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Category Archives: Television

Only Leigh Gets the New Doctor Just Right

Official Friend-of-the-Site Only Leigh is back with a fun little cartoon addressing the craziness of a female Doctor head-on! As usually, it’s funny and just plain fun.

If it needs to be repeated, I’m a huge fan of the choice of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor. I think it’s great that the show is going with a female Doctor and I’m very much looking forward to her seasons.

Unfortunately, we’ve probably got an entire year of waiting before the new Doctor Who season starts. That Christmas special is not going to have enough Jodie, I bet.

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The World is Ready for an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe

The new DuckTales reboot cartoon is all the rage. Woo-hoo! I was a huge fan as a kid, and I watched the first episode of the new reboot and quite enjoyed it. The show is fun all on its own, but it’s also clearly made with the sensibilities of a modern cartoon show. There are Easter Eggs galore and a real effort has clearly been made to create a larger, deeper mythology. All the good cartoons these days have a deep mythology.

If you haven’t seen the opening pair of episodes yet, you can check them out right now! Trust me, it’s a good show.

Now that we’re all on the same level, I hope you caught all the great Easter Eggs the first few episodes dropped. I won’t spoil them until after the jump, but I think this new series has the makings to launch a larger Disney Expanded Universe, and I’m all in favor of that!

Join me after the jump to see what I mean!

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The First Episode of the New DuckTales is Online for Free!

If, like me, you cut the cable cord years ago and have to find alternate means to watch TV shows, you might be wondering how you can watch the new DuckTales cartoon. Fortunately, Disney XD has decided to apparently put the whole thing up on YouTube! I fully support this technological marvel.

I haven’t watched it yet since I only discovered this video this morning before work. But you best believe I have my afternoon plans now! Enjoy the show!

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My 6 Favorite Villains Turned Heroes

I talk a lot on here about one of my favorite tropes in fiction: the Heel-to-Face Turn. Or, to drop the wrestling parlance, when a bad guy becomes a good guy. I just dig it for some reason. I like the idea that these villains, albeit bad people who do bad things, are still reasonable people who are capable of more than just playing their villainous role. When the chips are down, or when doing the right thing is on the line, these baddies turn out to be alright folk.

Heel Face List 01

The granddaddy of them all!

For counter example, I don’t particularly like the Joker. I know he’s probably the most popular super-villain in all of comics, and people adore this guy, but I just don’t really like him. I don’t like his straight crazy villainy. There’s little complexity to the character. He’s just crazy and he does crazy things; clever crazy things, sure, but still just crazy things. Count me out.

Give me a morally complex figure who can recognize the error of their ways or recognize the need to do the right thing in a given situation. Join me after the jump for my favorite Heel-to-Face Turns in all of fiction!

 

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Oh Hey, There Are More Tick Episodes Coming!

If you’re like me, you gladly watched the new The Tick pilot on Amazon last Summer. It was hilarious and awesome and, thankfully, a whole TV show has been made! Here’s a trailer!

The show will be available on Aug. 25, so keep your eyes peeled! I can’t wait. I’ll be just about done with The Defenders by then, so the timing is perfect.

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