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Man vs. Bee piqued interest among comedy fans as Rowan Atkinson was returning to the visual comedy genre. The Netflix Original’s premise was rather interesting as well. With nine short episodes, one could really get going as the entire series would conclude within 110 minutes. 

This Netflix offering’s acting stood out, with Atkinson not disappointing in any way. The sexagenarian held Man vs. Bee together with exactly what his fans have come to expect from him. i.e. an expressive (well, he has made a career out of them) and exaggerated (not over-exaggerated) performance to compensate for the lack of co-actors. 

Unfortunately, this series may not make you crave for more, as it could be seen as an unfunny attempt to rehash cartoon gags with a man and a seemingly indestructible member of the Apidae family. 

What is Netflix’s Man vs. Bee about?

The title is quite a simple explanation of the Netflix Original. Rowan Atkinson plays house sitter Trevor Bingley, who has to engage in a battle with a bee. The way Bingley tries (and fails) to maintain order within the house results in a series of unfortunate events (not the Netflix show). 

Watching Man vs. Bee could help one understand the following saying:

“When it rains, it pours.”

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It almost seemed as if Bingley had a little bumblebee that followed him everywhere. It followed him to the garden one day (repeat the last three words (x3) and then the whole line).

What’s Good about Man vs Bee?

A good thing about Man vs. Bee is that writer Will Davies gives viewers a glimpse of the end. It works as audiences aren’t wondering about the ramifications of numerous poorly thought of and bizarre actions. Rather, they may remain keen to see how Bingley reached there.

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Mr. Bean had the mind of a child, but Trevor Bingley came across as just a thick individual; one for whom everything that could go wrong went wrong. However, he did a much better patch-up job than his efforts on the painting of Whistler’s mother. 

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The show‘s gags are presented well. A lot of thought has gone into them, especially the one in episode 6. It was a combination of acting, set design, Lorne Balfe’s music, and writing (as the elements that contributed to the situation were introduced slowly over the course of the previous 5 episodes).

 

Atkinson’s acting and Davies’ writing together helped justify why Bingley’s actions weren’t acts of insanity. Even the one event that can be branded as such has reasonable justification. Remember V for Vendetta’s Mr. Creedy’s final dialogue? 

Bingley’s front door interactions with the policeman (Tom Basden) were also quite entertaining, with the ones in episodes 3 and 4 standing out. 

What’s not good about Man vs. Bee?

The acting could be labeled good, but the repetitive gags, although presented well, were largely unfunny. As they repeat, I began to liken Trevor Bingley and the bee to Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, respectively. You may get where I’m going with this and why it’s in the not good section. 

I was reminded of a scene from Atkinson’s ‘The Trouble with Mr. Bean’ and found the gags in episode 4 quite puerile. It’s shocking that an elite comedian like Atkinson engaged in such a gag. 

The seemingly supernatural ability of the bee and its urge to tail Atkinson reminded me of Mystery Inc. trying to catch the ‘monsters’. A sequence from a Tom and Jerry episode (Cat Concerto) came to mind as well. These homages were good, but seeing them in a live-action series was rather out of place. 

Verdict 

While the premise promised us Man vs, Bee, frustrations could emerge as viewers expect the man’s far-fetched traps to capture the bee to fail. Despite that, it would be tough to disagree that Rowan Atkinson shines across all nine episodes.

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Older audiences may smile as they see the incorporation of gags from classic cartoons. Though these gags may come across as unfunny to many, they aren’t stretched. This may not give one time to process it before they are about 5-6 episodes in. At that point, a part of you would begin to root for Bingley and not hit the back button. Do small episodes work wonders? Perhaps. 

However, my biggest takeaway would be that this new Netflix show is a masterclass in how to act. 

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Atkinson held his own whilst alone and even appeared nonchalant, sincere, worried, and innocent in all video interactions. Another takeaway from Man vs. Bee could be: How not to take on a Bee. 

Man vs. Bee is streaming on Netflix.

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New anime has arrived! You won’t want to miss a single episode of Spriggan, the hottest new anime on the market. This series not only has spectacular sci-fi fights. But it also some of the finest literary themes we all know and love, such as good vs. evil, past vs. present, past vs. future, and, our personal favorite, supernatural power vs. human capability.

Furthermore, at the forefront of this new title are a number of well-written characters, each with their own set of objectives, motivations, and limitations. Let us take a look if Spriggan is the next anime you should binge-watch or not.

What’s Spriggan about?

Spriggan is based on Ryji Minagawa and Hiroshi Takashige’s classic comic. The classic action manga is revived for the small screen after 30 years, and Spriggan, the blockbuster comic with ten million copies produced, is now another fantastic addition to Netflix’s repertoire.

There is an old relic in the realm of Spriggan that has the ability to affect the world forever. Depending on who discovers the item, society can either become everyone’s worst nightmare or remain the calm world that it is. As a result, it’s up to ARCAM, the organization entrusted with safeguarding this power, to rescue the day.

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However, with opposing viewpoints and adversaries at every turn, it is evident that mankind must work quickly if it is to live to see another day.

Why should you watch the show?

Spriggan, with only six episodes, might have easily seemed hurried or too short, yet the program manages to get a lot of mileage out of its formula. Each episode is lengthier than a regular TV episode and provides a single tale focusing on a specific relic or myth associated with civilizations all over the world.

Legends from throughout history are re-contextualized as superior technology from those who came before or as what looks to be pure magic. As a result, this series has no long-form plot in mind, and its sole goal is to deliver a collection of full stories that have more breathing room than they could in a TV anime.

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The anime is currently streaming on Netflix, with no official news about its renewal for a second season. Nevertheless, if you are looking for action and fast-paced anime, then Spriggan is the perfect choice for you.

Will you watch the anime? Let us know in the comments.

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For years, the Isekai genre has been a staple of anime, but Netflix’s new series Uncle from Another World turns the genre on its head. This beautifully crafted anime is a must-watch for all anime fans and is sure to leave you in splits as soon as you start watching it. However, the plot of the anime seems to be a little mysterious, with the title not giving much clue as to what to expect from the show.

But don’t worry. We are here to guide you through this incredible anime that must be on your watch list this August.

What is Uncle From Another World about?

Isekai translates as another or other world for the uninformed. Protagonists in this genre are frequently transported, summoned, or resurrected into a fantasy realm replete with swords and sorcery. Whatever way the characters arrive in this strange realm, they are swiftly lured into tales of adventure, peril, intrigue, and other high fantasy themes. What if the protagonist returns to their previous life? asks Uncle from Another World. What is the answer? Hilarity

Yosuke Shibazaki is the lead of the show. After waking up from a 17-year coma, he finds himself in Japan in 2017. Technology and culture have evolved to the point that the modern world is as alien to him as the magical world he abandoned. Takafumi Takaoka, Yosuke’s nephew, initially arrives to educate his newly awakened uncle of the harsh realities of contemporary life, only to learn that his uncle’s mad rants about his isekai exploits were all genuine.

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Takaoka, Shibazaki’s nephew, plays the straight guy and reacts flawlessly to his uncle’s ignorance and trials. The gags come at you hard and quick, which is typical of manzai humor. The visual jokes, misunderstandings, and everyday applications of the magical talents of Uncle from Another World will have you in stitches.

Is the show currently streaming on Netflix?

Hotondoshindeiru is the writer and illustrator of the series, which Kadokawa Shoten publishes. The Netflix series is now simulcasting in Asia, with a two-week delay in the global distribution. The first five episodes of Uncle from Another World are currently streaming and are classified TV-MA.

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Stranger Things 4 came in with an insane level of gore, violence, scene transformations, and a huge rollercoaster of emotions. It was the most intense season of the entire franchise and has outdone all its previous episodes. However, despite the excellence, some dispensable scenes were uncalled for. Some issues were right under our nose, but Stranger Things 4 quietly got it covered before we could even notice it. But worry not since we bring it to you here.

The unnecessary shift from Hawkins to California

Remember when Byers’ family shifted from Hawkins after the traumatizing series of events? Joyce, Will, Jonathan, and Eleven move to California as a family and leave the cursed land behind. But all that was unnecessary as it did not result in any specific outcome. The only reason it might be a bit fruitful is the introduction of Jonathan’s friend Argyle. But apart from that, we see no major consequences as they have to return it to Hawkins again. No scene showed their returning except the one where they have all gathered at Hoppers at the end of volume 2.

That’s exactly how the showrunners fixed it. They are now apparently at their old place as the upcoming season will more or less take place majorly in Hawkins. Some might argue that it was for Eleven’s safety but was it? Cause she was abducted as it had to be into the doctor’s underground laboratory in the middle of nowhere. So it didn’t serve the purpose of protecting El either. Hence, it is a better decision to keep them all united in the end since something worse is yet to come.

What can we expect from Stranger Things five?

It has been quietly implied that all of them are together in one place as they’re yet to fight their biggest battle. With many fan theories surfacing on the internet, The Duffers have confirmed certain things about the last season. As the writer’s room is again under work as we speak, it won’t take much longer as they already have the majority of the season mapped out.

Many unanswered questions are skirting around the final season. Is there anything more sinister to come? Will Max come back to life? Will anything happen to Will or Eleven? Is anyone going to come back? Can Hawkins be saved by any chance? And the biggest of all, will the curse of Vecna ever end?

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Some believe that Will and El combined is the equivalent of Vecna, and the Upside Down expanding into their plain of existence evens the battleground. However, it’s still very unclear as to what’s going to happen. But one thing is for sure, the cozy warm little town of Indiana will never be the same. Let’s just hope to get proper and less painful answers to these soon as 2024 is not so far.

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