What We Are Watching Today: Over the Garden Wall

Updated 07 December 2018
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What We Are Watching Today: Over the Garden Wall

  • They find a blue bird called Beatrice, whose family is doomed into belonging to the bird kingdom

“Over The Garden Wall,” an American TV miniseries created for the Cartoon Network, is animated so intricately that it is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.
Subtle details are woven into the plot, which unfolds incrementally over the course of the short series. The fact that the writers and animators managed to pack a complex storyline within 10 episodes, which are 11 minutes long at most, makes it all the more compelling.
Being a cartoon-style series, the show’s protagonists are made to look like your typical, funny-looking cartoon characters, but once you get into it, you’ll find that the series has a substance typical of fictional masterpieces thanks to its dark and twisted storylines.
Viewers are taken on a journey with half-brothers Greg and Wirt, who are lost inside a forest called “the unknown” and encounter many a magical and eery creature along the way. They find a blue bird called Beatrice, whose family is doomed into belonging to the bird kingdom. Together, they search for a woman who would be able to undo the curse and help the two boys home.
While the story is a far cry from reality, it is at once trivial, dark and so atypical that it will have you gripped to the very end.


Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

Updated 19 min 39 sec ago
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Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

  • The competition will be held in Thailand on Dec. 16
  • Miss ­Lebanon and Miss Egypt are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe

DUBAI: Miss Lebanon and Miss Egypt are set to represt the Middle East at Dec. 16’s Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Miss ­Lebanon, Maya Reaidy, and Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe, which will see 93 contestants smile, wave, sashay and generally delight the crowd next week.

The show is set to be hosted by US comedian Steve Harvey, who in 2016 made international headlines in a hilarious, cringe-worthy slip-up where he announced the wrong winner.

Harvey will be joined — perhaps saved — on stage by US model Ashley Graham.

Reaidy is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University, while Khaled is studying business information systems in Egypt.