The Long, Long Holiday

Last watched September 2016 Summary: Collette and Ernest are visiting their grandparents on their farm outside Granville near Normandy when World War 2 breaks out. Their mother goes to Switzerland and their father joins the French army, then the French resistance, leaving them with their grandparents. The series spans the years it takes for the war (and…

Cowboy Bebop

Last watched 2009 Summary: Spike Speigel is a Cowboy, which, in our speak, translates to bounty hunter. He hunts down criminals and turns them in for rewards on his ship Bebop. His crew consists of Jet Black, an ex policeman, an amnesiac con artist called Faye Valentine and a kid called Edward Wong. Pros: Edward…

Steven Universe

Last watched July 2016 Summary: Steven is a young boy who is, I guess, half alien (or Gem, to be precise). His mother died when he was born so he could exist and he is brought up by three other Gem-people in Beach City. Opinion: Oh gosh, you are in for a treat with this one….

Bobs Burgers

Last watched Jan 2016 Summary: The Belcher family run a burger shop. Opinion: Bob’s Burgers the next generation’s the Simpsons without the slow decline in writing/quality (yet, I guess). They run a burger joint and are all impeccably peculiar. Bob relishes (~_^) burger puns in his naming of burgers. Linda often breaks into song as though…

Kids on the Slope

Last watched 2015 Description: Kaoru Nishimi is a shy honour roll student. His keeping-to-himself changes when he meets renegade Sentaro Kawabuchi who introduces him to jazz. Through this friendship, and through learning to play jazz, Kaoru learns that there is more to life than good grades. Opinion: I’m really underselling it there with the summary. Most…