Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

TV Addictions

I nearly missed it! My. Good Eats did tea, and I almost missed it! Yay! More showings of the episode will be this coming weekend. Whew.

Good Eats is probably the only show I watch religiously. The other show I'm starting to watch regularly is Samurai Jack, on Cartoon Network. Carl gave me all the tapes for all the episodes of Powerpuff Girls, which turned me onto the Cartoon Network, and I saw ads for Samurai Jack, and after the beginning movie and the first couple of episodes, I'm hooked. It's a beautiful work with pretty astonishing backgrounds and interesting ways of doing action that is very much modelled on some of how Powerpuff Girls was handled, but with a much more evocative plot line.

I think it reminds me of some of the more adult plot-line anime, or even the good comicbook lines I used to read. It's bittersweet with lots of the backgrounds based on Japanese woodcuts. There's some cool humor as well, like Jack eating all the live seafood in the underwater kingdom and feeling, finally, comforted for the first time since he was in the strange future world. Or even how Jack got his name.

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