So Here’s What Happened In May 2019

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On this episode, LaNeysha and Carolyn discuss their first top picks for May, which includes Chapter 3 in the hit action series John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, and new supernatural show Good Omens.

Top Reads

Kakafukaka

Written by Takumi Ishida is a Japanese manga about 24-year-old Aki Terada, who finds herself sharing a house with her past high school crush Tomoya. After learning a surprising secret about Tomoya, Aki finds herself on an emotional and physical rollercoaster and having to make decisions she never thought she would ever have to. As my first manga, Kakafukaka deals with adult themes in a sincere way that I honestly wasn’t expecting, is a fun and exciting read and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

Elfen Lied 

Dark Horse Manga presents Elfen Lied, the original manga series written and drawn by Lynn Okamoto for the first time in English.  Elfen Lied tells the story of Lucy, a young mutant girl who’s species, the Diclonius, are kept in captivity to ensure they don’t demolish the rest of humanity. While I don’t care for the art style, but it is the story that holds my interest. I enjoy the manga’s story and use of themes like the Nature vs. Nurture that explores the main character’s identity. Check out LaNeysha’s full written review here. 

Top TV Shows

One Spring Night

Currently airing on Netflix, One Spring Night is one of the season’s newest Korean Dramas. Starring Jung Hae-in and Han Ji-min, just when Jeong-in (Han) is questioning is married to her long-term boyfriend is the right things for her, she meets pharmacist Jeo-ho (Jung) who makes her realize that just like the seasons, everything has its time, and maybe moving forward with him can be a new start for both of them. One Spring Night is a beautifully written and directed show that explores the complexities of relationships, emotions and the challenges that come when we<re faced with the choice to stay somewhere just because of comfort, or taking a leap of faith on now love and experiences.

Good Omens 

Aziraphale and Crowley, are an angel and a demon that has grown accustomed to Earth and the delights it has offered them for the millennia. However, with the Antichrist approaching his destiny, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ready to ride, and the armies of Good and Evil amassing. It would seem that the Apocalypse is upon them, except to stop from happening. Having been a fan of mythology and biblical lore, I enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens just as much as his work with American Gods. The cast is full of talent, some familiar faces and some new. I also enjoyed that the series is only comprised of six episodes and is easy to get into.

Top Movies

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Directed by Chad Stahelski, Parabellum is a fantastic sequel to Chapter 2 by expanding the world audiences were introduced to in the first film. Beginning right where the previous chapter ended, John (Keanu Reeves) is on the run from assassins who are pursuing him after the High Table put his $14 million price tag on his life. The stakes are high than ever, and John with the help of old acquaintance including Sofia (Halle Berry) he fights to stay alive for one more day. Reeves is as badass as ever, and Berry is an excellent addition to the story. Her character Sofia has a past I hope we get to see again in the next chapter.

Godzilla: King of Monsters 

Having been five years since Godzilla was last seen, the crypto-zoological agency Monarch was founded and dedicated to researching the existence of other Kaiju.  Now they come face to face with new monsters, including Godzilla’s ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah that threatens humanity’s existence if balance is not restored. Having been a kaiju movie fan for years, I enjoyed this movie, even more than the previous film. Especially because it focuses on more of the lore of the monsters and how instead of treating them as threats but rather focus on how to coexist with them as our protectors. 

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