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.


Weinstein reaches deal to settle civil proceedings for $44 million: report

Updated 24 May 2019
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Weinstein reaches deal to settle civil proceedings for $44 million: report

  • The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul
  • The settlement does not exempt Weinstein from the criminal proceedings brought against him for sexual assault

NEW YORK: Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a provisional $44 million settlement with alleged victims and creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul, including those in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Weinstein’s spokesperson denied to comment.
The settlement does not exempt Weinstein from the criminal proceedings brought against him for sexual assault, for which he will go on trial in September.
Weinstein — a catalyst for the #MeToo anti-harassment movement — has been charged over the alleged assaults of two women and faces life in prison if he is convicted at the trial, which could last five weeks.
In addition to the alleged victims and creditors, the settlement covers the proceedings started by former New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who has been succeeded by Letitia James.
The proceedings aim specifically to guarantee the alleged victims will be compensated.
James’s spokesperson also declined to comment.
The settlement amount will be paid out by insurance agencies, the Journal reported, several of which count The Weinstein Company, the production company Weinstein co-founded, among their clients.
Since October 2017, Weinstein — one of the most powerful men in Hollywood before a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations precipitated his downfall — has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than 80 women.
Among his accusers are prominent actresses such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.