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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 11, 2014, 2:32 PM
I don't watch a lot of TV.  The only exception is when I find a really good show to check out, which sometimes takes research on my part.  Sure, people can tell me what to watch and more than likely I might not ever do it. If I do I might not enjoy it, so when I find a show to praise then you can expect that somewhere along the lines what I saw impressed me enough to actually sit down and watch away; most of the time binge watch till I fall asleep and do it all over again.

This year there have been a few shows that really peak my interest 

True Detective

This was already building a buzz before it aired.  Anything done by HBO will make my ear wiggle and my eyes dilate, so I was looking forward to a tale of dark, brooding cinema fit for the small screen.  Taking the modernism of true crime, with inspiration coming from Twin Peaks (another absolute favorite of mine) and Hannibal.  It's a display of character driven drama, propelled wonderfully by Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey.  The showrunners approach this dark eerie tale of southern murder, cultists, religious fanatics and human depravity with a patient and respectful flare.  With the first season concluded an 8 episode anthology that covers 15+ years of history, I'm not sure what they'll do for season 2, but I look forward to it.  Oh and not to give any spoilers away but, for those H.P.Lovecraft fans....you might want to check it out *cough yellow king* cough* 


Kill la Kill

I thought "Attack on Titan" was going to be my favorite new anime of the year.  I was wrong.  Don't misunderstand me, I enjoyed AOT very much but it lacked something I really can't describe, or at least talk about in this journal entry, regardless of the animation being astounding and the emotional impact of the show just brutal.  KILL LA KILL on the other hand, was so crazy, fun out-of-control blitzkrieg anime entertainment that just took me away from the start.  It's a unique blend of shonen satire with clever humor, relentless action and just a fresh, or nostalgic animation style that takes me back to my "after school toonami" faves.  Breaking it down, you have the epic action of Dragonball Z, mixed, with Sailor Moon transformation sequences, a kickass soundtrack, outer-anime references and this engaging storyline that really sucked me in.  There was even some f**ked apocalyptic "Evangelion" like plot twists, which I love.

I was actually sad to see Kill la Kill finish, and by the last episode I was in one of those, I-don't-know-what-to-do-now moments, which if a show can do that for me then I know It was really good.

Those are the only real new shows that premiered in the last year that really grabbed me

other than that, Game of Thrones is back and I freaking love.

I've been also following Hannibal and *spoiler, for those not seen it* Beverley's death was one of the first times I've been fully disturbed by one of the deaths.  Maybe because most of the deaths were simply that, just dead people, but with Beverley, she was a good character, a great non-white character that shined, and then she was taken from us and on god that was spine-chilling

So have you seen some of the shows I've mentioned? Give me your thoughts.  

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  • Reading: Vamped
  • Watching: Breaking Bad

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The-Funkiest-Penguin 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ERMAHGAWD YOU ARE GINGER
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
what? no i'm not, it's just the lighting. trust me
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The-Funkiest-Penguin 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'RE GIIIINGAAAAAAAH
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
XD
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Volvom 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! ^^
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
you're welcome :) much deserved your art is amazing :D
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AJ-N-PreeProductions 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Llama ^_^
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
sure thing :)
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AndreTheStrange 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the llama!
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
:D :D :D
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thx for the fave :)
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
you're very welkome :)
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KoizumiMiku 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
:) :) :)
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Delta-13 Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the fave!!!
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Art-of-the-Seraphim 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
you're welcome :D
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xMidnightxWolf Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch it really means alot! xD
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Art-of-the-Seraphim Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
sure thing man
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LMan-Artwork Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Huge thanks for watching, I appreciate it!
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Art-of-the-Seraphim Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
lol How could I not watch you? Your work is freaking amazing. :) 
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