Not much to report this early in the month for new releases (although the new record by The Weeknd is wonderfully 80s groovy), so I’ve been catching up with a bit of binge streaming of a few things I’ve been wanting to watch. Noted: I absolutely LOVED Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop and think it was a brilliant and supremely funny show, and all those jaded opinionators whining about how it was/wasn’t/could have been/shouldn’t have been like the original can shut their yaps and un-cancel the damn show already.
Anyway, I finally got started watching Arcane, the new animated show semi-tied in with the video game League of Legends. Yes, I will freely admit I was curious because it’s in the same universe and was done by the same animators that did K/DA’s “Pop/Stars” video. But WHOO BOY yeah, the work done on this show is absolutely mindblowing. Really well made, well-casted, and it’s even got an amazing score. And yes, it’s standalone so you don’t have to know anything about the LoL universe to enjoy it.
And man, that Imagine Dragons theme song is one hell of an earworm.
I definitely recommend it! And I’m also quite happy to say that they’ve already okayed a second season!