Here’s my audio review of it on Soundcloud.
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Watched this as a kid on Comedy Central when I was about 10 or 11 years old. It wasn’t until I looked them up on YouTube I found out they have their own YouTube page with newer people and skits. I watched a few and some of them were a bit gross, like this one about a tampon commercial where the water they show you is red instead of blue. Thought this made me want to look up the original show so I checked it out through the library but they only had seasons 1 and 2 though there was a 3rd season as well.
Watching this show today it feels okay and surreal but if this show was made today it wouldn’t see the light of day in today’s world of SJWs and PC people. This was also where Amy Poehler was able to get her start before she was on Saturday Night Live. As well as some other side members too like Tina Fey. Upright Citizens Brigade is about this team of people underground trying to create chaos since the dawn of civilization. The more I think about it feels like a balance thing where they create chaos to cut the teeth on order since order can’t exist without chaos. There’s also these prank vids at the end of each episode and those prank videos can be risky if they were made today. I’m sure they weren’t mean pranks but you can never be too sure.
Found out they had a studio for this when they did improvisation and it shut down recently though. I still might want to buy the DVDs since this has surreal humor that some people tried to do in the 90s, like the Adventures of Pete and Pete but more adult overtones. Give these a watch and maybe the new stuff when you can and see if it makes you laugh since I was able to get a few laughs here and there myself from the show.
Hearing about this reboot of the CGI cartoon in the 1990’s, Reboot. I was excited and hoped it would pick up a bit later after the show ended. Since the original show ended on a cliffhanger that didn’t get a resolution. Instead, we get a Power Rangers rip off show where out the main villain is some dirty hacker called The Sorcerer and he’s pretty typical in this show.
Binged the first season on Netflix and it just seemed okay and the last episode I was a bit excited, but also a bit insulted. Hope this next season, if they make one, gets better and more fleshed out. Though some people on YouTube say it’s getting worse but I’ll give it a watch myself before I think that.
Watch mini-marathons of the show on Comedy Central and then on ABC and ABC. The jokes and could away gags weren’t really that funny and sometimes just pointless filler there almost like family guy. Also half of the time there’s this inner monologue probably to hide the fact there isn’t much dialogue at times.
Does much is I bad talk this show it as good writing as a workplace drama. The thing about these workplace dramas is that you need to balance both work and life outside of work. This is why people joke about Grey’s Anatomy because there’s just a lot of doctors talking about their personal life’s most of the time. Scrubs can be good on and off through the final season for like way too much after what we saw at the end of the previous season.
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Heard this show aired in America before Japan and it was on Adult Swim. Watching this I felt a Cowboy Bebop vibe, since the director did both that and Space Dandy, incorporating a lot of western influences in his works. The show is about this guy Space Dandy finding rare aliens in space in the far future.
I heard you’re not missing much either subbed or dubbed through the robot vacuum cleaner called QT is auto-tuned in the dub so I guess that’s a plus. Then the robot and Dandy meet this cat alien Dandy calls “Meow” and they all go on these amazing adventures. Even though this narration mentions a war between two empires but I didn’t take that to seriously, yet. Dandy also feels like a parade of either Captain Kirk from Star Trek or Zapp Brannigan from Futurama. Though there are some moments where Dandy has depth, also was surprised that in the dub the guy who voices Dandy, also voices Brook in One Piece, Ian Sinclair. He can also sing which is pretty good for people who CAN sing since if you can’t it can be a bit embarrassing.
I watched this on FunimationNow and the show was split into 2 seasons and season 2 is where Dandy is introduced to a lot of new things. The ending I will also say ends up putting everything full circle in a way, even for new viewers as well. Give this a watch if you can is all I have to say for those who like anime with a bit of a western influence is all since this is amazing.
First heard of this show from hearsay but it wasn’t until I found out it wasn’t until I found out Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds, did the model work for the show. Also was surprised that Martin Landau and Barabra Bain were in it as well. They were both in the Mission Impossible TV show and I guess this is what they did after it ended.
This show takes place in the retro-future of 1999, this show was also made in 1975 and you can tell from the opening credits. The first episode gets the series going and after that, all the journeys they go on are pretty cerebral. Theirs’s a lot of talk about nuclear radiation and immortality motifs in it so far. I’m still watching it on and off on tubi.tv since the DVDs and digital copies are hard to come by. They also made a 2nd season that’s more on the action side and a 3rd season, though it was canceled last minute.
This show became a cult hit in the later years and you can watch it on tubi.tv if you don’t mind commercials. There’s even a comic about the fate of the earth after the first episode. It’s a pretty good show so far and I’m just going to say this show isn’t Star Trek at times.
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I remember watching this on Cartoon Network’s Toonami action block I think when I was about 10 or 11. Watching it now I’m surprised at all the stuff that was cut from the show back then. Even saw Sage Bennett review this as a middle ground future, not too dark like in Alien, but not too bright like Star Trek. That’s what the future will probably be now and then, something in the middle.
The story is about Jean Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking as they go on this adventure after helping someone. Even meet some new crewmembers as well. The plot is kind of like that of Joss Weadon’s Firefly and that show was like the Wild West in Space. Firefly was also on FOX so long ago and sadly got canceled probably because of a bad air date or that the show needed extra help. Looking at FOX now it could have saved the channel from all the bad sitcoms and unethical reality tv they have now.
Anyway, this show is pretty good and it isn’t exactly like Cowboy Bebop, then again Cowboy Bebop kinda spoiled us a bit after it aired. It’s also amazing how adult it is now that is uncut and on Funimation Now.
First I was a bit hesitant and thought this show was just a bad cash in for the video games. After watching the 2nd season with my cable subscription and the 1st with Hulu and the show is pretty solid. Also, the animation is pretty good with the CGI as well. The jokes are funny and the voice cast is pretty good and the stories notch up with the formula a bit to change the variety every now and then.
Now I’m bingeing this show and it’s getting better now or at least from what I’ve heard. Sonic has a team of friends to help stop Dr. Eggman and his evil plans. Sonic’s friends, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks, help him out and they all have their own personalities. Sticks is kinda paranoid with all her conspiracies and it can get annoying fast. Knuckles is kinda dumb, Tails is the tech guy, and Amy is kinda a good two shoes. Eggman is more of Sonic’s frienemy in this show and isn’t as menacing as he was in the other shows.
Even at one point they talk about the multiverse a bit and introduce Shadow and a different version of Eggman that can shapeshift. Hope the DVDs come out here in America soon since they’re already available in Europe though. Also, this cartoon is an Anericain/French production like Miraculous Ladybug and I will get to that show soon as well.
This show is also on Cartoon Network but it’s aired pretty early so either try to wake up early or something like that. I hope the DVDs can make it here in America soon since it’s getting better and the first season is on Hulu if you want to watch more of this show.
First heard of Cyborg 009 when it was on Toonami as an anime back when I was 13 or 14. The show was okay and the animation had a nostalgic feel to it all. Sadly the TV show didn’t last long for some reason. Wasn’t until a few years recently I found out it was an old manga by some publisher called Ishimori, which did 009-1 as well.
Then just recently on Netflix, I saw this show from the same company and they also did a crossover series with Devilman and Cyborg 009. I’m a bit disappointed that it uses CGI instead of drawn animation but CGI can be good when it’s done right or if the story is any good.
The original story is that a weapon manufacturer named Black Ghost abduct 9 people from across the world and converts them into cyborgs, as a part of the ultimate soldier program. They get freed by a scientist who thought they all volunteered but didn’t. Each 00 Cyborg has a different power, one has physic powers, one can fly, one has built-in weapons, one breathes fire, one has enhanced radar, one has super strength, one can shape shift, one can swim deep underwater, and one has super speed. Also, I think Black Ghost was a take on cold war arms dealers since this manga was made in the 60’s.
In this show, the uniforms they wear are a bit different and look more like power armor and the ray guns look more modern. They still have their telepathy powers and haven’t aged for some reason throughout the years. They also explain to someone what they’ve done until after the cold war was over, by trying to help the united nations.
They also mention these people called the Guardians that help out the world after the 00 cyborgs failed a mission in Dubai. Then they also have to fight these people with superpowers called the Blessed as well.
This show just made me want to read the manga it was based on and also to watch the Cyborg 009 vs Devilman crossover series, which is also on Netflix as well. If you’re a Cyborg 009 fan give this a watch since it’s like a new story or a modern take on the manga.
First heard about it when playing the NES game so long ago as a kid. Never realized it was a tv show in the 1980’s until there was a Sci-Fi channel marathon block one day. In the pilot, some people who built this helicopter called Airwolf, and how it’s this high-tech chopper at least for the 1980’s.
There’s a lot of dust spots when watching the pilot and I was watching this on Netflix. Even though some or most of these old shows on Netflix have been restored but it was probably just cheap to film when they first made this show. My father also told me this show came out just when cable became a thing back then in the early 1980’s.
Mostly there’s a lot of talking in the show so far even though it’s about Airwolf. The main hero is played by Jan-Michael Vincent and he seems okay in this show. Also heard about the helicopters fate after the show ended. It was on Robot Chicken I found out the helicopter was made into a German medical chopper, then it crashed into a mountain in 1992. The sketch was called “F-ing Google it!” or just “Google it!” is what it was called on YouTube. Checked it myself to confirm it and it really did happen which is kinda sad. Here’s the link also to the sketch if you want to see it yourself.
The dialogue and some of the stories so far are pretty dated today. Sometimes it’s just Russians wreaking havoc but keep in mind this was during the cold war. This show also tries to build up Seeing Airwolf but when it does show up it just hovers around.
As much as I bad talk this show some people are big fans of this show and I just wasn’t too sure about this show since it got a 3 out of 5 on my tastes in Netflix. If you’re a fan of this show then watch away but I heard the last season was pretty back even for the show.