Halloween Season has officially begun, kicking off the holiday season with a disturbingly loud creek and unsettling thump in the middle of the night. I enjoy the season. For a small part of the year, I don’t have to explain my skull socks, spiderweb scarf, or the brain-shaped stress ball on my desk at work. As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to turn in earnest, everyone indulges in their inner macabre and for a short time, it turns into Halloween Town.
My hooks and needles are itching to get into more yarn as I settle in under blankets for the evenings and enjoy my favorite spooky shows and films old and new. I’m hoping to get enough time to watch Riverdale season 1 before Halloween as well as finish up Van Helsing Season 1, which Dr. Roommate started binging. I also need to view the anime Another somewhere in there. I tried starting this when I was first recovering from surgery, but I couldn’t focus, and Another is a show that you need to focus on if you’re going to enjoy all the frightful treasures in it.
I did finish Castlevania (Netflix original series). At four episodes, it was just about the right length for what I could handle at the time, though it did leave me wanting more.
Netflix, like Trevor Belmont, didn’t care. It made four episodes for the first season, and that was it. Thankfully, enough people did respond positively to it that Netflix renewed it renewed for a second season of eight episodes, which seems about the right number of episodes. That’s not until 2018, however, so I’ve got plenty of time to get lots of other things watched between now and then.