++ I've been delving into Black Butler recently. I became intrigued when I saw, interestingly enough, a beautiful piece of jewelry at a store that was merchandise from the show. Curiosity got the better of me and I researched on what it was, which then I went down the rabbit hole of reading up on the entirety of the series, and, well, here I am today. I've researched both the anime and manga enough to know that this is a series that fits right up my alley, just based on the premise and descriptions of the main characters alone, and the more I read up on it the more fascinated I became. I've only seen clips online, however I do plan on watching the first season in its entirety and see where it goes from there, and possibly get my hands on the manga itself. And yes, I am definitely on the Ciel/Sebastian shipping wagon. As a sidenote to that, I almost saw the voice actors who did the English dubs for Ciel and Sebastian at an anime convention recently, but I unfortunately couldn't make it to their panel in time.
++ In related news regarding anime, I've also been curious about Voltron: Legendary Defender that's been on Netflix. Mostly because of the character of Shiro, because apparently I have a thing for characters with undercuts and white shock hair and who are incredibly honorable and good leaders dealing with PTSD. That's pretty much the reason I want to watch, honestly.
++ Grantchester is another show I've recently discovered. I've seen it around before but it didn't really grab my attention aside from there being a hot priest who apparently helps solve crimes. But there's definitely more to it than just that, obviously. The main character is a vicar who suffers PTSD from WWII, has a complicated relationship with one of his childhood friends who he has feelings for, and is overall a good person who tries his best to help others. I'm making my way through the first season at the moment, and will probably have more to say once I've finished. I know the show currently has three seasons so far, so we'll see how this goes.
++ Fall season has started, and there are many shows that are premiering or returning. Aside from some returning shows (Bull, Legends of Tomorrow, Agents of Shield, Elementary, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, Berlin Station, Strangers Things, and probably a few others I'm forgetting), I have to say that the fall schedule for new shows has been incredibly underwhelming. Besides The Gifted, not much has captured my interest. And even with my returning shows, those are incredibly few in numbers at the moment. I'm finding that most of my shows now reside during the summer more these days, which isn't necessarily bad. Admittedly, it's kind of a relief knowing that I'll have more time now to finally catch up on the shows that I've fallen behind on.