I rather enjoy the idea of two murderers playing a game of air hockey for the sake of their immortal souls. It’s kind of like Death Note, with unfathomable layers of scheming replaced by amnesiac bumbling, grim determination, and air hockey.
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The real Death Parade starts here, and also intense inebriation. To be fair, if I had an indeterminate shelf life, I’d also want to get loaded 24/7. I mean you can’t exactly die, so there’s no risk of Hendrixing yourself. Though arbiters seem to eat and drink, so maybe hangovers are unavoidable. Still, it’s definitely […]
Even Decim, who has the power of reincarnation and damnation resting squarely in his hands, and can absolutelywreck people with strings, has superiors who send the equivalent of secret shoppers to make sure he’s doing a good job. And, just like real secret shoppers, they’re antisocial husks of human beings who hate children.
Last week proved that Death Parade can handle a sweeter story remarkably well, even if it also builds to a less than satisfactory reason for it happening. This week proves that it can also handle familial/spousal abuse and its lasting impact with tact and grace, never compromising its somber tone. The lone spot of levity is the […]
Thank you, Death Parade, for making that subtitle possible. You’ll always be a 10/10 in my heart just for this reason. As of three episodes in, Death Parade has proven itself extremely capable of using the unexpected to great effect. With that said, sometimes “unexpected” isn’t a good enough criterion for something to make an […]
I can appreciate a show that opens a tale of suspicion, physical/emotional spousal torture, and uncertainty with a jaunty musical number.