Great news for those who love watching good TV. All the excellent series that were running on Apple TV (like See, The Morning Show, Foundation and Invasion) might have concluded their seasons for this year, but new shows are coming back on other channels.
On Netflix you will find:
- Blue Period is an anime by studio Seven Arc, directed by Koji Masunari and based quite faithfully on the manga by Tsubasa Yamaguchi.
- Cowboy Bepop is an awkward 10-episode live-action series developed by Christopher Yost, starring John Cho (Spike), Mustafa Shakir (Jet) and Daniella Pineda (Faye) and based on the famous anime by Sunrise (directed by Shinichirō Watanabe). If nothing else, it is quite funny (in a pathetic way) and the special effects (background settings, spaceships, etc.) are rather good.
- Earwig and the Witch is a 82-minute 3D animated movie produced by Studio Ghibli and NHK, directed by Gorō Miyazaki and based on a novel by Diana Wynne Jones.
- Emily in Paris is coming back for a second season on December 22nd!
- Lost in Space is back with a third (and final) season of eight episodes.
- The Summit of the Gods is a 90-minute French animated film directed by Patrick Imbert and based on the excellent manga series by Jiro Taniguchi (itself based on a novel by Baku Yumemakura). A must-see !!!
- Also, The Sandman (based on Neil Gaiman fantasy comics) and Thermae Romae Nova (a new ONA series animated by Studio NAZ, directed by Tetsuya Tatamitani and based on Mari Yamazaki’s manga) are coming soon (probably in 2022) !
And I still have so much more to watch on Netflix — and I am hoping for more seasons of The Irregulars (cancelled apparently) or Shadow and Bone (based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse series of fantasy novels and renewed for a second season).
On Amazon Prime Video you will find:
- The Expense (the superb sci-fi TV series based on James S. A. Corey’s novels) is back with a sixth (and final) season of six episodes. A must-see !!!
Less new stuff here but, anyway, I still haven’t watch The Man in the High Castle, P. K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, The Tomorrow War or The Wheel of Time or Tales from the Loop or The luminaries or Library War or Vinland Saga — and I still hope for a new seasons of The Boys, Jack Ryan, or Carnival Row, which all seem to have been delayed by the covid pandemic…
Finally, Dune (the great 156-minute movie by Denis Villeneuve based on Frank Herbert’s saga) is already available to rent ($24.99) or for purchase ($29.99) on both Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.
Oh, and the fourth Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections will be released on December 22nd not only in theatres but also on HBO MAX (but only in the USA)!
Umm, and the new 10-episode series of Shogun (based on James Clavell novel, starring Cosmo Jarvis, Hiroyuki Sanada and Anna Sawai, and set to air on FX) is still in production. Filming started in September and will last until next April, so it will certainly not be released until the end of 2022 or even early 2023…
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Personnellement j’ai trouvé Earwig and the Witch totalement atroce. Rien de la sensibilité qu’on retrouve dans les Ghibli habituellement, et le style traditionnel du studio rendu en 3D perd toute la magie visuelle. Pourquoi être passé au 3D ?? Le cachet de Ghibli est dans le coup de crayon. Espérons que ce n’est pas le début d’une nouvelle ère mais bien une erreur de parcours. Quant au scénario, il n’a aucunement la profondeur d’un film à intrigue comparable, comme Le Château Ambulant, Kiki ou, chez Ponoc, Mary et la fleur de la sorcière…
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