Tag: Comedy

  • D&D: Honor Among Thieves, unconventional heroes

    D&D: Honor Among Thieves, unconventional heroes

    Dungeons & Dragons is quite the rage these days when it comes to gaming. You step into the shoes of a character, part of a team, with a game master who throws your group into all sorts of thrilling challenges. It seems like such a simple task to use these building blocks to create an…

  • Babe: pigs and dogs

    Babe: pigs and dogs

    Some movies are cozy to watch, and then there’s Babe. At first glance, Babe seems like a sweet family film, with talking animals in a cheerful, colorful world – the perfect feel-good movie, especially around the holidays. But within the first five minutes, you realize it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Happily, younger eyes see…

  • Breaking Bad: Your Teacher Is Only Human

    Breaking Bad: Your Teacher Is Only Human

    Breaking Bad is a series that began in 2008. We initially missed it, but more than two years ago, we finally decided to give it a shot. We had heard that the series was pretty good, but we didn’t truly grasp just how outstanding it was until we had watched all five seasons. Why should…

  • Saturday Morning #3: Vox Machina

    Saturday Morning #3: Vox Machina

    Turning a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) into a successful animated series isn’t something you hear about every day, but “Critical Role” achieved just that. It started as an attempt to create a single animated episode and turned into a full-fledged series with three seasons already. What makes The Legend of Vox Machina so enjoyable? And…

  • The Princess Bride – my perfect film

    The Princess Bride – my perfect film

    One of my favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.” It’s a film suitable for children aged 7 and up (although these days, it’s typically rated for 12-year-olds). And it’s also incredibly enjoyable for adults. Fantasy, humor, romance – all in just the right proportions, in a story that’s perfectly crafted.

  • Great News, an easy and fun sitcom

    Great News, an easy and fun sitcom

    In this sitcom, the spotlight shines on Katie, a young woman employed as a journalist at a TV station. With her mother now having ample free time, she decides to join the station as an intern. Not a massive issue, but Mom is rather overbearing. In her eyes, Katie isn’t quite grown up enough to…

  • Frasier, a spin-off that did well

    Frasier, a spin-off that did well

    Few spin-offs become bigger than the TV series they originated from. Frasier Crane was a character in Cheers, a sitcom from the 1980s. After Cheers ended, he got his own sitcom, but it was quite different from the series in which he was introduced. Frasier remained at the top for 11 seasons and will soon…

  • The Pirate

    The Pirate

    The title suggests that this film is about a bloodthirsty pirate, full of swashbuckling and super-romantic moments. Well, yes, a little bit. But mostly, no. This musical, with too few musical numbers, is primarily a campy and over-the-top story where you need to take everything with a grain of salt. Definitely not to be taken…

  • Scifi Humor in Galaxy Quest

    Scifi Humor in Galaxy Quest

    In 1999, Galaxy Quest hit the screens. That feels like ages ago for a film that I still consider the best sci-fi comedy (just like Space Balls). The perfect mix of humor and science fiction, the impeccable cast, and flawless execution – everything in this movie is simply just right. You don’t even have to…

  • Coco, let’s celebrate life

    Coco, let’s celebrate life

    Coco is an incredibly cute family film. It’s a Pixar/Disney movie filled with catchy music and vibrant animation. However, the subject matter of the film isn’t typically associated with being cozy, fun, and cheerful in the Netherlands. It’s about death. How wonderful it is to use this film as a springboard to discuss such a…