Ratched emerged into Netflix with a bang. The show is adapted from the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Ratched focuses on the development of the character of Nurse Ratched. She was a nurse that becomes more twisted and twisted until she becomes the monster to her patients.
Want an adventure?
How about a bizarre adventure?
Then I have the thing for you!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an anime series that was adapted from the manga of the same name. Each episode follows the lives of the Joestar family. They are a family gifted with powers. A family gifted with powers is never meant for a dull and boring life. Watch as each generation of the Joestar family has to decided to become a hero or something far darker.
It is a question of humanity if we are determined by our nature or by those who nurture us. If you ask a room full of people this question, you will get a variety of different answers. So how are we suppose to know? An anime series (that was originally a manga) called Blue Exorcist brings this question into focus as the lead, Rin, and his brother discover that they are the sons of Satan.
Sometimes we need a story that will take us far away from the mundane world. A story that breathes magic and submerges into your pores. Netflix recently has tried their hand at anime and have created a story that does just this. The adventure anime is called The Seven Deadly Sins.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are one of my favorite television shows to watch. I am a huge fan. However, many fans do not know that this beloved series started as a book series by Kerry Greenwood. I was able to previously review Queen of the Flowers to vote between book and the show. Now, I am picking up another book from the series, and once again voting on which version is better. So here is Murder in Montparnasse: Book vs. Show, Round 2!
This fictional show takes place deep in the heart of modern Tokyo. The diner is located off a quiet road from the hustle of city goers heading home with a traditional look on the inside and outside. Here in this little diner made up of a counter bar with stools along the edges. The owner runs the restaurant by making anything his customers ask as long as he has the ingredients. His colorful customers have a variety of dishes that they ask for, and each a different reason why they do it.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I decided to cover a beloved romance series that I have read but now I can say I have watched as well. The romance series that I am discussing is the Outlander series. (If you remember I had covered the book in an earlier post, Outlander: Take off the shelf or beloved series?) Thanks to Netflix, I have watched all the latest episodes of Outlander, the TV series, and can now compare the show to the book.
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.
I recently read for a literature class the play “W;t” by Margaret Edson.
And it was intense ….
The first time I read it, I remember chuckling at the sassy lines of Vivian as she dished out her annoyance onto the unwitting medical staff.
The second time I read it, I was shocked at how Vivian was treated by the medical staff. They called her research. Left her exposed. They refused to acknowledge her as a human being.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are one of my favorite television shows to watch. I have probably rewatched the show more times than I care to admit. I love all the characters and stories so much. I can recite the episodes from memory. However, I am not the only fan out there in the world. I have watched the fan base grow and grow as this show has reached the global audiences around the world thanks to streaming services like Netflix. However, many fans do not know that this beloved series started as a book series by Kerry Greenwood.
I never thought I would have the opportunity to read one of the books in this series until I found Queen of the Flowers in my local library. Miss Fisher must unwrap the mysterious disappearance of one of her flower maidens that she was in charge of while her daughter Ruth goes missing as well. This book is full of mystery and intrigue. The pages are filled with twist and turns. The unexpected and expected. Whatever is to come of the Honorable Miss Fisher and her household of misfits? Well, the only way to find out would be to read this tale wouldn’t it?