Why I Love Arcane

February 27, 2022 maddoctorartist 0 Comments


Hello again everyone! Once again I've not really had time to post much, but I've been burning the midnight oil for book 2 of my Sorceror Saga. I'm one chapter away from the end, meaning there's one more book to go before I can release them! I'm hoping for a Q1 2023 release, and I'll be sure to announce a date when the third book is almost complete.

Today, I'd like to gush about a TV show. Now I admit I rarely watch shows like this, mostly because I don't find much appealing, but I recently got into a show called Arcane. This is an adult animated fantasy steampunk story, based on the League of Legends games and serves as origin stories for several of their champions.

Now I know very little about League, but you don't need to in order to enjoy this show. The first episode had me completely hooked, and by the end I was crying there wasn't more. Every aspect of the show has been meticulously crafted, from the animation, the setting, the worldbuilding, the story, and most crucially, its characters.

We follow the story of two sisters, Vi and Powder, who are caught in the endless bitter rivalry between the shining city of Piltover and the dregs of the undercity. Tensions rise with the development of magitek, and a single heist gone wrong leads the sisters down very different paths.

The show hits all the marks for me. The quality of the writing and character development is top notch, and I love the dialogue and banter. Every character is beautifully flawed, and the show embodies the theme of 'good intentions aren't enough'. It's so gut-wrenching to see things almost play out as they were meant to, only for a spanner in the works to ruin everything, and it makes for edge of your seat watching.

My favourite character is Caitlyn. She's the daughter of powerful Councillor, brought up in a life of priviledge, but who still feels the plight of the undercity folk. She's an Enforcer, one of Piltover's police force, much to the chagrin of her Councillor mother and colleagues. She becomes entangled in the story when investigating a smuggler's operation turned awry.

Caitlyn is appealing for me as I can relate to her on a lot of levels- growing up well off, having some naiveity about the real world but still wanting to do good, and I also shoot rifles from time to time. She didn't get a lot of screentime in season 1, so I'm excited to see her develop further in season 2.

All in all, if you have access to Netflix and love great writing and fantasy, I highly recommend the show.

Have any of you seen Arcane? What did you think of it? I'd love to know, so please tell me!

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