RL things I love



  • I wouldn't necessarily consider Power Rangers a GOOD thing these days. I've seen the last few iterations. They're really kinda reaching for premise anymore.



  • @Miss-Demeanor
    To be fair, they had shitty writing and were directly adapting Shinkenger into Samurai, and for Super Megaforce, a huge Japanese anniversary series to adapt into English, which also had a hard-to-adapt space pirate theme.

    I've heard lots of good things about Dino Charge though, particularly in the writing and acting department; they're doing their own thing with the source material again, which always worked well in earlier series. And it's back in the hands of older PR writers and staff. They're doing a more serious and less verbatim adaptation of a more silly sentai (the Kyouryuger transformation? They danced samba to transform), so I call it an improvement.



  • The last one I remember actually liking, oddly enough, was SPD. Despite the dog-man and cat-woman, the episodes themselves were well-written and the cast did it with only slight amounts of over-acting. Dino Thunder, Mystic Force, Jungle Fury, Operation Overdrive, Samurai.... ugh. Just ugh.



  • @Miss-Demeanor
    You should find and watch RPM. Another one adapted from a silly Sentai, if you can get past the mecha designs, the premise is 'Power Rangers meets Terminator'.



  • Nope. I'm good.



  • @The-Tree-of-Woe said:

    Amazing World of Gumball is visually jarring sometimes but it is incredibly well-written with great gags and pacing. It included maybe the best dozens put-down I've ever heard:

    I concur. Gumball is pretty amazing. Adventure Time is good, and I get a kick out of Regular Show.

    What they need to do is kick Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, B:TAS, and other WB cartoons into prime time slots. Also, grab the rights to Exo-Squad from Universal.


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    @Miss-Demeanor @Bobotron

    You guys should find and watch subbed sentai and Kamen Rider if you're not already. It's amazing.



  • @Yamazaki
    I have on and off. Last one I watched entirely was Gobusters, and KR W.



  • @Ganymede said:

    What they need to do is kick Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, B:TAS, and other WB cartoons into prime time slots. Also, grab the rights to Exo-Squad from Universal.

    I'm clueless about most of this, but I do think that Animaniacs is the closest I've seen to the late 40s - 50s Warner Brothers cartoons.

    Are any of these networks showing Duckman? That needs to be kept alive.


  • Pitcrew

    Nope, but for what it's worth, there's a Youtube channel with the entire run of Duckman on it.... for now.



  • Duckman was the property of USA Network, which as far as I know, seems to have disappeared entirely.


  • Pitcrew

    Goddamn I loved me some Animaniacs. >_>


  • Pitcrew

    Visually a lot of those shows are dated. As clever as Animaniacs is, it looks primitive. So do shows I love like Dexter's Lab and the Powerpuff Girls. I get the distinct impression Cartoon Network is cycling either down or up to some kind of shift, because there's even more filler on both it and Boomerang than I remember.

    However, even Adult Swim (which I remember as mostly feculent post-modernism, haha, it's funny because it's incoherent) has gotten a laugh out of me. Jack & Triumph is really stupid and an absolute riot if you can accept that. And I thought I was going to hate China, Il. until they spent an entire episode teasing a godzilla battle between Hulk Hogan and Steve Urkel on dinosaur testosterone -- and they delivered.

    USA is still out there but it mostly runs standard network content with the exception of WWE, which is leaning heavily towards its subscription network (they're even sending feelers into producing non-wrestling content, which is... weird).



  • I also love that Hulu has a lot of those shows.

    Also, the EE games. Icewind Dale EE is a bucket of fun. I am loving my new, shadier room.


  • Admin

    Objective physical improvement. When I was started riding a bicycle to work again at the beginning of spring some uphills were pretty hard. I could do them but I was feeling the burn and was out of breath for a few minutes afterwards. This morning I didn't realize I was doing it until I was past the hill since I was thinking of other things at the time; that challenge got turned into just another regular stretch of road.


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  • @Coin said:

    I love this RL occurrence.

    Alas, we can't have everything:

    sources tell me sepp blatter is not among the fifa officials who are being arrested


  • Pitcrew

    @Thenomain said:

    @Coin said:

    I love this RL occurrence.

    Alas, we can't have everything:

    sources tell me sepp blatter is not among the fifa officials who are being arrested

    That's all right. Chances are he's the one that sold all the other assholes out as a way to secure his own safety. His time will come. (Or not. Pessimism strikes me.)


  • Pitcrew

    @Coin Just remember, someday you will die. And so will he.


  • Pitcrew

    @Silver said:

    @Coin Just remember, someday you will die. And so will he.

    I can only hope he does so sooner. And messier.


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