Winter 2016 Review – The Dropped List

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Now that the season is finally coming to an end I figured I’d write something about the shows I ended up dropping, prior to the actual reviews. All in all the expectation that winter 2016 would turn out a dud largely ended up on the money, which is something of a shame considering there was quite a bit of initial promise. It certainly wasn’t a complete wasteland out there, with several series (and a few shorts) keeping my interest throughout, but the drop-off seemed particularly steep this time round. Maybe I’ve gotten better at screening out series that aren’t quite to my tastes or maybe more discerning in general. I guess thinking of what I would write about them has proved a powerful aid in acknowledging whether they’re worth the time invested. Continue reading

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