archive for the ‘TV’ Category

February 5th, 2009

Several cool things

It’s rare that this pessimistic old heart gives a flip about a movie trailer these days, but this 9 looks like Incredibles-level special. My thanks to SleepyMagus for sharing this in the forum:

used to be a 9 video here

I’m probably the last person on the world wide internet to discover this, but just in case you missed it too, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is one of the good ‘uns.

On of the many things I admire about Avatar the Last Airbender, aside from some the best animation and fight choreography I’ll ever see, is the completeness of the series. It’s rare to get a satisfying ending from a TV show, especially the animated ones. That being said, who couldn’t use a little more?

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July 16th, 2008

New Avatar Episodes

Every night this week at 8:00 PM on Nickelodeon and a 2 hour movie on Saturday. This slipped under my radar so I’m just making sure it doesn’t slip under yours.

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July 13th, 2008

Superman Doomsday

I watched the Cartoon Network version of Superman Doomsday this morning. It left me with a lot of questions. What were those lines on Superman’s face supposed to be? Has Lex Luthor developed an eating disorder? Who gives a shit about Lois Lane and her cleft chin?

It stunk, but I guess it was still better than Superman Returns. Doomsday has a slight edge over Kumar.

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July 8th, 2007


As’s foremost TV aficionado, I’ve been remiss on commenting on the latest TV happenings.

The Sopranos: Didn’t we all see this coming? Were we not expecting some kind of unsatisfying open-ended thinking man’s ending? Isn’t that what REALLY caused the tension we felt while watching the diner scene? Not so much “oooh, who’s gonna get it???” but more of a “shit there’s only like a minute left, nothing’s gonna happen.”

I would have liked a nice neat resolving violent ending as much as anybody, but I have to admit, that wouldn’t have really fit the styleof the series. I sort of understand what everyone is furious about, but not really. B

The Shield: A weak ending for such a fun season. Everything wrapped up a little TOO neatly. Heads needed to roll. C

Prison Break: “Hey this show’s getting pretty good ratings! Let’s reset and do it all over again!” C+ (plus for hot Bellick nudity)

Heroes: A fittingly weak ending to a weak series. Peter Patrelli has the ultimate super-power, yet all he appears to be capable of is turning into an invisible pussy. The only time Peter can’t seem to activate his awesome run-away ability is when he turns into a nuclear bomb. Oh, and a word of advice, Pete. If you happen to overhear super-villain Sylar think “The feds are after him, I’ll use that to my advantage” maybe you can help a brotha out when the feds just happen to capture Tim in the next 30 seconds. You dick. Finale C- Patrelli F—

Lost: The twist at the end was good, I’ll give ’em that. But criminy, everyone is acting like the Lost finale was a sweet-ass Dyno with chrome hex pegs. Charlie’s death was retarded. He could have ran out the door, put on swim gear, left door open blah blah blah. Whatev. B

The Office: Funny AND there’s some semblance of a plot that you actually care about. Kind of rare for a comedy these days (I’m looking at you ‘It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia’). Good stuff right up to the final line – “We’re through”. A

Scrubs: I’m kind of embarrassed that I used to tell people I like this show – and by “used to” I mean like 4 months ago. Sappy crappy. What happened in the finale? Did i even watch it? Do I even care? Wasn’t there a musical episode this season? Compared to most shows, the finale was a C. Compared to what Scrubs used to be: D

Eureka 7: Wow. What a standard vague, lame, eco-centric anime ending. D

I watch more TV then I thought.

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April 23rd, 2007

Another Good Heroes

Any show that kills off major characters gets a thumbs up in my book. My only gripe with this week’s episode has to do with the Syler/Peter confrontation. It was actually a little more entertaining than I expected, but it could have used more super-sparring. Also, the 15 minutes I spent thinking “Pull the fucking glass out of his head” were irritating.

Kudos for killing off Simone 3 episodes ago, too – not sure if I mentioned that before. It was probably my favorite moment of the series.

Next week looks fun.

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February 26th, 2007

Heroes is getting good.

Seriously, the past two weeks have been great.

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February 1st, 2007

Al Qaeda Teen Hunger Force (ha!)

Nice one, cup. I like how the article calls the dude THE Peter Berdvosky.

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November 28th, 2006

Heroes Episode 10 – Tolerable!

This isn’t saying much, but this was one of the best episodes in a while*. The Sylar origin was interesting and actually not what I expected. The Nickie stuff was tolerable and Mohinder only got like 30 seconds of screentime. But man, this show is just dumb sometimes:

Parkman continuously fails the detective test because he’s dyslexic? Ok. Wait, what? I guess in 11 years of police work he never had to write any reports … or take any statements … or read any handbooks … or take any tests in the police academy?? I’m not saying dyslexia wouldn’t be a problem for him, but how did he get this far? And even if it is plausible, isn’t there some kind of training that can help the situation? Famous dyslexic, Theo Huxtable, grew up to be a school teacher.

I guess he was fudging the reading parts too.

The Hiro piece was silly. Writing time travel stuff can get pretty tricky, I understand that. It’s a plot device that can have an awesome payoff but it comes fully-loaded with continuity pitfalls. A brotha’s got to plan ahead. 10 episodes in and Heroes already fucked up. The girl has the Japanese translation book, but she doesn’t remember Hiro? That’s some sloppy work. And how about those oragami swans? Hiro can freeze time for a few weeks now I guess?

Oh and of course they fall in love…shocker!

*Last week’s was decent, the other cheerleaders death was surprisingly gory and surprisingly surprising, but the showdown between Peter and Sylar was weeeeaaak.

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October 31st, 2006


I wasn’t even aware that there was some Hellboy animation in the works when I stumbled across Hellboy: Sword of Storms stored in my DVR (younger brother is always up on Cartoon Network happenings). IMHO it’s way better than the theatrical movie. As far as I could tell, it’s a totally new Hellboy story that deals with the typical Hellboy subject matter (occult and mystical type stuff – in this case, Japanese folklore). I’m not a big enough Hellboy head to determine whether these straight to DVD joints run with the comics, the movies or are a separate universe all together. If I had to bet, I’d say it’s closer to the comic.

Mike Mignola’s style was adapted pretty well for animation. It’s not exactly the same of course, but it’s close enough. The animation itself was solid. Fights were entertaining and in fact, surprisingly gory for a Toonami airing. There were also curse words (crap and damn). All good stuff. If you’re into the animation process, this is kind of cool.

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October 26th, 2006

Trinity Blood

I’m back, and better than EVER! Well not really better than ever, but just as good at least.

Is anyone watching Trinity Blood? I’ve commented on it before and after seeing a few more episodes, my opinion hasn’t changed: MEDIOCRE with a little dash of gay. I’ll take my anime violence well animated, not implied, thank you very much!

And now, some implied violence.

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