Daily Cartoon: He-Man & The Masters of the Universe S02E04: “Rise of the Snake Men Part 1”

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Finally I’m getting what I’ve been waiting for sinceĀ Episode 21! Go ahead and check out the recap for that episode and you’ll see right away how excited I got when they introduced this story line. When they added Kobra Khan and Rattlor as a tiny wrinkle in the Season 1 finale? Loved it.

I’m here for it. I’m all-in on the Snake Men and – unless the title of this episode is just a bold-faced lie – I’m getting rewarded for my patience today.

I don’t even want to waste any time recapping or anything. I want to get this going right now. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: He-Man & The Masters of the Universe S01E01: The Beginning Part 1

Whether you listen to the podcast, read my blogs or do similar stuff elsewhere, you understand that there’s simply some things you never outgrow. For a long time for me, that was pro wrestling, but as I finally waned off that in the past few years, one of the biggest influences of my childhood has remained as prominent a figure as ever: He-Man.

Sure, the original in the early-mid 1980s was a behemoth, but what I want to talk about today (and for the next few weeks) is the 2002 reboot of the Masters of the Universe made by Mike Young Productions for Cartoon Network.

It didn’t last long – only 39 episodes – which is a shame because I genuinely loved this series. And that love was not strictly based on nostalgia; it is genuinely good. It also had a wonderful toyline that became such a pain in the ass to collect as it felt like all you could ever find were repaints of He-Man and Skeletor and never the secondary characters needed to fill out your battle lines. Continue reading