Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 2 25-26, Season 3 1-4

May 30th, 2011

One show I really fell behind on this spring was Batman: The Brave and the Bold, partly because I prioritized hour long shows first, and partly because Cartoon Network Video’s release schedule stopped making any sense. But now I’m all caught up again, and I’m here to share with you some sentence fragments that also don’t make much sense (even to me, when trying to decipher my own notes). I think there are spoilers in there, so be careful.

After this, there’s only one other TV show I might post about like this in the near future. But I might experiment with an entirely new TV rambling format over the summer, and if that works out, I’ll probably do that with everything in the fall. So, stay tuned, I guess.

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90210 Season 3, Episodes 18 to 22

May 24th, 2011

And now the highlight of my week is gone again. At least until the fall, because 90210 has thankfully been renewed. Luckily I have many other projects and things to help pass the time. And to help you pass the time until I finish those other projects, you can read my thoughts on the end of this season, but of course there are spoilers.

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Chuck Season 4, Episodes 21-24

May 20th, 2011

The news has just come out that Chuck is getting a fifth and final season. Which is great, because the finale to this season just begs for continuation. What an ending! Read on for my brief thoughts of the last few episodes, but note that there are tons of giant spoilers. But that’s not an issue, because I’m sure you’re going to marathon the show over the summer and then join me for the final season in the fall.

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Smallville Series Finale

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).

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Pokemon Black Log: Part 3

May 9th, 2011

This was written a little more than a month ago, but I put off making it all legible until now because I had wanted to start Pokemon White before the Victini event ended. And I use the word “legible” loosely, because I pretty much just added capital letters and punctuation to my rambly notes, and that was it.

But enough with the facetious self-deprecation. There was a lot to do in Pokemon Black even after the credit scroll. Such as an irresistible sidequest, catching legendaries, and a third of the region I hadn’t explored yet. Read on for my post-game adventures, full of many many spoilers. You have been warned.

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Chuck Season 4, Episodes 16-20

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.)

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

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.

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Pokemon Black Log: Part 2

March 22nd, 2011

And so I continued my trek through Pokemon Black until I got to the ending. Although, it seems like this second half of the game was much longer than the first, because this log is approximately 32% longer than Part 1. Whatever the case may be, there are a million plot spoilers here, among other things. So don’t read any further if that bothers you. Or even if it doesn’t. I think the “writing” got even worse since last time, mainly because I really want to hurry up and start White.

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Pokemon Black Log: Part 1

March 12th, 2011

It should come as no shock that I bought Pokemon Black. And Pokemon White too, but I got Black first and haven’t touched White yet. Anyway, my goal was to go into this game as fresh and blind as possible. No planning my team, no looking up catching details, no looking up the teams of gym leaders or rivals, etc. I don’t know much about the new Pokemon either, so a lot of their types and evolutions are complete mysteries to me. I also did my best to avoid spoilers about the overall plot and other minor details, but I did read up on a lot of the new features before the games were released in Japan.

I took a lot of notes as I played, and I ended up including many plot spoilers that I didn’t want to try editing around. So, be warned. There are many spoilers, and many words in general (in mostly disjointed sentences and paragraphs). I dread proofreading it all. Also, can you figure out the totally clever naming scheme I used?

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90210 Season 3, Episodes 12 to 17

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.

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