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Smallville Series Finale

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I originally started watching this show back in 2003, and back then I actually enjoyed it, as far as I know. It’s too long ago to remember. But at some point it definitely turned into a chore. The main thing that kept me going was wanting to see the final transformation into Superman, as a reward of sorts for all the time I’d invested. (If that’s a spoiler, where have you been for the last 73 years?) There have been some positive moments mixed in, especially this final season, but it has generally been a negative experience for me that I really should have stopped years ago.

And now the adventures end after all these years. Was it worth all the waiting? You can read my thoughts on it below, which are in a slightly different format than usual. I gave live thoughts on the finale on IRC, and I’ve pasted most of my quotes here. After that, I wrote a final analysis in more complete form. This is full of spoilers, of course, but you can watch the entire thing on the CW’s site yourself (at least for now).


Chuck Season 4, Episodes 16-20

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I’ve been falling behind on Chuck because Monday nights have been extra loaded for me this spring. I’ve had to watch Dancing With The Stars for Chris Jericho, I’ve had to watch Tough Enough for Booker T, Stargate Universe moved to Mondays for its final episodes… All on top of my usual Monday shows (90210, Chuck, Raw, Daily Show/Colbert Report). And I end up watching Chuck last because it’s the easiest to avoid spoilers for. I’m sure this is all the fault of Jon Kyl, because he’s jealous that he isn’t Scott Bakula’s son (Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement).

So anyway, Chuck. It’s currently on the bubble (again), so this could be the final season. But it’s not over yet, so here are some words about recent episodes that I threw at a text editor like it was a dartboard. There are many spoilers, as usual. (Also, the Jon Kyl jokes are meant to be a double joke on how out-of-date I am on everything. I’ll probably get bored of it very soon, if I’m not already.)


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3, Episodes 18 to 22

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The Citadel trilogy and the season finale. I don’t know why it’s taken me three weeks to post this, because I watched all these episodes and made notes within a week of airing. I also don’t know why Jon Kyl killed Mace Windu (Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement). But at least I have months before the next season airs, so I’m not too crazy behind. As usual, this is disorganized jibber jabber, and there are probably spoilers.


90210 Season 3, Episodes 12 to 17

Monday, March 7th, 2011

More good episodes. More painfully long breaks between new episodes. More Claudia Black. More earring cliffhangers. More South Park references in my rambles. And more spoilers.


Chuck Season 4, Episodes 11-15

Monday, February 21st, 2011

American TV has come back from a winter break, and so have I, apparently. Chuck‘s fourth season has been a little weak compared to the previous ones, but I still enjoy the show, and hope it doesn’t get canceled for real this time. Here I will say some things about the most recent episodes in barely complete sentences. I assume there are spoilers, but I am writing this paragraph after the below stuff and haven’t proofread it yet, and I forget what I said. But just to be safe, you should also assume there are spoilers.


Dragon Ball Kai Sucks

Friday, December 17th, 2010

It’s no secret that I adore the Dragon Ball manga. It’s one of my most prized possessions. I love it so much that I summarized each chapter on my site years ago, as my way of sharing its contents with the world. Curtis Hoffmann’s summaries were what inspired me to buy the manga in the first place, so I was sort of hoping to do the same for others. And I still love it enough that I’m gradually trying to clean up those summaries, along with a few other things that give me an excuse to re-read the series.

Over the years, I’ve also complained many times about the additions and alterations in its anime adaptations. Back in the day, people would get outright offended when I told them something was “filler” during in-universe arguments. But I still enjoy watching the anime, or at least most of it. Even if it isn’t my ideal version of the story, it still has wonderful acting and music, along with lots of pretty colors. And the crappy anime-original material still had its charm, even if it’s just ironic enjoyment in some cases. (Like seeing a lengthy flashback of Piccolo’s life story as Gokuu and Freeza duke it out on an exploding planet. That’s just amazing.)


Smallville Season 10, Episodes 6 to 11

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

This show is a prime example of why I shouldn’t and usually don’t talk about every show I watch. I don’t like having to force myself to think about this show in complete sentences. But now we’re halfway through the final season, so it’s almost over. I’d be surprised if I post about it again before the final episode(s). Spoilers, by the way.

And this is the end of my sorry excuse for November sweeps coverage, so everything will go back to normal soon. Not that I know what “normal” actually is in this case.


90210 Season 3, Episodes 6 to 11

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

This might be my longest post thus far, which is both a testament to my love for this show, and a reminder that I should put more effort into more coherent, important writing. These six episodes happen to be up on The CW’s site at the moment, so you should go watch them, and then come back and read my thoughts, because I spoiled all the things.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3, Episodes 7 to 11

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Man, this show is so much better than the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And it seems to be getting better all the time. Read on to see me babble about it, if you don’t mind spoilers, and weren’t scared away by the pilot movie.


Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 2, Episodes 19 to 24

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Though I’m an Animated Series elitist who has no interest in ever seeing The Batman, I love this show so much. And we got a particularly awesome crop of episodes recently. I hope you’ve seen them yourself, because there are a ton of spoilers.


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