October 16th, 2012
Let the 60 straight days of rain begin.
There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I tend to watch things within an hour or two of airing instead of waiting half the day for such pleasantries as subtitles or things in resolutions larger than my laptop’s screen, I vastly prefer to watch things more or less with the broadcast schedule. Here’s the quick list of all the shows that premiered along with a short blurb designed to reduce a 24 minute episode to a quarter second bullet point. Extensive or indicative of the entire show? Hell no. The main goal is to finish it in less time than it took to find a header image.
Each one is linked to what could possibly be more comprehensive thoughts on it, or possibly not. In a rarity, everything’s done airing, some multiple times over. And a friendly reminder, most shows are going to be bad, make no mistake about that. Even bad shows can be worth watching… or more fun to write about than boringly average to decent shows. The biggest sin any show can have is to be boring, and this season is not lacking at all for uneventful shows about melodramatic teenagers/young adults standing in the wind and/or expounding at length.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover for at least another week gets herring, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two. Likewise, just because I’m looking forward to something just yet doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. I tend to watch at least part of the second or third episodes, although whether or not I fully cover them depends often on whether or not it engages me enough to keep me from wandering off mid-episode. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Even if they put 20% of the effort into the rest of the show as they did in abusing bad CG, it’d still be totally bland.
Not honestly that bad, but volume is not a substitute for wit and most of the characters aren’t particularly likeable.
Decently comedic first episode that massively fell off in the second in nearly every way.
*squeak* *squeak* *squeak* *squeak* *squeak* *squeak*
A little cheap, but well directed with some of the better humor of the season. Just needs to keep things actually moving.
This is cocoa. It is loco. Oh no.
Sexy dancing cars.
Buy our character singles CDs! Otherwise, utterly forgettable already.
Why are you so cheap? Just put a little goddamned effort in.
Excellently made, occasionally funny, but needs to be less cloying or to take the premise and run with it as a full comedy.
Also needs to take the premise and run with the laser rifles instead of terrible housework montages.
The characters and writing are simply too moronic to take this seriously, despite how SUPER SERIOUS it’s trying to be.
For an apocalypse with only a handful of people around, you’d think there’d be less jabbering.
I don’t know why I still watch this. Or why it keeps getting new seasons either. Or why everyone’s naked every episode…
Inconsistent and nonsensical, but at least it’s stylish. More than I can say for a lot of the other angsty super teenager shows.
Characters. Come. Before. Setting. Especially when your
setting endless infodump doesn’t make an iota of sense anyway.
Terrible protagonist plus absolutely nothing happened in the first episode whatsoever means yawn.
If it tried any harder in the first episode to be MYSTERIOUS, it’d hurt itself. And then it stopped trying altogether after that.
The Cut and Paste tool is not how you adapt from a comic format to animated.
As uncreative as ever, but now with excessive censoring over the only draw the show even had!
Occasionally okay, but little notable about it besides the bad premise and doesn’t overplay it enough to make it funny.
I can’t wait until the Harlem Globetrotters guest star on the Kwanzaa special.
Moving glacially slowly along with far too many pretty, sparkly boys standing in the glimmering sunshine…
Poorly made with absolutey abysmal direction and a few annoying characters already torpedoing the few decent parts.
Super ultra generic girly wallflower romance, only with far less wit, budget, and charisma than the other one.
I am giving this the benefit of the doubt, but AIC showed absolutely none of the orginal’s direction or creativity.
Extremely generic adventure show with only middling production despite being prime time… but in Arabia!
Often nails the slapstick, but has to focus better on the comedy and less on the… nothing… that fills most of the episodes.
At least I know Yuuya and/or the writers will always do something utterly moronic for me to laugh at.
I can’t say it’s looking like a particularly strong season. Almost none of the premiere episodes seemed to grasp the concept of a hook. You don’t need to start out with explosions and cataclysm, but good lord, kill a giant pig with a rain of swords or something. Not a twenty damn minute infodump or fat lot of absolutely nothing. You’d think for all these shows about young adults with magic/science powers, there’d be a little more action and a lot less talking. There’s more violence in most Super Friends episodes.
Anywho. Such is life. Feel free to wheedle, cajole, insult, whatever. I’m going out to get me a tasty, tasty sammich.