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Upload on Amazon Prime is Good but its binge formula detracts it from being Great

Amazon Prime Upload

Upload is a good show on Amazon Prime that could be great if it didn’t follow the binging streaming formula. (The following may contain spoilers.)

The writing and biting social commentary on future capitalism, technology, and relationships that still manages to hit close to home. But, and this is, for me, what keeps this show from being a great show, is the “whodunnit” nature of the plot throughline.

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Castlevania the Series on Netflix is a mature video game adaptation

Castlevania the Series on Netflix is a mature video game adaptation

Castlevania is an action, gothic-horror video game franchise developed by Konami. It made its debut in 1986 on the Nintendo Family Computer Disk System. The long-running series has enjoyed popularity on various gaming platforms and after being renewed for a fourth season, it’s safe to say the Netflix Animated Castlevania Series is a successful adaptation.

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An Authentic “Back Story: A Memoir” by David Mitchell

Back Story A Memoir by David Mitchell Book Review

You may or may not know David Mitchell from Peep Show, Would I Lie To You or one of his many other panel show appearances, or he may be someone you know absolutely nothing about, but neither knowing him nor not knowing him should deter you from reading his back story in his autobiography David Mitchell: Back Story: A Memoir.

What Mitchell has written is perhaps the most authentic and self-critical autobiography I have, and may ever, read. It’s refreshing in that way, because he’s not afraid to take the piss out of the industry he’s in or, most often, himself.

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Formula 1: Drive to Survive on Netflix is all the reasons Sports Fans love Sport

Formula 1 Drive to Survive a Netflix Original Series

When people say, “I just don’t get into sport” it really doesn’t matter what sport you’re trying to get them into or to watch or experience. Often, there’s little you can do to get them to give it a chance. You may inevitably counter them with the point that sport, in almost any and every form is more than just the sum of its parts, and that’s the main reason that people enjoy watching it.

Most of the time, it’s the things that happen off the field, off the track, off the court, that build and bleed onto those places to enrich the drama of the athletic contest.

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Amazon Prime’s Modern Love feels more like an Eight Part Play and it’s beautiful

Amazon Prime Modern Love Series Review

Amazon Prime describes this original as “An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column ‘Modern Love.’”

I’ve never read the column, and I’m not Romantic Comedy averse, but Modern Love is a much more elevated form of series, where the individual pieces work, but the overall message is clear, concise, and shouted at every angle.

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