Daily Cartoon: Jem & The Holograms S02E16 “Trick or Techrat”

Welcome to another Halloween cartoon recap! What a week we’ve had so far, right?! The hits just keep coming and I’m sure they’ll continue today as we check out a chapter from one of my favorite shows ever:¬†Jem and the Holograms!

I’m completely biased here, I love this show. Going back as far as I can remember, I’ve always loved rock bands with female singers and – if anything – this show probably helped form that opinion. I just always thought it was great and “re-discovered” it a few years back when it was up on Netflix.

I mean, it’s competing rock bands battling not only for musical supremacy, but doing shit like sabotaging each other’s vehicles and lives. It’s absolutely bonkers. The Misfits could be trying to run The Holograms off a fucking winding road and cause permanent injury or even death! The stakes of the music industry are more than I ever thought before seeing this show!

This episode from Season 2 is called “Trick or Techrat” and I have absolutely no clue what that’s referencing or what the plot will be which is even better. I love being surprised. So, without further ado, let’s watch some cartoons! Continue reading

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 since¬†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