Wednesday overall has a wonderful first season. It’s funny and macabre. But there are issues with the first season that can harm the series as it continues.
Kotaro Lives Alone on Netflix is a must-watch. Based on the manga by Mami Tsumura, the 10-episode anime has hilarious comedy but an underlying ache because of the circumstances surrounding the story. Kotaro Sato (Rie Kugimiya) is a 4-year-old boy who rents an apartment next door to a struggling manga artist Shin Karino (Toshiki Masuda). The story is a slice-of-life anime. However, there is no happy reason a toddler lives alone.
Films are usually flawed. The key is to entertain enough, so those flaws are not as noticeable. Night Teeth, written by Brent Dillon and directed by Adam Randall, delivers. They create an underworld, albeit thinly, where vampires and humans have a truce. Not everyone knows this world exists, like Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.). So when …
On My Block on Netflix follows a quartet of quirky, street-smart urban teens going through high school and living in South Central, Los Angeles. There is Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tonico), Ruby (Jason Genao), and Jamal (Brett Gray). Season four continues a couple of years after the events of the third season. The final season of On My Block wraps up the series with its usual flair of comedy mixed with drama and cements itself as a staple coming-of-age story.