Hello all! As promised I have time for this weekly update. For this update, I previously stated I would talk to you about the new Japanese shows I have been watching. I was originally thinking I would be finished with a series but I am not. However, I have gotten to episode 40 on Gokaiger, episode 6 on Kamen Rider Wizard, and watched a few beginnings to other Sentai series. Both Gokaiger and Wizard just seem to get better with each new episode. I am shocked with how spot on the acting is in both shows. Luka is still my favorite Sentai/Power Ranger ever, and as for Wizard, Haruto is played quite well by Shunya Shiraishi and is surprisingly only 22. Now, the actress who portrays Luka, Mao Ichimichi, is only 20 which is definitely a shock, however Kamen Rider has much more focus on a single character, so he needs to have a commanding presence, and he does pull it off very well. Grades will be coming for both shows, but I need to watch til the last episode to make a proper grade. Endings can make or break a series and I don’t want to jump the gun.
Not sure if anyone noticed on their Netflix, they added quite a few seasons of Power Rangers onto it. You know, i find it funny that when I was getting older I just assumed that the Japanese version was so much better than what was available to me. Now, after watching six or seven Sentai series, I can honestly tell you they can be just as corny, and just as poorly acted. I would suggest watching both, Power Rangers might deliver you a shock. I would say to especially keep an eye on In Space, which is one of my favorite American versions.
As for tv, I watched the first episode of Arrow. As a die-hard Green Arrow fan I was trepidatious at best when it came to this series. Though the show did take a few liberties with the story, overall I would say not too bad. I will be watching the second episode. Of course, The New Normal is outstanding. I hope everyone is watching this show. It pulls no punches and is hilarious in doing so. On a more sour note, Revolution just isn’t what people need, want, or expect it to be. Unless they do something major I can see myself stop watching this show. I would honestly rather watch reruns of Lost then watch the next episode of Revolution.
I have quite a few comic books to pick up as well. Money has been a little tight so I might save that for next week. I hope Green Arrow gets a little better. They really need yet another new writer. Whoever writes Flash, Catwoman, and Batman, you need to combine your free time and fix Green Arrow, thanks.
Video games are kind of a downer right now. The MMO market is just terrible. I really could, and might devote an entire entry just to MMOs. They have gotten disgusting as of late and would take too much time right now to list all of my issues. I will start writing a few things down and be prepared next week. So stay tuned for that tirade.
Oh finally, each week I try to take a quote from the show or movie I watch and make an interesting title out of it. I am not sure if people are enjoying it or not. Leave me a little feedback and tell me if you like them, hate them, or it doesn’t matter to you. It is also very possible that no one really noticed, which is fine too. So let me know, and have an awesome weekend!