Category Archives: Cartoons
Sometimes a piece of entertainment comes along that makes you change everything you thought you had planned for your blog. I don’t review TV shows often (unless they’re superhero shows), but after watching the first season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, I knew I had to do more to preach the good word about this cartoon. Holy cow, you henchies, it’s good!
TV Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic
Based on the He-Man spin-off from the 1980s, She-Ra and the Princess of Power is about Adora, raised and trained by the evil Horde to help conquer the planet of Etheria. When she finds a magic sword that transforms her into a golden Amazon named She-Ra, she starts to learn just how evil and damaging the Horde really is. Adora switches sides and joins the Rebellion, making fast friends with some of the titular Princesses of Power along the way.
The new show was adapted and brought to the screen by Noelle Stevenson, one of the genius co-creators behind Lumberjanes. You can easily see Stevenson’s style in She-Ra, and I already loved her from Lumberjanes. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is everything I want from modern cartoons! You can find it on Netflix!
Join me after the jump for my review/thoughts on the first season of the show! Except FULL SPOILERS for the season.
Netflix’s next big cartoon hit is apparently going to be a Carmen Sandiego cartoon. And they’ve added a twist in that she’s a hero now. She’s still a thief, but she steals things that bad guy thieves are trying to steal before they can steal them.
I’m a huge fan of Netflix cartoons. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was one of my favorite overall shows last year — and come back Wednesday for a not-at-all timely List of Six about my thoughts on the show — so here’s hoping this new cartoon is just as good. I’m not a fan of the premise, at least not at this surface level. Why not make a cartoon about a bad guy? Encourage kids that stealing is cool!
We’ll see how it goes!
It’s that time of year again! My annual roundup of the pop culture I enjoyed, just like every other website and blog worth its salt. But unlike those fancy pants websites with their paid writers and access to advanced screenings, I’m just a schlub typing away at his computer, enjoying what sweet little things come my way!
2018 has been an OK year, I guess. I don’t have any major accomplishments to brag about. I’m still working on making my own comics, with more Gamer Girl & Vixen news to come in the new year. I haven’t lost any weight, but I remain confident that maybe I will someday. And I’m not dead yet! That always counts for something.
The following list is just my favorite, most memorable shows, movies, toys and whatnot I encountered in 2018. Some things, like movies, were released on 2018. Other things, like TV shows and comics, are often ongoing and extend beyond just 2018, but they were my favorites in 2018. It’s not that complicated. And, as always, I am wholly out of touch with new music, so that’s not a category.
Feel free to share your own favorite things from the past year in the comments!
Christmas is right around the corner. Hanukkah has already come and gone. The holidays are in full swing and, most importantly for today, winter weather is being a real bitch! So how about we talk about snowmen?
Every winter season, I like to do a holiday-themed List of Six that celebrates some portion of this joyful time of year. And I’ve really stretched that idea from time to time. I’ve done elves, reindeer, Jesus, Christmas lights, and the abominable snowman, to name a few. I don’t know what I’m going to do next year, but this year I’ve cobbled together a pretty fun list of the most evil and wicked snowmen in pop culture! I probably could have done good snowmen, but where’s the fun in that?
Tell it Animated is back with a video on the Predator! It’s a shame this couldn’t come out in time for The Predator movie back in September, but then they wouldn’t be able to include the new Predators in this video. Makes sense!
Another stellar job! My suggestions for who they should do next are similar to what everybody else is suggesting: Chuckie, Godzilla and perhaps Superman.