One of my favorite shows is Bones. Even though it is officially done, I would love something that is very similar. That is how I find myself watching Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteriu, A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet, or Beautiful Bones. Really long names, but it is fitting with the anime. After looking a bit into it, this anime is based on a novel. I follows an awkwardly scientist who loves putting together skeletons and ends up helping the police on cases were there is nothing but skeletal remains of humans. Sometimes she steps in before that because of the incessant nature of her lovable sidekick. I greatly enjoyed the show. It was fast paced in everything seemed to be going somewhere. My main complaint is that the show doesn’t really end. It feels as though they hoped they would get a second season and didn’t. There’s just this huge cliffhanger. Maybe there is something else that I just missed when I was looking around for more, or I might just need to read the book. Either one is a possibility at this point.
So, I finally got around to finishing this anime. It honestly took me longer than I would genuinely like to say, but I finished it. That show would be Yuri!!! on Ice. I think I should start by saying that I am not the biggest fan of figure skating. I recognize that a lot of skill goes into the sport, but it’s not that interesting to me. I suppose that would explain why the show really lagged for me. I really like the premise of the show, but it was just soooooo slow. It probably had a lot to do with having the exact same routine every single episode. There was nothing really different. Some of the thoughts during the skating routines were different, but not really. If you really like figure skating and really enjoy the competition scene, you might enjoy this a lot more than I did. I really enjoyed everything else about the anime, I just couldn’t get behind all the dancing. I’m sorry Panda.
Next in my deep dive into documentary series is The Confession Tapes. I absolutely love procedural cop dramas and the confessions at the end of the episode are what you live for. This documentary takes that step in the entire process and takes a closer look at it. What if the confession isn’t everything? What if the confession wasn’t as true as television has led us to believe? This is that show. It follows several investigations where the central piece of evidence is the confession given. Both sides of the justice system give their take on each case. With some of the episodes, I’m completely stumped as to which side I’m on, and I completely believe that that is the entire point of this documentary: to shine a light on the fog that is sometimes our justice system. If you love a documentary that has lots of twists and turns, I would suggest checking this out on Netflix.
I am an avid learner, much to the hatred of some people. One of my ideas of a good night is snuggling in a blanket watching a documentary. Now, this is not technically a documentary, but I think it should be close, and that thing is Bill Nye Saves the World. I just recently finished watching the series on Netflix, and I absolutely loved it. It reminded me of having the teacher in elementary school rolling in a gigantic television instead of teaching. The only difference is that instead of going over everyday science concepts, he had to go over some real-world stuff that is affecting our everyday lives. For that reason, it does get a tiny bit political at times, but in my personal opinion, it is not over the top. At times it feels heavy-handed, but it’s not that bad overall. If you love learning science, even from a childhood hero, I would recommend it. It truly made me feel like a kid again.
Another movie that I ended up watching during a Netflix binge session is what I would call the female Grown-Ups. For those who don’t know, Adam Sandler has a habit of making movies features mainly his friends. In this case, the movie is called Wine Country. The movie is filled with some of my favorite comedians from Saturday Night Live and I was laughing the entire. Well…, most of the time. At some moments, it was really heartwarming and was tugging at the heartstrings. I was expecting it to entirely be a comedy, but then it would get really deep at moments when I was least expecting it even though I really should have. It was primarily a movie about older women hanging out again after so many years apart. For the actresses in the movie, it completely works and it completely relatable without being completely ridiculous with the comedy thrown in. I would definitely give this movie a try.
In my adventure through binging random movies on Netflix, I came upon See You Yesterday. The best way to describe the genre would be a mix of science fiction and current politics. It sounds weird but go along with me. The movie is time travel mixed with the Black Lives Matter movement, and I’ll admit, the set up for it was really good. Within the system they used, it made a lot of sense. The layout was logical and the motivations of the characters made sense. One of the only things I wasn’t too thrilled about was the main female protagonist. Overall, she was a pretty cool character and it was amazing to see an African American female involved in the sciences. My one problem with her is that at some moments, she seems unnecessarily “hard.” She would randomly act tough when the situation did not call for it. I know it’s really nitpicky but that was one thing that I particularly had a problem with. If you’re interested, it was still a really good movie and I would suggest really checking it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
It’s that time of the year again, where we pretend that everything is going to change and it really isn’t. The time where you stick to your resolutions for a couple of weeks before you inevitably give up. Trust me, I usually one of those people. We also come to the time of the month that I tell you the names of a whole bunch of holidays and y’all can decide if you want to celebrate them or not. I just like knowing what they are. I am also hoping that I’m around more this year. Last year is behind me and I hope to keep it there. But without further ado, here are the holidays for the month of January.
New Year’s Day; National Hangover Day; Feast of the Holy Family (Spain); National Bloody Mary Day
Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day; National Science Fiction Day; National Buffet Day; National Cream Puff Day
Festival of Sleep Day; Fruitcake Toss Day; Humiliation Day; National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day; National Drinking Straw Day
National Spaghetti Day; Trivia Day; World Braille Day; Day of King Amador (Sao Tome and Principle)
Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings (date varies); National Bird Day
Bean Day; Cuddle Up Day; National Shortbread Day; National Thank God It’s Monday Day; Orthodox Christmas Eve
Old Rock Day; Orthodox Christmas Day; International Programmers’ Day; National Bobble-head Day; National Tempura Day
Bubble Bath Day; Male Watcher’s Day; National Take the Stairs Day (always the second Wednesday); English Toffee Day; National Joy Germ Day; National Winter Skin Relief Day
Play God Day; Apricot Day; Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; Static Electricity Day
Bittersweet Chocolate Day; Houseplant Appreciation Day; Peculiar People Day; Cut Your Energy Costs Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code day; Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day; Milk Day; Human Trafficking Awareness Day; National Vision Board Day
Feast of the Fabulous Wild Men Day; National Pharmacist Day; Kiss a Ginger Day
International Skeptics Day; Make Your Dream Come True Day; National Rubber Duckie Day; Korean American Day; Sticker Day; Peach Melba Day; Clean Off Your Desk Day
Dress Up Your Pet Day; Shop for Travel Day
National Bagel Day; National Hat Day; Booch Day; Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Appreciate a Dragon Day; National Nothing Day; Teacher’s Day (Thailand); Without a Scalpel Day; Religious Freedom Day; Fig Newton Day
Ditch New Years Resolutions Day; Bootlegger’s Day; Hot Buttered Rum Day
Thesaurus Day; Winne the Pooh Day; Peking Duck Day
National Popcorn Day; National Tin Can Day; World Religious Day; World Quark Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (always the third Monday); National Butter-crunch Day; National Cheese Lover Day; Penguin Awareness Day
National Hugging Day; Squirrel Appreciation Day
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Pie Day; National Handwriting Day; Measure Your Feet Day
Beer Can Appreciation Day; Compliment Day; Global Belly Laugh Day; Vietnamese New Year’s Eve
Chinese New Years (date varies); National Seed Swap Day (always the last Saturday); Opposite Day; Lunar New Year
Australia Day; Spouse’s Day; International Customs Day; World Leprosy Day; Green Juice Day; Peanut Brittle Day
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust; Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (always the last Monday); Chocolate Cake Day; Punch the Clock Day
Data Privacy Day; Fun at Work Day; National Kazoo Day; Blueberry Pancake Day; Plan for Vacation Day
National Puzzle Day; National Corn Chip Day
National Inane Answering Message Day, Croissant Day
Backward Day; Inspire Your Heart with Art Day; Hot Chocolate Day; Big Wig Day