I am not an avid Netflix user.
I don’t tend to visit Netflix unless I’m in a very specific mood to watch stand up comedy or anime. I don’t really have an interest in much else. Actually, sometimes I’ll watch documentaries on there. So 3 things.
Today I was in a big anime mood™.
So I went to the anime genre section and was quickly reminded that Netfilx made an anime about the new Sanrio character Aggretsuko.
I keep up with all the Sanrio news and am probably the sole cause of like 15% of their sales, so I wanted to know the context of the litany of very interesting merchandise Sanrio has released for Aggretsuko.
Well, I watched the whole first season and the christmas special…
In one sitting.
When I say that it sounds unimpressive, but I am not a binge watcher. I have a terrible attention span and I don’t tend to be particularly compelled by plot (that’s why I tend to watch mostly stand-up and documentaries).
But oh my god this show is good.
I really didn’t expect it to be quite as enthralling as it was, but I couldn’t look away.
Somehow all the characters are super interesting (including the creepy as hell meerkat), the jokes all land, the animation is consistently upsettingly adorable, and I love everything about it.
My personal favorite character is Fenneko, Retsuko’s (the main character) coworker who is the cutest fennec fox ever.
I also really love Haida, the hyena.
Even the characters that are supposed to be unlikeable are at least interesting.
I haven’t been this interested in a series in, like, years. The last time I remember being this enthralled by a show is probably the first season of Kill La Kill, which I watched back in my freshman year of high school.
This sounds so positive it’s like I’m sponsored but I’m not, I’m just very happy.
Ok, gonna go look at the prices of aggretsuko merch to see how I can buy all of it.