| Random thoughts, copied from my other journal
||[Sep. 20th, 2003|03:27 am]
I should have done this double-journal thing years ago. I just need a starter entry.|
The other day on Jackie Chan Adventures, Uncle got vampired and became a servant to the master vampire, so he was trying to get people. They stopped him with a spell tag that made him unable to move except he could still talk. So then, they had to take the sock of the master vampire as part of the means to destroy it, and when they did, Uncle (who was still a vampire) said "Master! Is that your funk?"
What a great episode that was.
In other news, I sorta love SD Gundam Force (Cartoon Network, 5pm E/P). It's so cute, even the villains are adorable. The best part about the tv show is that now we get the merchandise! Oh sure, I already have 5 or 6 SD Gundam models, but now they have action figures! How great is that? I can't wait for the DVDs.
So, this week, I was ill. So I watched a lot of tv. Toonami had this thing, IGPX. Immortal Grand Prix. People get in these lame-ass robots and duke it out. It's supposed to be this really dangerous sport in which death is a bit of a risk, and yet there's this little girl and her cat on the amateur team. Man, it was so stupid. They were calling it the Toonami event of the year. I certainly hope not.
It looks like the New Fridays on Cartoon Network is a ripoff of Nickelodeon's Slime Time, with hosts and a live audience and everything. Is that all they can think of to try and compete with Nickelodeon? Nick isn't the king of kid networks because of the live audience. What Cartoon Network needs is one show that appeals to wide audiences. Adults who don't watch any cartoon but the Simpsons watch Spongebob, but adults who don't watch cartoons are not likely to be as intrigued by Cow & Chicken as, say, someone like me, who watches cartoons all the time. Adult Swim is great, but it's still only got a niche audience. They almost had something with Powerpuff Girls, but the movie sorta killed that for adults. Dexter's Lab was a bit of a cult favorite until Christine Cavanaugh left the show. Other people left at the same time, and it's just gone downhill. It's because Genndy Tartakovsky wanted to work on Samurai Jack, which has turned out to be really mediocre. So now he has two really mediocre shows, when he used to have one really great show. Action cartoons are not the answer to the ratings game, and neither are live studio audiences. (In my opinion, the answer is me. But they don't know that. Shh!)
In other cartoon news, and there's always other cartoon news, this miniseries Clone Wars better live up to the Star Wars franchise name. Of course, if they include the Star Wars Holiday Special, that's not living up to much.
I could do a little analysis on Spongebob's popularity, but I think I've said enough tonight.