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The second season of “Animaniacs” is funny but fails to improve its flaws

This week I had to ask myself a question. Is it possible for Animaniacs to get formulaic? And the answer is: possibly. I never would have thought it - but I feel like the showrunners really need to expand their horizons. That’s not to say the show isn’t funny, it’s still hilarious. This season definitely… Continue reading The second season of “Animaniacs” is funny but fails to improve its flaws

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“Animaniacs” 2020 – A reboot done right.

Finally: A reboot that does it right. And it makes perfect sense that Animaniacs - an already meta, self-referential, topical episodic comedy show would work in today’s age where every children’s cartoon reboot seems to be a meta, self-referential, topical episodic comedy show. Nothing has to change!  Okay, maybe a few things do - but… Continue reading “Animaniacs” 2020 – A reboot done right.

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Seriously, a live-action Powerpuff Girls? Another rant.

I was away from my laptop for FIVE MINUTES the other day and suddenly some CW exec has announced they’re planning a...gritty live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot. Supposedly, it will explore the girls as 20-somethings who are recognizing that their childhoods were stolen by crime-fighting, This not only shows these people are totally out of ideas,… Continue reading Seriously, a live-action Powerpuff Girls? Another rant.

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“Static Cling,” a revival special that understands

I never really watched Rocko’s Modern Lifeas a kid. I definitely saw an episode here and there, but I don’t remember much about it. I wasn’t a fan of the random humor that was a staple in the show and I think it confused it. As such I never really knew how much of a… Continue reading “Static Cling,” a revival special that understands