Posts by Tom

Koala Man

In an alternate universe called Bushworld where Australia is the world’s superpower and Nicole Kidman its queen, Koala Man (voiced by Michael Cusack) is the alter-ego of Kevin Williams, a middle-aged IT worker who decides to go vigilante. With absolutely no superpowers and a middling costume, he battles evildoers in his town of Dapto.

Carl Nargle from Paint

In Paint, Carl Nargle (Owen Wilson) is a soft-spoken artist teaching viewers how to paint on public television. His calming voice, majestic perm, and oil landscapes bring to mind beloved TV host Bob Ross of PBS’s The Joy of Painting fame.

Gray from Brawl Stars

Gray from Brawl Stars

In Brawl Stars, Gray is a monochromatic mythic brawler. He’s a mischievous mime, whose attacks rely on a fake finger gun and dropping grand pianos on enemies’ heads. His Super, Dimension Doors, opens a portal that allows him to teleport across the map — quite handy for making a prison escape.

Portia from The White Lotus

Portia from The White Lotus

In season 2 of The White Lotus, Portia is socialite Tanya’s personal assistant, accompanying her on a ritzy vacation to Sicily. This Gen Z’s fashion, or lack thereof, has gotten plenty of notice, with actor Haley Lu Richardson explaining it reflects the character’s own lack of identity. Her colorful outfits feature plenty of knitwear, which makes sense since Haley crochets goods available on her Etsy store, HookedByHaleyLu, on the side.

Doug Whitmore from 50 First Dates

Doug Whitmore from 50 First Dates

In 50 First Dates, Doug Whitmore (Sean Astin) is Lucy Whitmore’s older brother and an ever-flexing, steroid-abusing bodybuilder. You’ll always find him decked out in muscle shirts, workout pants, weight-lifting belts, and fingerless gloves. Inspired by his fashion, professional NFL football player Jason Kelce arrived for a recent Eagles game in the same get-up.

Emma from The Promised Neverland

Emma from The Promised Neverland

In The Promised Neverland, Emma is a smart, cheerful, friendly 11 year old living at the Grace Field House orphanage. Life there is idyllic, with good food, comfortable beds, and plenty of games. When they find out that their purpose is to be raised as meat for demons, it’s Emma who leads the other orphans to escape for freedom.

Flip from Slumberland

Flip from Slumberland

In Slumberland, Flip (Jason Momoa) is an eccentric outlaw who helps the young girl Nema traverse dreamworlds and escape nightmares with the hope she can find see her late father again.

Nema from Slumberland

Nema from Slumberland

In Slumberland, Nema (Marlow Barkley) is the young daughter of Nemo. She has dreams of Slumberland and works with an outlaw named Flip to see her late father once more.

Blockbuster

Blockbuster

Blockbuster is a workplace comedy that follows the workers of the last remaining Blockbuster Videos store location, including Timmy Yoon (Randall Park), Eliza Walker (Melissa Fumero), Carlos Herrera (Tyler Alvarez), Hannah Hadman (Madeleine Arthur), and Connie Serrano (Olga Merediz). Fittingly, Blockbuster streams on Netflix.

Johnny Klebitz from Grand Theft Auto 4

Johnny Klebitz from Grand Theft Auto 4

In Grand Theft Auto IV, Johnny Klebitz (voiced by Scott Hill) is the acting president of The Lost MC, keeping the peace in Liberty City with rival gang The Angels of Death. However when the president Billy Grey returns from rehab, all hell breaks loose and a civil war erupts among The Lost.

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