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Dragons: Riders of Berk – “Twinsanity” Recap

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While out doing training exercises, Fishlegs saves Ruffnut and Tuffnut after a mishap by using some gestures to silently signal his dragon to take certain actions. Impressed by this, Hiccup decides to have all of the Riders of Berk implement these signals, but while attempting to do so, Ruffnut and Tuffnut have a falling out […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Authority” Recap

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Granny JoJo is convinced that Nicole is a bad mother, so she takes on her responsibilities in order to keep the family safe. However, her methods quickly backfire as the children grow to become more and more like Richard. This episode marked Granny JoJo’s first substantial role since “The Kiss” and while she didn’t do […]

Dragons: Riders of Berk – “What Flies Beneath” Recap

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Berk is besieged one night by a tunneling dragon, which is causing all sorts of problems as the farm animals are being dragged underground. During their investigations the following morning, Hiccup and his friends discover the dragon in question to be a Whispering Death – a very rare but extremely dangerous dragon. After a brief […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Flakers” Recap

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When Gumball insults Tina, Darwin abandons him before he gets pummeled. Now, both boys want an apology from the other, causing their friendship to deteriorate. Meanwhile, Richard reacts strangely to his dental anesthetic. This was a fun episode, as it was just about kids being kids. Perhaps the term “flaker” was tossed around a bit […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Bumpkin” Recap

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Concerned that television will turn him into a mindless consumer, Gumball seeks Idaho’s help in order to teach his family how to be happy without products. However, he soon finds the simple life to be less than he had hoped for. While I give this episode credit for expanding upon a character who had done […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Watch” Recap

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When Gumball receives an old watch from his father, he passes it along to Darwin because he doesn’t want it. However, when Darwin passes it along to an elderly neighbor, the boys try to get it back so that the heirloom stays in the family. The Amazing World Of Gumball has returned after a brief […]

Mixed Messages: Of Legos & Ponies

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In the twilight of 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic began to get the attention of older, male viewers. While many were skeptical of the show at the time, those viewers would go on to set the foundations for what the fandom – the bronies – would become. No matter what people thought about […]

Dragons: Riders of Berk – “When Lightning Strikes” Recap

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The residents of Berk find their homes to be constantly compromised due to the weight of dragons sitting on them, so the town comes together to build a series of metal perches on which the dragons can sit. All goes well with that plan until nightfall, when a storm blows in and lightning begins to […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “Christmas” Recap

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When Richard runs over a hobo, the family – sans Nicole – becomes convinced that he is actually Santa Claus and try to do whatever they can to get back in his good graces and save the holiday. This marks the second holiday special for The Amazing World Of Gumball, with “Halloween” being the other. […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Bet” Recap

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After losing a bet, Bobert agrees to do whatever Gumball wants for the next day. Gumball does not intend to let this opportunity to go to waste, but Darwin becomes concerned that he is taking advantage of Bobert’s different way of thinking. “The Bet” is a fine episode, but it suffers due to its similarities […]

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