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I finally managed to watch the first episode of the new Nick TMNT. Honestly, I’m going to say that I’m overall satisfied but not too head over heels in love with it. Yet. It has potential. These are my thoughts on some more specific things.



First off, the new theme song; I LOVE IT. The new opening theme is perfect in every way. I also really like the animation. Not the CGI so much, but the way that the CGI changes into cutesy anime eyes. I also really like when they pause some things into a comic style. I do like how the CGI flows though. It’s very nice for the action scenes.

The turtle looks; I like how they actually look a little different. The eyes, yes, (even if I don’t like the colors they picked too much, seriously green for Raph, what?) but the different shells, like Raph’s chipped one, is a nice touch. I also like Mikey having something of freckles on his face and Donnie’s missing tooth or gap or whatever is pretty cute too. I am upset that they don’t have tails. That is really upsetting. But Splinter (is he Splinter? They only called him Sensei and he was once human so is he going with his old human name or what?) is just way too creepy for me. He will have to grow on me.

Now, the turtles individually.

Leo. He has never been my favorite and I don’t see him being my favorite in this show either. I do like that he isn’t the strongest and that Raph was actually able to beat him. I also like that he is a fanboy of some parody of Star Trek. The voice can grow on me.

Raph. I like his pet turtle; that’s an adorable idea. The voice works pretty well. I like that he’s still kinda jerkish towards his brothers in his little quips at them but then obviously sweet since he adores his pet.

Don. His crush on April is cute but it better not actually become a relationship. I do like that he is actually sassy right back at Raph. He called him a meathead and he challenged Raph to talk about alloy metals against him. The voice works pretty well for him too. I can see Don becoming my new favorite if nothing interesting happens with Raph. I also really liked that Don wasn’t obviously just the nerd. He was able to catch April and he did a bunch of sweet flips and rolls to land safely with her.

Mikey. This is probably the biggest disappointment for me. First off, I love the voice. It is so perfect because it is Beast Boy and yeah, those two are one in the same. But honestly they made Mikey out to be way too stupid. I don’t like it. I understand him being the comic relief but he can understand a plan, he can think of something green other than Raph, and he can certainly know not to scream when hiding behind alien foes. Seriously they need to redeem Mikey’s intelligence because he is not that dumb.

Splinter. If they can pull off the 'used to be human and having a human past' thing well then that'll be interesting. He does seem wise but randomly picking Leo as leader is a little off. So is his sudden idea that the turtles need to be a part of this quest to save April but I guess it's needed to move the show on.

I can’t say much on April because she was only the damsel in distress really. I do like that she tried to attack the Krangs (not sure I like that name) and that she isn’t going to wait around for someone to rescue her dad and wants to hunt them down herself. Snake could be an interesting character.

One thing though, I love how overall these turtles are actually acting like teenagers. They make faces, they tease a lot, they pick on each other, and they are overall teenage boys.

So this show has potential. It could be really good. The first episode wasn’t too bad. They explained the turtles well enough about how they came to be. I will actually be able to watch the second episode on time but sadly not any of the other episodes because of rowing practice. If anyone knows a good site to watch them, I’d appreciate it.


Date: 2012-10-05 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robina1984.livejournal.com
I hate the Kraangs. So annoying!! But I like your observations. And yeah, I'm hoping as the show gets better it'll find it's feet and improve. We'll see.

I'm holding out hope that Mike's shown to have some smarts in coming eps. There was potential there, so we'll see. Splinter leaves me underwhelmed. I don't think being human at one point would stop him from being "Splinter" (didn't in the 80s), but I don't like the flip-flop on if they could go topside or his way of choosing leader. Or the fact he somehow neglected to train them as a team. :/

I wasn't expecting 2k3 here, and it isn't. But it's okay with chance to be good. And it's TMNT, so I'll keep watching.

I think nick.com has been showing the eps, and you can buy the season via iTunes. Not sure about other places.

Date: 2012-10-06 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aloneindarknes7.livejournal.com
Yeah episode 2 has made me hate the Kraangs really quickly. They're just annoying. I'm also not a big fan of this show being a "villian of the week" kind of thing if we're just going to get a new mutated human every week. I do like that Mikey is apparently naming their villains though, it shows that they're still keeping him as the creative one.

I guess it is unfair to keep comparing it to 2k3 since that's such a high expectation and I'm biased because that series gave me the Dark Clones.

Thanks, I'll check out iTunes if I get desperate then,

Date: 2012-10-07 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robina1984.livejournal.com
Well, next week we get the turtle befriending a Chuck Norris look-a-like that *gasp* works for the Shredder! So maybe no random mutant who amazingly knows how to use this strange body (including how to fight with it, Spiderbites. Lazy man suddenly becomes acrobat....)

Date: 2012-10-07 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aloneindarknes7.livejournal.com
Yay for possible no random mutant? And yeah, that bothered me so much that the lazy man was suddenly able to control his new body so well to flip around, use his additional 4 arm like things from his head, and knew he could spit acid. That's ridiculous. Yeah, we'll see about next weeks episode I guess.

Oh, good news is I figured out that the show is played on Sundays too so I can watch then since I don't have practice Sunday mornings!

Date: 2012-10-07 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robina1984.livejournal.com
Yay for Sunday viewing! :D

Date: 2012-10-07 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robina1984.livejournal.com
Also, I had to go through and reread some of your dark clone fics after your comment about them. I pitiful. Lol.

Date: 2012-10-07 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aloneindarknes7.livejournal.com
Which ones did you reread? Namely, any that are WIPs that I should continue to write or any in a storyline which I can write more for? I am suddenly inspired to start writing for my turtle boys again because I'm in a nostalgic mood. Plus the new show is making me miss my old boys.

Date: 2012-10-07 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robina1984.livejournal.com
The Leon/Raph fics, obviously. Which you should totally write more of. *nodnod* A sequel to "Not A Date" sounds perfect, though we could use more of the unnamed Leo clone/Raph series.

Nurse Mike and Hun, another cute couple you could write more of.

Hotter Springs, Birthday Swing and the fic where Mike wants a cum bath. One shots, but still good.

And more cutesy Rafieo/Mike, like the Fic where Raph and Rafieo bring Case to the lair and Rafieo takes Mike for some cuddling.

And then I started re-reading Avengers and POM, cause phone won't let me use tags (LJ app. Bleh. And LJ has decided that any improvements to app must be sent to some third party. That has no contact info on the app. -_-) Pretty much, work on some non-non-con is my suggestion. ;)

And lots of Leon/Raph.

LOTS.

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