The Highlight Zone

One of my favorite shows for Tara is Peg Cat. There is a glut of “kid-oriented shows”, and this is very refreshing.

The “drawing quality” is similar to Pete the Cat (crayon-cartoon-ish), with grid paper in the background. I came for the “oh, a show that tries to make Math fun”, and stayed for the whacky characters.

It is not without … references for cough … discerning adults … cough, as I realized when watching ”The Highlight Zone1, where everything turns black and white, and Peg and the eponymous Cat must find things out of whack to return to “the normal world” (or do they? Lol).

Anyway, all round good fun, easily recommend.

  1. link to video here ↩︎

Interesting links: October 2019

"Copernicus", by Stanislaw Szukalski
“Copernicus”, by Stanislaw Szukalski

(I feel I’m making up for the lack of links for the last three months …)

Dark Crystal

I kept watching past the last episode, and “the making of …” was just as thrilling as the episodes themselves!

Puppets? Puppets! Glorious, CGI-enhanced puppets in so many shapes and sizes, requiring to be manipulated in so many different ways!

And the sets, and the detail in every physical object, and the music, and the effort involved in every hand-crafted piece, is just … overwhelming.

To think that I just began watching this by accident!

If you haven’t watched it already, please do — it’s a full-spectrum audio-visual spectacle, a treat for the senses, that will soon leave you entranced, if you let it.