Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s have a talk. Today, we’re going to talk about the Carmilla Season 1 Christmas Episode.
What’s Carmilla? It was the second medium I reviewed after the creation of this blog. Most of you probably haven’t seen it because of that. (Ah, the dark ages). Carmilla is a web series about a girl named Laura who one days finds out that her roommate has been transferred for a dark, sultry vampire. Adventure, romance, and comedy ensues. If you’re interested in starting the show from the top, click this link to me review of the first season.
My Thoughts Before Watching
I’m only watching the Christmas Episode and not the second season simply because I do not wanna deal with all that. I will eventually around to watching the second season, but with 36 or so episodes, that would be a big endeavor. Of course, the whole season amounts to only 2-3 hours, but when you’re far away that seems like a mountain. When I do get around to it, I’ll give you guys a heads up on my twitter/facebook pages (found at the top right of this page), so that you guys can watch ahead of time too.
As for this particular special, I just want to see LaFontaine and Lola being themselves, ’cause they were by far the best characters in the show. I hope the special heavily spotlights them.
As for the main couple, I have the opposite comment. Just don’t give me too much of them, and I’m good.
Lastly… it’s Christmas in July. OKAY, LET’S GET STARTED!
This is the Carmilla Season 1 Christmas Episode.
Where to Watch:
The Review (Spoilers Ahead):
Well that was just fun and enjoyable all the way through. I loved all of it. Yay Carmilla Season 1 Christmas Episode!
No More Vlog!
First, I love that the show got rid of the whole Vlog setup. If you haven’t watched the first season, the web series set it up that Laura documented everything through her blog. This was a nice way to setup the show, but it also constricted it too much. All the fun and exciting moments happened off screen and then characters had to tell the audience about it afterwards.
I love that this episode was respectful to the vlog setup and started/ended with it, but had all that fun in the middle. It’s great cause I actually got to see all the craziness and running around happening. That instantly made this a better show in my opinion.
Sadly, LaFontaine and Lola didn’t get a lot to do in this episode, but they did a lot with what they had. Seeing them in the background was fun, because they were able to do so much with it. The broom weapons, the side eyes, the mocking Laura/Carmilla. All fun. Now I just hope in season 2 they get more lines. They’re so great!
As for Laura and Carmilla, I’m pleasantly surprised. The two worked this time around. I guess it’s cause they weren’t so over the top with their personalities this time. Carmilla was still dark but she wasn’t on the extreme goth side of things. Laura was still quirky, but she wasn’t an annoyingly energetic sprite. They were more subdued, and it worked. In fact, I enjoyed watching them and their bickering.
I loved it. I super supremely hope that season 2 follows the formatting of this Christmas special. Less vlogs, more in the moment filming. That made this story all the more better to me.
The Carmilla Season 1 Christmas Episode gets 5 stars out of 5.