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Oh Hai, Family Guy Team!
I’ve been tough on you and Seth MacFarlane before. Hey, that’s criticism, right? And it’s not that I never enjoyed Family Guy – I thought the first three seasons had some borderline classic episodes, particularly “Mr. Saturday Knight” and “Kiss Saves Santa.” Of course, they weren’t all gold – there was episodes like “Screwed the Pooch,” which lifted most of its first act and other parts of the episode directly from The Simpsons episode “Two Dozen & One Greyhounds.” The show was cancelled, came back, was cancelled again, and then, after strong DVD sales, it was time for another go round. Starting with Season 4, I felt the show had lost its way, but now… I’d say that this is the end. And maybe, just maybe, Seth MacFarlane agrees – or is finally forcing it.
I briefly mentioned the comedy Peep Show during my 8 Great Shows Streaming on Netflix post during May of 2012, and I talked about Robert Webb and David Mitchell when I reviewed their movie Magicians, but today, I want to bring the sketch comedy show That Mitchell and Webb Look to your attention, because it is awesome.
The new quick film "Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short" shows every incarnation of Superman I can think of except one: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
- The original, from Action Comics #1
- The first animated series
- The first live action series
- The more sci-fi era of Superman
- The more campy era of Superman
- The 70s/80s
- The Atari game
- Superman: The Movie
- Superman Animated Series form the late 90s
- Superman comics from the 90s, the death of Superman, the Reign of the Supermen, the return of Superman…
- New 52 Superman
- and Man of Steel Superman
But they couldn’t squeeze ol’ Dean Cain in there for some reason, despite the fact that it ran for 4 seasons and 87 episodes. It’s not like I’m crying foul over the omission of Superman Returns or something – Lois & Clark was a legitimate show on a major network for four years!
Have to wonder who Dean Cain pissed off… or maybe it was just an oversight.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love me some TNG. I’ve written about my favorite episodes from specific seasons, the episodes I found the most memorable, but today is something different. Today, I’ll be talking about the episode that just… bwah! I shudder at the prospect. Today, let’s look at the most disturbing episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation: “Violations” from season 5. Read the rest of this entry
This show has a lot of characters. Agent Coulson from the various Marvel comics movies seems to be the star of the show, although we also briefly saw Maria Hill, who had only appeared in The Avengers film up to this point. The team consists of classic archetypes: we’ve got the two nerds, this seasoned combat veteran of legend, the guy just coming into his prime, and the hot new rookie. It was a mouthful for a first episode, but some of these characters might turn out to be interesting.
I tried to watch the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. I really tried. But, it got the better of me. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve written several posts about one of my favorite shows of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generation, but I still have more to say. Today, I’ll examine the 5 most memorable episodes of the series. When I say “memorable,” I’m referring to episodes that stick out in my mind for any particular reason – not because they’re good or bad, but just because they got my attention. Here we are, in no particular order… no wait, I’ll do them in order of appearance. Let’s do this! Read the rest of this entry