If it was simply pitched as a TV series about a dysfunctional family, ‘The Gregsons’, it could be enough for the Lifetime channel or CBS. If you mention the Gregson’s youngest teenager, ‘Marshall’ (Keir Gilchrist), is timidly beginning to explore his homosexuality and joins a Hell House theater troupe because he has a crush on the Reverend football-playing son… Continue
There’s no way I can write this review without first addressing the elephant in the room. Said elephant being the question on everyone's lips: “WHY ARE THEY RELEASING THE 20th SEASON OF THE SIMPSON WHEN THEY STILL HAVEN’T RELEASED SEASONS 13 THRU 19????!!!”
Before we go any further I’m gonna give you a chance to slowly ask that question out loud and take some time to think on it…
If you’ve ever heard me speaking (pontificating) on how the 80’s were the Dark Ages of broadcast television animation, well that’s not quite accurate. It was actually more like the early 80s were the ‘Medieval’ period, whereas the late 80’s and early 90’s were the real Dark Ages. With rare exceptions (Galaxy High School, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse), more and more of the landscape of Saturday morning programming consisted of bland animated… Continue
Of the block of Sunday night Fox cartoons Family Guy is rarely, if ever, the funniest of the night- hell, sometimes it’s not even as funny as The Cleveland Show.
But it’s the all the abject HATRED you guys have for it now, I mean. I just don’t get it. I mean, you are the same people that miraculously resurrected it from cancellation. TWICE!
When is okay to kill your marketing team?
When can you hunt down and assassinate the entire department?
When can you get the greenlight to build a time machine and dispatch killing machines from the future to stalk and murder each and every one of them?
If you’re McG or anyone who worked on the production of… Continue
In the infamous 1998 series finale of Seinfeld the four main characters are arrested for breaking the ‘Good Samaritan law and the reason this failed with the viewing audience is because it felt false. Partly because it broke… Continue
If there’s anything I’ve learned from watching movies and TV (which is where I get most of my education) it’s that teenage older sisters are the worst! They’re self-centered, aloof, care more about their cell phones and boyfriends than their family members and are kinda mean. Sometimes not even ‘kinda'.
Makes you feel
He's a cool exec
With a heart of steel. ♫
…except when he’s reimagined as a teenager who’s never held a job (let alone an executive position), kissed a girl or done any of the stuff that makes think of Tony Stark as cool in the first place.
Welcome to Iron Man: Armored…Continue
Halfway through watching “Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol.2” I realized that I didn’t watch those cartoons on Saturday mornings at all. I may have been born at the time but I didn’t actually tune in to see them until a few years later when they were in syndication, running weekdays after school on the local UHF station (in D.C. it was channel 20- anyone remember the host, ‘Captain Twenty’? Blond Vulcan in a… Continue
It was only a few weeks ago that I was reviewing the 1970’s collection of Peanuts TV Specials when the first thing pop up on the screen was an advertisement for this ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol. 2 ‘DVD collection. I felt a twinge of pity (and some schaedenfreud) for the poor bastard who’d have to sit through… Continue
What’s hard about writing for an audience of such divergent ages is that I don’t know what the Peanuts cartoons mean to you collectively. As child growing up in the 70s - long before there was any concept of YouTube, DVR, DVD or at home VHS- watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” were events! You waited all year for CBS to broadcast them (God forbid you should forget which night) and they were almost as enjoyable as the respective holiday… Continue
We haven't won anything YET. Turns out the PodCast Awards have this obscure rule that we can't give us our awards until our fans actually vote for us. Pssh! I tried to explain to them that that's a foregone conclusion and they should save all the other podcast hopefuls alot of embarrassment and disappointment since all you have to do is listen to… Continue
When the peaceful inhabitants of the beautiful planet Terra come under attack from the last surviving members of humanity adrift in an aging spaceship, the stage is set for an all-out war between the two races for control of the planet. But will an unlikely friendship between a rebellious young Terrian (voiced by Evan Rachel Wood) and an injured human pilot (… Continue