Castlevania, season 2 (8 episodes)
release year: 2018
genre: animated fantasy/horror
viewing setting: home Bluray 4/1-4/20
synopsis: In a land menaced by monsters unleashed by a vengeful Count Dracula, a few brave people gather together to try and stop him.
impressions: This was pretty good stuff. The preceding season set everything up (main characters, good and evil, plus the overall reason for the plotline) and now things start to get in play. This is definitely an R-rated animated series and not for kids. It was written by Warren Ellis, who's been responsible for some of the best comic book work out there (see here and here for details.)
acting: It's just voices, but Richard Armitage (who played Thorin in the Hobbit trilogy) is the voice of the human vampire hunter, and Graham McTavish (who played Dwalin in the same trilogy, as well as the Saint of Killers in Preacher) is the voice of Dracula. Alejandra Reynoso is the voice of the exotic wizard woman. Adetokumboh M'Cormack is the voice of Dracula's most level-headed henchperson.
final word: Fun horror/action, short episodes full of cool stuff, but also with an overarching storyline. Worth seeing!
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