Category Archives: Television

Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody

The junkyard presents two articles about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. The view from 5930 miles away: I’ve learnt a lot about Japanese culture and traditions from watching anime, and consider it a big bonus of … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Babylon Squared

We come now to a magnificent episode: Babylon Squared.  Up until now, the series has been moving along a straight path but Babylon Squared adds a wrinkle when the station detects some serious time distortions.  This is a powerhouse episode and you have to … Continue reading

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Steven the Deuteragonist

Companion Tropes 28 Most readers of this blog will have probably heard of the term “protagonist”, and also “antagonist”, but in less common parlance is the “deuteragonist”.  This is mainly because the term describes a far rarer kind of character … Continue reading

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Erased

I’ve said this a few times, so at the risk of annoying people with repetition, “favourite” and “best” don’t have to be the same thing.  I wouldn’t describe Erased as my favourite anime television series, but I do think it … Continue reading

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The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

The view from 5930 miles away: After the drama of the last episode this is much more of a lighter, fun one, and that’s actually going to set the tone for most of the rest of the series. The Boredom … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Voice in the Wilderness

A lot happens in this two-part story.  It’s mostly a setup; Straczynski gives us a lot of buildup through the seasons and when we see those things come to fruition, you realize the payoff is impressive.  This is done for … Continue reading

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Tegan the Sarcastic Devotee

Companion Tropes 27 MONITOR: Now, perhaps you would like to see more of Logopolis. TEGAN: I’d prefer to see a lot less of it. A few weeks ago we looked at Turlough, the anti-hero of the Fifth Doctor era, but … Continue reading

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