I’m not big into TV or movies, but I recently decided that I wanted to explore Battlestar Gallactica. I’ve only heard good things. Still, shows are always better if you have someone to watch them with, so I asked roommate Shaun if he’d be interested in watching as well. He was not thrilled.

BUT, I got him to give a thumbs up to Battlestar by first agreeing to watch an Anime show of his choosing. I was not really stoked about watching Anime, but after the first episode of Death Note, my opinion pretty much did a 180. The plot is absurdly good. It is a story of a high school student who finds a notebook that was dropped by a god of death. The main character finds that the person whose name he writes in the book will die moments later. He decides to aggressively use the notebook. Developing a god-complex, he kills off hundreds of criminals and trying to change the world for the better. The police pretty much instantly realize something screwy is going on and put their most intelligent detectives on the case.

The show is an interesting mix between a commentary on justice and good/evil, and an ever surprising game of cat and mouse between the main character and his pursuers. I strongly encourage you to give this show a chance. We’re about 25 episodes into the 34 episode series, and I’m completely hooked.

Once this ends, Battlestar will be next.

4 thoughts on “DeathNote.

  • 7/1/2009 at 9:43 am

    Cowboy Bebop is fantastic! I never watched anime till that and It has a great story. AND! the main character performs Kung Fu. IN SPACE!!!!!

  • 7/1/2009 at 10:46 am

    Tom has watched the Deathnote series too. He’s got a bit more TV time than me though and I haven’t seen it.


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