“Nothing in the later episodes makes me want to retcon my original views. The series retained its early strengths and stuck to the landing.”
Category: Series Review
“The mid-season premiere of Agents of SHIELD is almost upon us, so here’s a quick recap of season two so far. If you haven’t been keeping up with the show, these are all the people, places, and things you’ll need to know to jump right back in.”
“But just as its protagonist is determined to avoid being defined as ‘Captain America’s girlfriend’, the show also moves on and does its own thing.”
“Alas, all of this development was rendered moot afterward. This is because, like Star Trek: Voyager, Andromeda basically jettisoned its premise by its second season and was content with simply being an action show, with an ineffectual captain to boot.”
Zorro de Mayo comes to a close (two months later) as Sofie Liv joins Renegado to review a cartoon show about a future (all the way in the year 2015!) descendant of Zorro who fights for justice while riding a motorcycle instead of a horse. And did we mention his high-tech gadgets, which include a Z-Pod and a Z-Phone? No, really.
Zorro de Mayo goes Japanese with the first and probably only anime based on Zorro. Also, the main character is blonde!
Lizzie, Jane, Charlotte, Pride and Prejudice as a morality tale, and why Ursa likes Lydia a lot better now. In the final episode of her Pride and Prejudice series, she looks at the Emmy Award-winning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!
Zorro de Mayo continues as Renegado takes a look at the different adaptations of the character in animated form. In part 1, he’s covering The New Adventures of Zorro (1981) and The New Adventures of Zorro (1997). Wait… What?
Full of Questions lists the 4 reasons why Most Evil, a Discovery show hosted by forensic psychologist Michael Stone, doesn’t use the greatest methods to determine that John Wayne Gacy was more evil than Jim Jones.
“Agents of SHIELD is undoubtedly a weak show—staying awake through all six episodes again to write this post was a bit of a challenge—but it doesn’t appear that great, memorable TV was ever really the goal here.”
“It’s like Star Trek, except the entire cast is Spock.”
Sofie takes a look at Attack on Titan, an anime she hadn’t seen before she made her top ten list, though, she probably should have. Mind… blown…
Sofie takes a look at two new DC shows currently airing on Cartoon Network.
To celebrate the birthday of El Santo on September 23, Renegado takes a look at the most recent iteration of the character, Santo vs. The Clones AKA Santo Contra Los Clones, an animated series of shorts produced in 2004 by the Mexican version of Cartoon Network!
It’s part 2 of Sofie’s cameo-filled two-part series about the original Pokémon series, this time featuring guest appearances by Il Neige and Sursum Ursa!
“The show had, shall we say, a less than stellar relationship with the world history it was attempting to depict. Though, that may have had less to do with the writers and more to do with having to somehow squeeze so much historical skullduggery into the backstory of Bath, a former Roman settlement in Somerset located just off the highway between the exits for Fuck and All.”
In this two-part series, Sofie takes a look at something that was a big part of her childhood. She’s not the only one, though. Her fellow reviewers Film Renegado, Solkir, and Mr. Mendo also have a thing or two to say about the original Pokémon series.
Renegado teams up with The Wire to try to make sense of Rob Schneider’s latest terrible attempt at a sitcom. ¡Rob! (yes, it’s written like that) is about an architect who marries into a tightly-knit Mexican-American family, and the worst part about it is they dragged Cheech Marin and Eugenio Derbez into this! That, and it’s insufferably racist. So yeah, just like any other sitcom.
Alright boys, it’s time to get a bit of dope and get fucked up tonight! Phil Buni celebrates the upcoming holiday of April 20 by reviewing stoner movies and shows, including the Canadian series Trailer Park Boys, which started off as a Cops-style mockumentary, but over its seven seasons became much more.
Phil Buni’s March Medical Madness concludes later than expected (he was busy with Easter–hah!) with this brief rant on the hospital comedy/drama Scrubs.