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Is it 100% perfect? No, but it is 99% perfect and an incredibly important cultural moment to boot. Everyone should watch this film at least once, preferably in the cinema.

The Witcher: Wild Hunt

An exceptionally well-crafted story, with brilliant characters, fantastic world-building, excellent humour, genius side quests, and more memorable moments than I can count. Combined with one great expansion and another that could easily be classed as a standalone game of equal calibre, and the final package is one of the greatest gaming achievements I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Truly outstanding and the top of its field.

Final Space

A delightfully fast-paced sci-fi adventure that continually manages to pull off interesting endings and enjoyable characters, but can't quite get the hang of beginnings.

Baywatch

A paint-by-numbers action film with a ridiculous premise that is saved from utterly drowning in mediocrity by two great leading actors and the occasional moment of self-awareness.

Glee

An average start leads into a genuinely great middle season, even if some of the jokes/storylines now feel a little dated and/or problematic, with some stunning performances, fun homages, and surprisingly intelligent trope-busting narratives. Then it all goes wrong. Seasons 1-3 are worthwhile, but call it a trilogy and end it there.

Disenchantment

A huge amount of potential to be the Futurama of fantasy but it has yet to pay off. Some fun characters and decent plots, but it can't decide on what type of show it wants to be.

Tag

Funnier and more suspenseful than it had any right to be, though ultimately it's still a silly film about people playing tag.

Arrested Development

A great cast and some genuinely entertaining (albeit farcical) plot lines, but never really captured my imagination or triggered my funny bone. Perfectly watchable.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

An interesting thought experiment played through fairly well, but beyond the fan interest there isn't much novel here.

The Lion King (2019)

Technically brilliant with some nice additions, but did we really need a shot-for-shot remake with some surprisingly disappointing voice acting moments? No, not really.

Ocean's 8

A formulaic film in a formulaic franchise. Still, probably the best attempt since the first outing and the cast are great.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Brilliant, campy, hyper-violent goodness that expands on the original world with some interesting new angles; a perfectly sarcastic sequel.

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