I’ve just started doing a weekly radio segment entitled The Best Flicks on Netflix. For those of you who’d like to listen check out the MediaPlex youtube channel by CLICKING HERE!! The radio segment is currently playing live (as of 10:30am, Friday), but you can also listen to it after the fact as well!
Or, if you prefer reading I’ve provided the transcript of the segment. I would love to hear your thoughts, and if you have any suggestions on show recommendations please comment! Who knows, maybe your suggestion will appear on the next weeks broadcast!
Welcome to the first installment of the Best Flicks on Netflix with your host Josie Richards.
As we get closer to the weekend, I know you all want nothing more than to kick back and relax. And what’s a better way to unwind than by lying on the couch and binge watching Netflix?! That’s where I come in, I’ll be giving you a weekly recommendation on what I think are the Best Flicks on Netflix to watch!
This week’s show is Devilman Crybaby. This show is new to Netflix, but actually is based off of a manga, a japanese comic book, from the early 70’s. Devilman Crybaby is a very intense and visually stunning anime.
It’s a fantastical 10 episode story where demons and angels are very real and the battle for the fate of humanity rests in the hands of the show’s protagonist Akira Fudo.
We experience Devilman Crybaby through the eyes of Akira, the show’s main character. And if you haven’t guessed based on the shows name, Akira is both a crybaby since he is incredibly empathetic to the plight of his friends and a devilman, meaning he is a demon with a human heart.
But I must warn you, if you can’t handle a bit a gore and animated nudity, then this show will not be your cup of tea. While stunning, Devilman has some very explicit content that would not be advised for younger viewers. But if you are mature, and you can make it past the first few episodes where they lay the groundwork for the story than you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the ending. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll rewatch the whole series again just to better grasp what happened.
If you’re on the fence let me sway you, here are five reasons to watch:
- Even though it’s an anime there are English dubs, and subtitles. Making watching easy for all you multitaskers out there
- Unlike Game of Thrones, there aren’t 100’s of characters, so you can easily keep track of who is who
- The storyline, once they get into it is captivating, it will make you rethink what it means to be evil.
- The ending. I won’t say any spoilers, but the ending is what really made this show stand out for me.
- The music. Anime is a genre that boasts heavy metal theme songs, and dramatic instrumental numbers and Devilman Crybaby does not disappoint.
And there you have it! Tune into the Best flicks on Netflix next week for another recommendation.
Thanks for reading. ❤