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The Vortexx of Saturday Mornings

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Saturday morning cartoons (and certain live-action programs like Beakman’s World and Power Rangers), once a childhood staple, are getting closer and closer to irrelevance. Some blame this on cable and its offerings of programs once exclusive to Saturday mornings. Others blame stringent FCC regulations that make it difficult to make money out of Saturday morning […]

Transformers Animated - "Home Is Where the Spark Is" Episode 4 Recap

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Prowl is the odd bot out as he suffers through Bumblebee’s rambunctious personality. How do you solve a problem like Prowl? Specifically starting off as a selfish loner, Prowl admitted the vital necessity of teamwork and accepted his surrounding crew. Introverts need time to come out of their shell though, and the entirety of “Home […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball - "The Knights" Recap

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Gumball’s attempts to make things perfect for Penny when she visits his house for a homework assignment backfires, resulting in Mr. Fitzgerald refusing to let his daughter anywhere near him. Now, Gumball must impress him in order to get back in his good graces – an act which is complicated by Tobias, who also seeks […]

Sword Art Online - "The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Episode 3 Recap

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                                                                  Kirito decides to join up with a guild called “The Moonlit Black Cats” Four months have already passed and the floors of Sword Art Online are slowly being defeated. After helping out a guild called the “Moonlit Black Cats”, Kirito gets invited to their guild by their leader Ketia, and is requested to train […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball - "The Colossus" Recap

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Darwin and Gumball attempt to improve Hector’s life by freeing him from his mother’s restrictions, but soon discover that she had very good reasons for keeping his life as mundane as possible. Now, they must calm him down to prevent him from destroying the city. I had mixed feelings when I first learned about this […]

Transformers Animated - "Transform and Roll Out: Part 3" Episode 3 Recap

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Optimus must decide between giving up the Allspark or the lives of Detroit when Starscream challenges the Autobots. If the third part of “Transform and Roll Out” suffers from anything, it’s that it feels a bit detached from the first two. Part one works as an opener that sets the tone while Part two establishes […]

Transformers Animated - "Transform and Roll Out: Part 2" Episode 2 Recap

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Stranded on Planet Earth, Optimus’ crew must battle a beastly creature to save its inhabitants. With Megatron down for the count, the Autobot’s ship crashes into the bottom of Lake Erie. Nearby, a young Isaac Sumdac discovers the unconscious head of Megatron and uses it as the basis of his robotic industry. 50 years pass […]

Dragons: Riders of Berk - "Viking For Hire" Recap

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An era of peace is what all warriors strive for, but what is there for a warrior to do when the time for war passes? This is a dilemma that faces Gobber, Berk’s warrior-smith who had worked day and night for years in order to keep the war effort going, supplying countless weapons in hopes […]

Dragons: Riders of Berk - "How To Start A Dragon Academy" Recap

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All seemed to be going well in the town of Berk after Hiccup secured peace between the dragons and the vikings. However, while the dragons are no longer the menace that they used to be, they are still quite the nuisance, with many villagers distraught over the damage that routinely befalls their village. One viking […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball - "The Remote" Recap

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When the Wattersons each want to watch a TV show at 8:00 PM, a mad race begins to claim the TV remote as quickly as possible in order to secure viewing rights. However, Richard’s decision to hide the remote – which is then lost – soon complicates things. I was somewhat cautious going into the […]

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