Today's Sat. AM Reviews
Well, this'll be my last review for quite some time; next weekend, I'll be on a westbound Amtrak train, moving to my new hometown/base of operations, Portland, Oregon! :-) Since moving this far away without a car means selling off a bunch of my things (including, *gasp*, the TV) and I'll be busy settling in (finding housing, employment, engaging in an actual social life, etc.), might be awhile before I can watch KWB again...
Anyway, let's get to it:
BABY LOONEY TUNES:
Finally saw this show for the first time. The theme song seemed rather, well, gentle (vs. the manicness of, say, TTA's), though I guess appropriate for its audience. The show itself wasn't much to crow about--one cartoon featuring Baby Daffy selfishly clinging to the found-by-him Granny's wallet and yelling "mine!" (and tossing out the money inside as "worthless green paper" or somesuch), while the other cartoon had Sylvester pestering Granny to play with him when he's supposed to be napping. No sign of Madonna videos being parodied/Sylvester in Puff Daddy's wardrobe doing a rap number or anything. :-) About the one thing that was enjoyable about all this was June Foray as Granny; otherwise, not worth getting up early for.
TEAMO SUPREMO: A rerun of its pilot, featuring the origin of "Teamo." Not exactly "Amazing Fantasy #15"/"Action Comics #1"/"Showcase #4"-caliber stuff here. One Superman reference made (about their leader's waiting until his body's "soaked up enough energy from the Earth's yellow sun" before getting superpowers). Really wish I had cable (so I could watch, erm, CNN or something to kill time, I guess...).
WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY DOO: The gang tries to find out the true nature of a purported alien terrorizing a NASA research project, where Velma's part of a "future scientist" contest.
Felt like a rather mediocre entry (yes, even for "Scooby") compared to the last few weeks' episodes.
For the first time in this series, the bad guy's that old Scooby stand-by, a guy in a costume.
Peculiarity: seems implied that the gang in this series are high schoolers (between Velma in a "future scientist" project and Shaggy making a reference to his high school's janitor). Figured the gang should be college-age by now (after a zillion spinoffs that seemed to ever-so-slowly age them by a few years, including those direct-to-video movies over the past several years)... (shrug).
JACKIE CHAN: The second talisman-energy-possessing animal's found, a tiger in Vegas possessing the yin/yang power...which causes Jackie to split (sort of) into his "good/evil" selves from the first season's episode that featured this. Also more of the the hired goons-turned-Dark Chi Warriors. For once, Jade didn't get on my nerves. So-so episode, though I guess the "talismans-inside-animals" plotline doesn't particularly excite me...
Played videotapes for most of the rest of the morning, while engaging in other activities. Played some of "Kim Possible"; Kim seems to be quite the world-renowned heroine, apparently (some airline pilots thanking her for saving their plane from disaster, etc.)... is there a specific agency she's in the employ of? The Government? An independent spy/action heroine?
That's about it (besides flipping to the IU-Ohio State football game, to see my sister's former alma mater get pummeled before leaving for work)...and all the reviews from me for awhile...