Month in Media - November 2017 [#48]

Sigh I feel like I should just give up on the whole "I've achieved a MiM in a timely factor, maybe I can keep this up!" thing. It seems like every time I say that it guarantees I skip the next month. Still, considering I haven't even finished October 2016 perhaps there is some hope for last month to surface at some point. For now, November will suffice, with a general step back away from media in general making it a lot easier to write up. With that said, as ever be aware of spoilers and on with the reviews.

On-Going Media

TV - Blue Planet II - Beautiful and fascinating but somehow hasn't quite grabbed my attention yet. Will see how it develops.

TV - The Punisher - The Netflix arm of the MCU returns with an entertaining rip-off of Person of Interest (seriously, the cast even look the same).

Video Games - League of Legends - No, I won't be stating this every month, but just thought it worth recording that League's teeth have sunk in deep. I actually went ranked (Bronze III....woo?) and watched most of Worlds... so yes, well into the void.

Update 13/06/2020: With the launch of the reviews section all content has been migrated to new pages (see links below). Please refer to that section for updates, records, and more Month in Media content. This article can be considered "archived" and only kept to preserve URLs and non-review content.

Film

Joan Didion: The Centre Will Not Hold [Documentary]

tl:dr; A brilliant and deeply personal introspection of an incredible individual. A truly nuanced and exacting character analysis and a documentary style which I hope to see emulated much more in the future.

Mulan [rewatch]

tl;dr: Still a brilliant story with a moral underpinning that remains incredibly relevant. A children's classic that is well enough made to be enjoyable for anyone.

Mulan 2

tl;dr: Terrible, character blind and very poorly conceived.

Thor: Ragnarok

tl;dr: An extremely fun, vibrant and action packed ride that lacks emotional depth. Easily the best Thor film but not quite worthy of inclusion in the MCU's greatest hits.

TV

Archer [Season 6]

tl;dr: A fun if somewhat tired return to the show's roots, providing both a solid entry to the franchise and a strong argument for shaking things up a bit more as it moves forward.

Archer [Season 7]

tl;dr: Another interesting twist and a refreshing switch-up. Definitely puts certain characters on the back burner, but overall a competent dive into new territory which sets up an exciting further abstraction.

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