A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Alright Adaptation

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Thirteen years after the polarizing film rendition, the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events debuted to markedly mixed reactions. None of the elements comfortably rest as either good or bad. In a similar way, it improves upon and is inferior to both its source material (a…

Luke Cage: Not Quite Bulletproof

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Luke Cage is the best Marvel show, on Netflix or otherwise. It’s got enough of the classic elements to satisfy comics fans, quality writing and production to bring in and hold new viewers, and, most notably, the best soundtrack a superhero, well, anything, has had since the Tim…

On Representation in Media

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Television, movies, and all other forms of mass media hold a tremendous amount of inspiration for people, as well as a template for some to see themselves in. This template is typically only for a specific type of person. It’s not often that all people of all backgrounds…

One Hit Wonder

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Who’s ever heard of a bald hero in a yellow jumpsuit who can take anyone out with a single punch? An anime called “One-Punch Man,” naturally. Anime is a popular form of animated media created in Japan, characterized by being any form of animated media created in Japan.…

Off on a Hero’s Journey

Galavant is a show that takes the “scruffy but charming white male protagonist swans in and saves the day” trope and turns it entirely on its head. Oblivious and fairly incapable, Galavant travels to rescue Madalena with his squire, Sid (perhaps recognizable as Lee Jordan from the Harry Potter films), and Princess Isabella Lucia Maria Elizabetta of Valencia, who has come to seek his help in reclaiming her kingdom from—who else—King Richard.