
I am a self diagnosed Popaholic. 

A popaholic is someone who gets pleasure from the removal of acne, cyst, and other items from under the skin. Sounds gross if you are not one but if you are I have to let you know that you are not alone.

New Season of Great British Baking Show = New Bakes, New Challenges, New Episodes

Back in 2018, I questioned if Great British Baking Show would survive not only the change in cast but keeping the show fresh. I am happy to announce that Paul and Prue are back in a new season on Netflix. Sandy and Noel are MC-ing it all and 13 more bakers are in the tent. There is currently 6 episodes of the new season have been released for your viewing pleasure. I have the dates of the for the release of each episode marked on my calendar because I am at the edge of my seating waiting for each episode. I love it because the show is my little ray of sunshine on Fridays that offer some easy-going entertainment without the intensity of American competition shows.