In Feb, I started the biggest media watch of my life so far - Land Monsters!

Check out the first πŸŽ‰ 243 πŸŽ‰ items in my epic watch here! πŸ‘‡

I'm a little sad my reviews will now be split over 2 accounts but this post'll begin a new thread for a new acc! πŸ‘

#KittenWatches
One day I'd like to transfer the old reviews to Letterboxd, but memory is fickle so maybe as I go, I'll just have to rewatch the best & do so! πŸ‘ It's a chore, but someone has to do it! πŸ˜‰

I 🧑 that this watch added a whole new dimension to my special interest in survival media!
244. #KittenWatches Marchlands

This is a creeping British ghost story with slow build tension & an amazing cast! It's set across different time periods, following 3 families living in the same house, that doesn't rely on jump scares/cheap tricks.

3.5/5

#TvReview #GhostStories Promo image for Marchlands ...
Marchlands doesn't veer too heavily towards fear over tension, so don't expect to be *truly* terrified! There are certainly moments that really get the blood pumping, though!!

It is a mystery as much as it is a ghost story, with some nice emotional depth & unpredictability! A ghost girl stands looking...
Sydney Wade as young Amy is particularly excellent, but Jodie Whittaker, Alex Kingston & Shelley Conn all in a show together was always going to be great! They didn't let me down!

I loved this show when it came out and a re-watch was just as good, honestly! Amy, a young white girl, cu...
There's some decent deaf rep here - Sophie Leigh Stone, a deaf actress, plays a Deaf woman as a fully formed character, having a romantic relationship. That shouldn't be a big thing but frustratingly, it's rare to see! Her character is an important part of the unravelling mystery Olive, a young white woman,...
There is also rep of a young lad developing epilepsy, unknown to his family. It didn't feel overblown nor offensively portrayed. It highlighted the importance of hearing your kids when they mention not feeling well.

(Take it from someone who was screaming "Help me!" as a teen!) A white family stands toget...
I wanted to do physical violence to a priest, a policeman & a mother-in-law in this show. Seriously.

Fucking wow! 😑

🚨 Content Warning 🚨

For those who have grieved their children in the church, there's some strong triggers in the predictable cruelty shown to the parents. πŸ’”
2. #KittenWatches The War of the Worlds 2019 mini series.

The thing that kept me watching this show was the hot as hell, corseted female lead (played by Eleanor Tomlinson). I just wish I felt that her performance had been justified by a rather better script! The war of the worlds promo...Eleanor Tomlinson as the cu...
I found myself often frustrated... But couldn't quite explain why! It just didn't vibe for me. I wanted more. Esp from Amy's character!

The other leads were OK but not amazing, & they didn't really make me care for anyone but Amy. Robert Carlyle always adds something thou! Robert Carlyle as Ogilvy an...
I did love the switch to a female lead, and it amuses me to see reviewers in a tizzy because their precious male character was relegated to the background of the story! I suspect it's lower rating is mostly due to that type of reviewer, since the story is just about worth a 3/5⭐ A white woman and man both ...
246. Crazyhead (2016)

This show made me absolutely GUTTED it only got 1 season! Holy shit, it had me laughing out loud & feeling all the feels! It's such a weird, quirky, #ComedyHorror - like Being Human (UK!) had a love child with Buffy!

#TvReview #SpookySeason
#HorrorπŸ§΅πŸ‘‡ Promo image for the show Cr...
As the above description sounds, this is a quirky British supernatural #ComedyHorror. Best friends Amy & Raquel, who can see demons possessing humans, and take it upon themselves to fight this menace.

Their evolving friendship as they learn the trade is beautiful to watch, too!
Crazyhead is absolutely, unabashedly, all about the two women and their navigation of the two harsh worlds they're faced with. And they do NOT take any shit.
I absolutely ADORE it! It's got so much heart & is so fun! The two badass female leads are excellent actresses!

I love hearing our own humour & colloquialisms onscreen too! We're so oversaturated w/ US media! It's absolutely refreshing and really adds to the fun!
As a note on the show's name… this show is about 2 women who see demons, so the world deems them mentally ill, and treats them as such. You don't have to actually be disabled for people to be ableist to you, which this show does a rather good job of showing, tbh!
Crazyhead became an instant comfort watch for me that I'll return to often! It really is an easy 4.5/5 ⭐ for me - and whoever cancelled this is on my fucking shit list forever!

Oh & if the bloody Americans ever try to remake it, I'll have yer guts for fucking garters! #TvReview twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
247. #KittenWatches #HowlsMovingCastle

This delightful, beautifully animated movie from #StudioGhibli wound its way into my heart with the balm it offers to the American content we're drowned in.

As if that wasn't enough, "That's my girl" just melted me.😍
#FamilyMovieNight
🧡
I love that Howl loves Sophie no matter what body she's in! πŸ₯° And I adore that the Scarecrow Prince loves her too, but it's unrequited & that's OK!

It's a deeply refreshing take over the toxic norm! There's no "friend zones" here - just friendship, love & respect. #StudioGhibli
And I so much want a magic lover who will create entirely beautiful worlds for me just to make me happy and safe.

I mean, really.

The animation in Howl's Moving Castle is also gorgeous, and so unique and quirky. I absolutely love it!

#FamilyMovieNight #SpookySeason #MovieNight
On another friendship note, can I please make friends with a fire demon cos they seem legit sassy awesome!

I adore Sophie's unlikely & sweet friendship with the lonely wee Calcifer!

Hell, just let me live in the universe of #HowlsMovingCastle pls?! It's clearly superior! 🧡
Howls Moving Castle is definitely a #disability rep movie... just with a twist. A young woman is cursed by a bitter, nasty witch to become "old". She is essentially instantly disabled, to which she later comments:

"Old is worse than I thought." 🧡

#StudioGhibli #FilmTwitter
Being a 46yr old person living in what feels perhaps like the body of an 80yr old, yeah, I feel Sophie.

(My having been cursed would explain a hell of a lot, actually...! Who the fuck did I piss off to THIS extent??? πŸ€”)

#Disability #HowlsMovingCastle Still of Old Sophie looking...
🚨 Content Warnings 🚨

It's a movie targeted at 8-12's up so all the content is on the mild side and carefully done but...

- Spiders

- A witch is burned in a fire but does not die

- Both Sophie & Howl seem to have some body dysmorphia

- There's a war backdrop to the story
My β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ review of Howl's Moving Castle on Letterboxd for #KittenWatches Land Monster media watch.🧡 πŸ‘†πŸ‘‡

TLDR?
Adorable anime for 8-12's & up w/ themes of wholesome love, friendship & #disability/aging.

#StudioGhibli #FamilyMovieNight #MovieReview
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