Welcome to Great Overlord Golan the Insatiable!

Hello everybody! Today we have quite the interesting pick. I need to stop taking recommendations from friends, its Golan the Insatiable!

GOLAN THE INSATIABLE

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CREATED BY: Josh Miller

STARRING: Josh Miller, Mary Mack, Rob RiggleAubrey PlazaMaria Bamford, Rachel Butera, Matt Silverstein, Nick Rutherford

NO. OF EPISODES: 12

GENRE: Adult Animation

YEAR: 2013-

COUNTRY: United States

960Golan the Insatiable is a demigod warlord who reigned the dimension of Gkruool with an iron fist before he was banished to Earth by rebel forces. Golan ends up at the home of the Beekler Family in the town of Oak Grove, Minnesota, befriending the family’s goth-like daughter Dylan, who becomes his follower as he learns about Earth’s customs while causing havoc in Oak Grove as he plots to return to his world.

In the season two reboot of the series, Golan is summoned (by Dylan) to Earth, rather than banished there. He stays with her after finding out that his acolyte Kruung has overthrown him for control of Gkruool during his absence. Besides learning about Earth’s customs and causing havoc in Oak Grove, Golan plans to build up his power so that he can return to Gkruool and take revenge on Kruung.

GolanTheInsatiable_YNL204_1280x720_464458819579I seriously have to stop taking suggestions for series to watch from a handful of very certain people. This time though, they actually found a series I liked for the most part. The voice actors, while initially hard to not find annoying, grew on me as well as their characters. I am excluding Dylan’s sister, as she is just that annoying character written to be annoying as all hell. Golan’s character design is overly ridiculous, making him a casual ogre who really just doesn’t give a shit. Yeah, I think that works.

There are a number of drawbacks to Golan the Insatiable that are readily apparent, but I am just going to breeze through a handful of them. You can pretty much skip the entire first season of Golan, since the second season serves as a reboot. Instead of rebooting the series with new stories though, they take the longer 20 minute format (instead of the original 10 minutes from season 1) and expand on each the episodes. It initially bothered me, since three of the six episodes are just retellings from season one, but it made each episode even more ridiculous and over the top.

PROS:

  • ADHD.
  • Voice acting cast (for the most part)
  • animation.
  • Golan’s personality and character design.

CONS:

  • Season 1.
  • Season 2 reboot of 1’s stories.
  • Only three out of six episodes are new.
  • Longer format doesn’t always work, feels forced.

SCORE: 7.0 / 10

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Charlie Countryman: Death Leads to Love!

Hello again everybody, and welcome to my first film review. So far on this site I’ve only done reviews of Wrestling, so I have decided to do my first film review, and for this review I have chosen to cover a movie done by my favorite actor Shia LaBeouf. So without further to do, let’s get started!

Charlie Countryman

Director:  Fredrik Bond

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint, Vincent D’onofrio, Melissa Leo

Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Action.

Year: 2013

Country: United States

Shia LaBeouf is Charlie Countryman! A boy who just lost his mother, and is struggling to cope with it, until his mother appears in a vision and gives him some advice upon request! She tells Charlie to go the Bucharest. Charlie encounters a fellow passenger on the plane which leads him to find Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood), who Charlie falls in love with. Charlie runs into some trouble when he learns of Gabi’s past, including her ex-husband Nigel who has no intention of letting Gabi go.

Now before I actually start this review, I have a big of a confession! I said in the beginning, Shia LaBeouf is my favorite actor, so I will try to be as unbiased! With that being said this movie is far from being praised by most critics, so allow me to be the first! Charlie Countryman is honestly a great movie with a great cast! Every single person in this movie fits there role to a charm. The connection between LaBeouf and Wood is there. Watching these two go from complete strangers to lovers was a joy to me! LaBeouf really stole the movie here if you ask me, as it seemed like he played two different characters. In the begging he was lost and never stood up for himself, but towards the end he did a complete 360 and now knew who he was and fought for his friends and love! Speaking of love Evan Rachel Wood played Gabi, the love interest of the movie, and at first I was not loving her as the love interest, but throughout the movie she grew on me, and I found myself falling in love with Countryman and Gabi!

Than you have these two Carl (Rupert Grint) and Luke (James Buckley). These two serve as the closest thing Charlie Countrymen has to friends! It was always a comedic scene when these two were on the screen. From Carl’s (Grint) huge erection or both Carl and Luke’s (Buckley) backs being pasted together. These two together I comedic gold!

and Mads Mikkelsen as Nigel was brilliant! He really knew how to make you hate him, as he played Gabi’s crazy ex perfectly!

All in all I believe this was a great movie! Call me bias, or say I have bad taste in movies, but I enjoyed this movie, and I would definitely sit down and watch it again!

Pros:

  • Shia LaBeouf’s and Evan Rachel Wood’s performance as an on screen couple.
  • A Great Cast!
  • Comedic gold with Rupert Grint and James Buckley
  • Mads Mikkelsen plays a great bad guy!

Cons:

  • Can be confusing at times.
  • A left out sex scene when Countryman (LaBeouf) gives Gabi (Wood) Oral Sex!

Score: 7.5\10- A Great movie with a fantastic cast, but nothing to blow you away. I know I praised it a lot in the review, but this was not a perfect movie. A great movie, but not perfect, it does have its flaws, but I would recommend everyone give Charlie Countryman a chance!

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