Nagging Notes! Late Spring Edition!

The study group goes 8-bit!

Hello, all. It’s been fine here near the Deep South Swamplands. Complaints about the notorious humidity haven’t peaked and I’ve these quick thought to share.

Community – S03E20 – “Digital Estate Planning”

It wasn’t the funniest or most satisying episode, but I enjoyed the nostalgia trip. Yes, the folks at Community threw lots and lots of classic video game tropes to simulate what those old games may have been like. Here some of my highlights: Continue reading “Nagging Notes! Late Spring Edition!”

Legend of Korra Book One Review

A review of the first six chapters of Book One: Air (i.e. first six episodes, S01E01 through S01E06).

Legend of Korra

I’m not familiar with the Last Airbender universe. From my memory, I know of a bald kid doing fancy martial arts moves and that failure of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. I’m interested in the Legend of Korra because I saw lots of positive reviews by others online. With the help of Nickolodeon’s website, I saw the first six episodes. Continue reading “Legend of Korra Book One Review”

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes S02E07 Review

Avengers Get-together
Who Do You Trust? Anyone giving me deja vu after watching the movie.

Nick Fury brings the Skrull invasion front and center this week. He and his rogue team alert Tony Stark that one of the Avengers is a Skrull. Their intel leads to Hawkeye being the suspect. Tony returns to the Avengers disillusioned that anyone he has worked with may be a Skrull. Conflict arises after Tony accuses Hawkeye. New Avenger Ms. Marvel tries to bring Clint in for a S.W.O.R.D. investigation. The archer refuses and the Avengers have a brief scuffle amongst themselves. Continue reading “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S02E07 Review”

My 1st Big Bang Theory Episode (S05E24)

Big Bang Theory Cast

I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the sitcom featuring TV’s favorite nerds. First, a haiku:

Big Bang Theory Rules
Thursday Night Comedies, But
Greendale Forever!

No more mentioning Community from here on out. These geeks are far accomplished on paper than that study group ever has. The question: did I like The Big Bang Theory? Continue reading “My 1st Big Bang Theory Episode (S05E24)”

Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes S02E06 Quick Review

Hulk & Iron Man's projection of Korvac

Korvac! Guardians of the Galaxy! Captain America Skrullifically unavailable! Why is Michael Korvac on Earth? Because he’s a dangerous fugitive. We don’t get to see much in Korvac’s motivations other than he’s a Big Space Villain. Ms. Van Dyne needs to get over Hank. Her next act of “compassion” will lead the Avengers to get sucked into a extra-dimensional vortex within 3 minutes from the start of the next episode.

HOWEVER, the Guardians do a have a raccoon and a living tree in their roster for our not-so-jolly green giant to fight. Anything to keep the kids happy, Hulk?

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Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume Two

HUZZAH! Six more GLORIOUS episodes of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers!! Volume two is rightfully dubbed “Captain America Reborn!”. In the eigth episode, ‘Some Assembly Required’, you see that the Avengers are lacking as a team. Something just isn’t right with it all. But they still manage to come together. And, with that said, episode nine (Living Legend) lays the groundwork for what will ultimately be a great team dynamic. Captain America returns!! in a somewhat “Ultimate”-style comeback (watch/read The Ultimates), Captain America tries to come to terms with the 21st Century and proves to be a great asset to the team. He also realizes that there are threats that are more familiar to him than most. With that in mind, Cap joins the team. :) Continue reading “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume Two”

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes S02E04-05 Quick Review

Heroes for Hire Luke Cage & Iron Fist

The Marvel Universe presented in EMH in season two keeps expanding. In the fourth episode of season two, “Welcome to the Kree Empire,” we see Ms. Marvel & Mar-Vell in action. In the fifth episode, “To Steal an Ant-Man,” we get Luke Cage & Iron Fist but not most of the Avengers save Pym and the Wasp. Continue reading “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S02E04-05 Quick Review”

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers; Season One, Volume One

Leading up to the Avengers movie, we are going to be reviewing some of the current developments of work that deal with our favorite Marvel Super-Team. Today is no different. The first seven episodes of this new cartoon series are amazing. Each episode leads up to the assembling of the Avengers. You get an introduction to every character and even a few surprises in the form of cameos.

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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 Quick Review

[Read reviews of episodes 4 & 5 AND read our reviews of the entire series! – Ed.]

Earth's Mightiest Heroes w/Human Torch
Are THEY waiting for the plots to get good? © Marvel and Disney

I’m more eager to watch EMH than Ultimate Spider-Man. What I don’t get is why after three episodes are there four separate plot threads: Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four being a Skrull, Iron Man resisting registering the Avengers to S.H.I.E.L.D., and Captain America being a Skrull with Thor bringing Asgardian shenanigans back to Earth. The Fantastic Four’s issues should’ve been settled as a two-part season opener. There must be a satisfying payoff to having a fraction of the heroic roster Skrulling about. Continue reading “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2 Quick Review”