This week was filled with many Finales to mark their holiday break. Wether it was a Mid-Season or Season finale, each of them were spectacular. Here are some of them.
The first of the bunch to release it’s mid-season finale was the flash, and it was a Great start. In this episode called “the man in the yellow suit”, we can hint at that we see the killer of Barry’s mom, also known as Reverse Flash. This episode had all the great things about The Flash packed into one episode. Click here for Spoilers.
Now personally my favorite Mid-Season Finale of the week, is Arrow. As we get halfway into the third season, there is alot we have seen, but we haven’t seen everything. In this episode we finally see Ra’s Al Ghoul, the main villain in season 3, and he made a great impression. Certainly the most ruthless villain Arrow has ever faced. Certainly the best episode of the series imo… Just wait till the surprise at the end of the episode. Will surely make people want to come back. Click Here for Spoilers
Although certainly one of the darker shows along with Courage the cowardly dog around the time, it had a mastered the technique of mixing both Humor and Darkness in the same show. At first glance, you can see the Grim Reaper, but its not what you may think.
In this show we see 2 kids named Billy and Mandy. Billy the irresponsible, immature, boy with thought to have the lowest IQ ever, and Mindy the crazed devilish child who is very arrogant and controlling. She is even feared by her parents! When billy wins a limbo contest he is awarded with the Grim Reaper to forever be his slave. Although Grim has a vast amount of powers, he is forever under control of Billy and Mandy.
This brings them through different events each episode from an evil invisible duck to a talking human sized spider who thinks Billy is his father. Although there is no main villain, we see occurring problems throughout the series. Such as the Chaos apple, Fred Fred Burger, even the Boogeyman. Most problems are cause by Billy and Mandy’s miss use of Grim’s power or Grim’s past coming back to haunt him.
Even though these characters might seem scary and evil for a kid, its pretty humorous at times, making it a perfect mix of both genres. Some are darker than others, and some are the other way around. For example, Fred Fred Burger. This character is just plain humorous. What ever he does, puts a smile on any ones face.
With hundreds of humorous moments, there is still a sense of tension. You never know what’s gonna happen. But one thing I know is that it will be very very crazy. For example, when grim changes billy grade from an F to an A for a grade, he changes fate and reality is thrown off balance, so they must go back in time to stop himself from helping billy. Doesn’t sound crazy? How about this? Just a normal day when billy, mandy, and grim are abducted by cheese addicted aliens from the moon… Maybe the episode where Grim, Billy, and Many have to save christmas, as Santa has been bitten by a vampire. To save santa they need o find the head vampire, which turns out to be Ms. clause. I know, crazy right?
At the end of the day, this is a great show and recommend it to all. With its A+ humor, and great episodes. It’s a nice mix of craziness, darkness and just plain humor.
So with the fall season here, there is an abundance of new shows premiering across multiple channels. But only a few caught my attention.
For the CW, I have been watching the newly debuted Flash. It’s on at 8pm Eastern Tuesday. It started with a bang, with a great pilot which taught us his whole origin story while still creating a universe around other shows like Arrow.That brings me to my next show, Arrow season 3, is my next show i watch and it’s on every week at 8pm Eastern on Wednesday on the same Channel. This season starts with a big surprise, and has us wondering what will happen. They seem like great counterpart shows both feeling like its own.
On Fox I have been watching Gotham of course. With a few episodes already delivered I am invested in this show. It’s a thrilling crime drama mixed with the greatest villains of all time. With James Gordon, we can see a side of Gotham we’ve never seen. It plays at 8pm Eastern on Monday.
On FX I watch American Horror Story each week, at 10pm Eastern every Wednesday. With a new theme, The Freak Show, there’s multiple ways to keep us horrified. Such as a killer clown. In this town you wouldn’t want to live in. With a corrupted circus, and the most disturbing acts you’ll ever see.
Lastly, on Comedy Central, the 17th season of South Park. I don’t have to explain this. The humor is back, and better than ever. Also, one thing i’ve noticed… The shows are continuos!!! Well, I don’t know the exact word, but meaning the effects of one episode follow into the next. One simple thing can change the future of the next episode!
In this series we see a world where imaginary friends live side by side with humans. Just imagine that! the story is set in an orphanage for the outgrown or abandoned imaginary friends where they stay until adopted by another child. In the Foster’s universe, imaginary friends become real as soon as children think them up! It can be anything from a crazy bird to a spanish talking monster. Once the children outgrow them, the friends move to Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
When Mac is forced to abandon Bloo, his imaginary friend, Mac makes a deal with the workers at Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends that they dont let Bloo get adopted as long as Mac visited daily. The episodes in the series are mainly about the crazy adventures Bloo, Mac, and all the other Imaginary Friends go through each day.
For me most episodes ended up being like a cat and mouse chase. Maybe its just me, but i still loved it! The level of weirdness was always the funniest part. Such as the character named Cheese. One of the most insane characters I’ve seen in a cartoon show ( Beside Fred Fred Burger which you’ll see in a later post ). His lack of knowledge was hilarious, as he always ended up making awkward but funny situations. Here’s a picture of him…
This picture brings me to a new point. The art style! In this show we saw a very popular trend of art style in shows which is the art style much like samurai jack and the Flintstones. The art style makes it more interesting and appealing to look at (IMO) which most cartoons lack today. It blended right in with the show as it wasn’t in need of 100000 frames per second like action shows do. This show was more drama-based then an action but it had some of its intense action.
The show, I feel, was built around drama. From brothers to evil imaginary friends, each had their own drama to add to the amount already in the show. My favorite episode being one of the most tensed moments, filled with drama of-course, the episode where Bloo is about to be adopted by a crazed 9 year-old (i think 9). Mac and Bloo try to find a way to get the crazed girl away, and what you get is a beautifully developed episode, making you cringe at the end of your seat. This show was a lot of fun to watch, and had characters and jokes I still remember today. Totally recommend.
Today, Gotham episode 2 is coming out and I cant wait! The first episode was thrilling and kept me thinking about what would happen next. During the episode 2 promo we see a sneak peek of Selina Kyle (Young Catwoman) in cuffs as she is escorted to a police car.
This got me especially excited to see how she would get out of this, and how she got into it. But one thing i’m really interested in finding out is, what or who is she looking at? She must be looking at something or someone cause i know if i was in cuffs i wouldn’t be looking up in the sky. Also she really seems concerned…Cant wait!
In the promo we also see the penguin returning to Gotham! After Gordon told him to never come back, within less then an episode he is already on his way back. But i suppose he will not be the same. In the promo and ending scene of the first episode we see the penguin turn into a completely different person. A cold-blooded murderer. I wont spoil it all so make sure to tune in at 8pm ET on Fox!
* Ok I watched Gotham last night and oh boy it was a treat! Exceeding the pilot in all parts! Well, the highlight for me was Selina Kyle, maybe that’s why the episode is named “Selina Kyle”, but any ways i thought her performance was A+. She had a great role in the episode and the way she acted it out kept me interesting.
The flow of episode 2 was a lot like the pilot which i really like, cause most pilots are 10x different than the season. Also, at heart of the episode was a gritty crime drama, but what really surprised me was how they had multiple story lines going on at the same time, a little bit of villain, little bit of cop drama, then a small part of Bruce Wayne’s story while still all being woven into a great episode!
The show that needs no introduction, but i’ll still give you one, is one of the most prized possessions during the abundant amount of shows being released during the late 90’s to the mid 00’s. Globally acclaimed by critics and audiences, was praised for its humor, art style, and its amazing plot. The asian-inspired show was centered around a human civilization divided into four nations, the Water Tribe (Water Bending), the Fire Nation (Fire Bending), the Air Nomads (Air Nomads), and the Earth Kingdom (Earth Bending).
Each nation had there own set of warriors known as benders which have the ability to control the element of the nation using martial arts. At any point, there is only one person in the world able to bend all four elements at once, his name is the Avatar. The Avatars main purpose is to keep equality amongst the nations and maintain balance between the spirit and human world. Once the Avatar dies they are reincarnated into a new body and the cycle starts over again.
We start the series when the Avatar, who has been frozen asleep for 100 years is found. 12-year-old Aang (Avatar) is found right in the middle of the Fire Nation Invasions. When finally awoken, he must learn new skills and perfect his bending skills, while trying to stop the Fire Nation from destroying the other nations. He goes on journeys across the lands with his two new friends Katara and Sokka.
The show has amazing character development as Aang must deal with being tasked to save the world, while still being a kid. Aang must undo all the damage done while he was gone for 100 years. For a kid’s show, the antagonists were pretty deep and well thought out. Some of them were really sickening. A banished prince unsure of his destiny, fighting within himself and his confusion of his real personality. A crazed princess born with talents and incredible bending but is jealous of her sibling. And lastly, the terrible Firelords. So evil that one firelord dueled his own son! So evil that he banished his own wife! So evil that one ordered his son to kill his grandson! So evil that one left his best friend to die! So evil that one even lead a genocide!
The best thing about this show was its mix of action and humor! The action was a highlight in the series as it wasn’t blurred like other anime’s. Each scene was amazing and each one was detailed and immersive. The humor was one of the funniest on Nickelodeon at the time. Not only did the humor lighten the mood from the fierce invasion in the background but it also actually made you laugh. But what made the show so successful was the story. A thrilling story each episode kept you wanting more. The episodes were different each time, not boring you with the same old thing. If you want to know more about the story you must watch it. Trust me you’ll love it. Anyhow, this is a must watch. Then again, every show on my list is.
Yesterday one of my most anticipated show of this year came out. Gotham, a show taking place in the infamous city of Gotham where batman is known to live in and defend. But in this series, we take it back to the very day batman started. The day his parents died. On a quiet night in Gotham, after exiting a theater, Martha and Thomas Wayne were mugged and shot to death on crime alley, while their son Bruce watched.
Now you might be wondering how can there be a show without batman? Well, the answer is simple. There is no Batman. This show follows James Gordon a GCPD detective as he tries to free Gotham from its crime reputation, while solving the murders of the Wayne’s. As the show takes place well before our beloved Dark Knight, we get to take a look at our most favorite villains and their origin stories.
At the heart of the show it is a gritty crime drama, but with all the things we love about Gotham mixed into it. And the Pilot shines at showing this. With great crime lords, like Falcone and Fish Mooney, and a great lead like James Gordon had me interested through the whole 60 minutes. With a crime ruled city, James must deal with corruption and choosing to do the right thing. He will later find out you must do the wrong thing to do the right. The Pilot had a few flaws but was good enough to keep me wanting more, and Im sure it will only get better. Maybe this will soon become in my Nostalgic list…