REEL Review – Invincible: Season 1 (2021)

Creator: Robert Kirkman | 50mins (episode) | Action, Fantasy, Adventure After finally getting his powers, Mark Greyson (Steven Yeun) tries to balance his personal life with his new found responsibilities in a world full to the brim with superheroes. In an age where the superhero genre dominates every inch of film and television we rarely get to see the simplicity of the superhero cartoon era. … Continue reading REEL Review – Invincible: Season 1 (2021)

REEL Review – Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun: Season 1 (2020)

Creator: Aunty Donna | Runtime: 20 mins (episode) | Comedy A sketch show from the Australian comedy group Aunty Donna following a loose narrative around three housemates; Mark, Zach and Broden. Netflix has created a substantial catalogue of original content in the last few years, with 2017 being a turning point for their comedy arm, creating the Netflix Is A Joke campaign. Stand up specials, … Continue reading REEL Review – Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun: Season 1 (2020)

REEL Review – The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 (2020)

Creator: Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater | Runtime: 47-51mins (episode) | Action, Fantasy, Adventure The first season of Umbrella Academy was a wonderful dose of comic book absurdity that was fuelled by it’s equally absurd cast of misfit ‘superheroes’. The absurdity continues in the second season, having the group scattered across Dallas in 1963 after a botched time travel, and in order to stop a nuclear … Continue reading REEL Review – The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 (2020)

REEL Review – The Midnight Gospel (2020)

Creators: Pendleton Ward, Duncan Trussell | Runtime: 20-36mins (episode) | Animation, Drama, Comedy Living in a dimension called ‘The Chromatic Ribbon’, spacecaster Clancy Gilroy (Duncan Trussell) uses a unlicensed universe simulator as a means to interview subjects, creating deep philosophical conversations to be posted to his small subscriber base. Coming from the creator of Adventure Time (2010-2018) is one of this years most unique and … Continue reading REEL Review – The Midnight Gospel (2020)

REEL Review – Rick and Morty: Season 4 (2019-2020)

Creators: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland | Runtime: 23mins (episode) | Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy Rick and Morty in recent years has become the pinnacle of the adult cartoon landscape, it’s balance of “high-concept rigamarole” (As Jerry describes it) and self-aware jabs at genre cliches make it so accessible for two different reasons, pleasing it’s more casual fanbase, as well as preaching to those fans who believe … Continue reading REEL Review – Rick and Morty: Season 4 (2019-2020)

REEL Review – Space Force: Season 1 (2020)

Creators: Steve Carell, Greg Daniels | Runtime: 30-36mins (episode) | Comedy When The President orders “boots on the moon” by 2024, 4-star General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) takes over the new division of Space Force. In order to be successful, General Naird must tackle international conflict, political interruption and the idiocy of the people around him. Space Force sees the second coming of The Office … Continue reading REEL Review – Space Force: Season 1 (2020)

REEL Review – Hollywood (2020)

Creators: Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy | Runtime: 44-57mins (episode) | Drama A group of aspiring filmmakers, in post-World War II, try to make it big in Hollywood. When they decide to make a movie that could change the social landscape, each person faces serious pushback on their careers and their lives. Hollywood history is now full of landmark stories that echo it’s acceptance (or lack … Continue reading REEL Review – Hollywood (2020)

REEL Review – After Life: Season 2 (2020)

Creator: Ricky Gervais | Runtime: 30mins – Episode | Comedy, Drama Not many people can say they’ve had quite the success of Ricky Gervais, both as a writer or an actor. He’s breathed life into the UK Comedy landscape since The Office back in 2003, as well as Extras (2005) and Derek (2012) becoming notable staples as well. But in 2019 After Life was released, … Continue reading REEL Review – After Life: Season 2 (2020)

REEL Review – Bojack Horseman: Season 6 (2019)

Bojack Horseman: Season 6 (2019) creator: raphael bob-waksberg | runtime: 25mins – episode. | animation, comedy, drama Those of you who are familiar with Waksberg’s one-of-a-kind Netflix show know that, despite it’s comedic core, it has it’s melancholic tendencies. Not in a showy way though, the anthropomorphic animal and human world are rich with real-life anxieties that very often leave themselves, and the entire show, … Continue reading REEL Review – Bojack Horseman: Season 6 (2019)

REEL Review – Final Space: Season 2 (2019)

Creator: David Sacks, Oman Rogers | Runtime: 21mins – Episode | Animation, Comedy, Sci-fi In a world where ‘Animated Sci-Fi’ draws your attention to Rick and Morty (2013-) it’s difficult to see anything else other than second best. Arguably the closest you might come is in the small gem that is Final Space. A group of misfits lead by Gary Goodspeed, a strong-hearted Peter Quill-type … Continue reading REEL Review – Final Space: Season 2 (2019)