Lemme tell you something off the strength. Ya boy don’t venture too far over to the Middle Earth section of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. I like to stay clear of that area unless something really piques my interest. After watching the teaser trailer for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, coming to Netflix this month, my interest has been captured.
I dunno what is going on but as soon as I heard they got Dragon Knights, I figured: Ok, so some monsters are causing problems in the neighborhoods. Nope. Turns out we got a demon out here running around like they got no sense. We’ll be following a young Dragon Knight trying to stop that demon. That’s all I know about the premise of the show. What else do I see in that trailer? This Dragon Knight is putting together a crew to throw the fuck down.
Listen, I’m seeing elves breaking folks’ bones with nothing but hands. You got some dude using his blood on some runestones piece to teleport to somewhere else. There is a dragon flying around, armies gathering all over the place, and a giant-horned monster. I have no idea what the fuck is going on but I can tell bodies are going to be dropped. And that’s all I need to know. I’m here to watch. Listen, I don’t get my Lord of The Rings fantasy-type adventure on too often. But when I see a good-looking epic quest on my hands, I ain’t one to ignore it. This shit ain’t looking like everybody goin’ come out alive. Now, that’s my kinda tale.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood appears to be based on an online game. I’m usually wary of video-game adaptations, but the animation in this looks great and the voice-acting sounds terrific. I imagine this isn’t a series that’s going to be over in just a few seasons either. The first season is called Book One. If you’re an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, you already know that titling means we are going to have many more books-as-entire-seasons to get through. I’m not afraid to be in this one for the long haul.
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