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The Weekly TV, Movie, & Games Discussion Post For Week Of March 3rd, 2024

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Take look at the shows we've covered, games we're playing, and movies we're watching this week that may not show up elsewhere on the site.

We’re moving into March 2024 and it’s definitely not a place where a lot of people thought we’d be. With the fall TV season being pushed back due to the strikes, a lot of films delayed and being adjusted, and of course just the nature of seasonal broadcasts, it’s been pretty light lately. We’ve had a number of things we’ve checked out but a lot of what I’ve been doing is rewatching older stuff or spending time on holiday programming. Which isn’t actually a lot to talk about when you get down to it. So, to kick off this latest week, we want to highlight some of the things we’re looking forward to this month.

One of the shows that I watched in the background this week was Halo. I enjoyed the original game back with the first Xbox but I never kept up with the console or the game. I held off on the first season when it aired because I just wasn’t enthused at the time but as we’re halfway through the second season I figured I’d give it a go. And it’s… okay? I have no frame of reference for the story itself because I never got far in the game and the show is its own thing. It’s obviously fleshed out a lot but it’s a pretty big and slick production that at times goes too easily into the cheap syndication-looking route with some of its sets. But it’s trying to find the balance with the budget it has and the need for so much CG. It did grow on me as it went on over the course of it but as I’m half-watching it while working, well, it didn’t grab my attention as much as I had hoped it might. It’s just so… familiar, I guess? I get the appeal but it doesn’t feel like it’s stood out, though it’s a welcome change in being a more action-oriented and military-ish project than a lot of SF TV has been over the years.

With a second season on the way, I’ve slowly been making my way through Criminal Record on Apple TV+. I like the actors in it and it’s good to see Capaldi in something that’s ambiguous at times while still being an utterly terrible person. Honestly, outside of the kids in the show, pretty much everyone here is terrible and regularly breaks laws or codes of ethics and just makes them unlikeable even while doing the right thing. The show itself is pretty well layered as more things are brought to the surface the deeper you get in with new connections, new mysteries, and the way it’s all going back decades. It’s not just a simple surface level mystery or story going on here and the complexity definitely works in its favor. Everyone is putting in a solid performance and you want to know more of what motivates them and how everything slowly spirals out of control. Again, you likely won’t like anyone or would want to spend time with any of them, but it’s a thoroughly engaging story.

This past week also saw the fourth episode of the final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Crosshair is still in that place where he’s just a soldier but one without the sense of duty that comes from a lot of what people view as soldiering in fighting for something or against something. He’s stuck with the Empire and while he’s technically not a mercenary he’s fallen into that slot pretty well because of how he handles things and views his place in the greater scheme of it all. Omega is finally making inroads with him in looking beyond that and while it’s like pulling teeth it’s actually happening. Slowly. There’s a lot to like in watching these two operate together, much like the escape from Kamino a lifetime ago, but it feels like Crosshair is just about ready to come back to the fold that is Clone Force 99.

Check out our full review.

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  10. Animation Is Film 2023: The Concierge Review
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  13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Review
  14. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Film Review
  15. Shazam! Fury of the Gods Review
  16. Justice League: Warworld Blu-ray Review
  17. The Little Mermaid
  18. The Boxtrolls Review
  19. Kubo and the Two-Strings Review
  20. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Review
  21. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – The First Kiss That Never Ends Anime Movie Review
  22. Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night Movie Review
  23. Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island
  24. Missing Review
  25. The Whale Review
  26. Point of No Return Review
  27. Blonde Review
  28. Wendell & Wild
  29. Clerks III Review
  30. Luck Review
  31. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  32. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
  33. Hustle Review
  34. Top Gun: Maverick Review
  35. The Bob’s Burgers Movie Review
  36. Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers Review
  37. Stu’s Show Review
  38. Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition Review
  39. Bubble Anime Review
  40. Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis Anime Review
  41. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review
  42. Turning Red Review
  43. The Batman Review
  44. Belle Review
  45. Drive My Car Review
  46. The Power of the Dog Review
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  62. As the Village Sleeps Review
  63. Space Jam: A New Legacy Review
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  65. Knots: A Forced Marriage Story Review
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What did you watch this past week?

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