What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3

What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3
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Updated 21 March 2020

What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3

What We Are Watching Today: Castlevania Season 3
  • The animated series is based on the video game franchise of the same title, a retelling of Dracula, overcome by revenge after humans murder his human wife under false charges

Binge-watching shows during self-quarantine has for many people become a way to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
It has definitely worked for me, having finally caught up with one of my favorite Netflix originals, “Castlevania.”
The animated series is based on the video game franchise of the same title, a retelling of Dracula, overcome by revenge after humans murder his human wife under false charges, dismissing her science as witchcraft.
Forged together by a prophecy, half-vampire Alucard (son of Dracula and Lisa), hunter Trevor Belmont, and scholar Sypha Belnades defeat the vampire.
What I really enjoyed about the third season was how it fleshed out its main cast and secondary characters. After the main trio defeated Dracula, I was not sure where the show would go, but Netflix impressed me with the way it handled the Forgemasters, Isaac and Hector, who were only introduced in season 2 as Dracula’s henchmen with seemingly painful backstories.
Isaac meets with a few humans who help him see that they are not all bad, while Hector’s psyche dissolves as he is taken captive by the vampire sisters who plan to rule the land after Dracula’s death.
I felt a little bitter about Sypha and Trevor abandoning Alucard to go on an adventure, but it seemed necessary as their journey concluded to harden Sypha’s character.
Meanwhile, Alucard, who is struck by grief over murdering his father, comes to understand him after meeting two traitorous humans.

 


Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
Updated 18 January 2021

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
  • Citizens and residents are eligible to receive the vaccine through Sehaty app
  • Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17

RIYADH: Almost 300,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Sunday.
“The vaccine is the key and the powerful weapon that will make us healthy,” ministry spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said.
He said citizens and residents who have a valid national identity number or residence number are eligible to receive the vaccine through the “Sehaty” app.
Al-Abd Al-Aly also said that no side effects of the vaccine have been detected so far.
“The indicators of recording confirmed cases, recoveries and critical cases in the Kingdom are moving toward positivity and decline,” he told reporters.
Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17 and was the first Arab country to use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Saudi Arabia confirmed 176 new cases on Sunday, raising the total to 364,929 cases, of which 1,919 are active cases still receiving medical care, and 319 critical cases.
The Kingdom also confirmed five deaths related to the virus in the previous 24 hours and 146 people had recovered.
Al-Abd Al-Aly added that centers and facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Health are continuing to provide health services, including conducting tests and examinations, across the Kingdom.