CASTLEVANIA SEASON 4 TV SERIES REVIEW
The long, bloody journey of our band of monster slayers comes to a end with the final season of Netflix’s “Castlevania”. Following last season’s downer ending, Trevor and Sypha have stumbled upon various groups seeking a method to bring Dracula back from the dead. Meanwhile, Hector is building a demon army against his will for Carmilla and Lenore. Isaac plans to lead his own demon army on a bloody path of conquest to get revenge against Hector for betraying Dracula. And Alucard is called to help a local village find refuge as the remaining vampire lords continue their twisted goal of exterminating humanity once and for all. As the story progresses, plotlines converge, action happens, and the path to the endgame becomes more clear. Did this show wrap up neatly or did it end up being a bloody mess? The answer may vary depending on who you ask. Most everyone enjoyed the season, but there was one dissenter who felt that while this season wasn’t bad, it clearly was forced to end early due to behind-the-scenes controversies. Listen here to see whose allegiance you find yourself leaning towards.
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CREATED BY: Warren Ellis
DIRECTED BY: Sam Deats
STARRING: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Graham McTavish, Emily Swallow, Theo James, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Jaime Murray, Jessica Brown Findlay, Yasmine Al Massri, Ivana Milicevic, Bill Nighy, Christine Adams, Malcolm McDowell, Marsha Thomason, Titus Welliver, Toks Olagundoye, Matthew Waterson
Justin Zarian (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub, Assistant Site Manager)
Justin’s fate as a movie fanatic was written in the stars when his birth forced his parents to cancel their planned Oscar viewing party. While growing up in California, he was often seen in front of the television watching and re-watching Star Wars, Jurassic Park, classic Disney movies and a steady stream of animated shows. This eventually led to a B.A. in Film at Brigham Young University and an Outstanding Student Teacher Award for displaying a level of film knowledge so insane that even his fellow film students couldn’t compete. He received his M.A. from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a teaching certificate, but still volunteers at One of Us every so often for the fun of it. His hobbies include non-stop film conversations, wondering how Mass Effect 3’s ending went so wrong, espousing the joys of shooting guns (but not hunting, as he’s quick to note), writing the next great American television show in his head, and anything else entertainment related. You can find him on Facebook once in a blue moon.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)
Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.
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