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11/17/2017 Continuing with the TV

As usual, you can vote with the TWC button to see the new Blooper Reel comic.

Let's talk about some shows I'm planning to watch, but the new season hasn't started yet.

Upcoming Shows:

My Little Pony
Actually, the latest last season just ended a month or so ago. While I still enjoy the show for the most part, I think the last couple of seasons haven't been as good as the earlier ones.

Agents of Shield
Last season was a bit of a mixed bag. The Ghostrider story arc in the first half was just ok, though the Agents of Hydra arc in the second half was really good. This season was delayed so they could run Inhumans first, but will be starting in a couple weeks. And, for some reason, they're in space. Curious to see what the deal is with that.

Doctor Who
I felt that the last season was just ok. Capaldi was never my favorite Doctor and I wasn't a big fan of last season's new companion either. But next season will have a new Doctor and a new companion. And the Doctor is going to be a woman. To be honest, I saw this coming. They've been teasing the possibility for ages. That said, it's still a bit of a weird move. The question is how they're going to handle it. With some smart writing it could be a fun change of pace. But considering how a lot of episodes have been going lately, I suspect it'll be more like, "The Doctor is a woman! Look how progressive we are! Did we mention she's a woman? We'll be reminding you about it every five minutes just so you don't forgot how awesomely progressive we are." So yeah, I'm apprehensive.

Whose line is it anyway?
This is another one where the season actually just ended a little while ago. It was still hilarious and they added back a few more of the old skits, which was nice since if there's any issues with the newest incarnation it's that it tends to over use a few particular skits.

Elementary
I still haven't gotten overly invested in the characters, but the mysteries themselves are still fairly interesting. For reason, the new season isn't starting until January.

Milo Murphy's Law
Another one where the season actually ended a month or so back. Milo Murphy was created by the guys behind Phineas and Ferb and the title character, who is a walking magnet for Murphy's Law, is voiced by Weird Al. While I don't think it's on the same level as Phineas and Ferb (which is one of the best modern US kids cartoons I've seen), it got off to a good start and I enjoyed the first season quite a bit.

Ok, I think that's everything. I'll probably do another post or two to cover anime and shows I've dropped.

Have a good weekend!

Josiah



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11/15/2017 Work, work, work...

Well, to be fair, this week isn't overly crazy but I do have multiple meetings and a bunch of stuff to grade so it's busy enough. And today, I'm running late so I need to cut this short.

Later!

Josiah

11/13/2017 Off on an Odyssey

I finished Gravity Rush 2 and moved onto Super Mario Odyssey. Nice to be using my Switch for a change. Not that there aren't lots of games I want to play on the Switch, I just haven't had the chance to get to them yet. I played through Shovel Knight after launch, and that was about it, mainly thanks to how long FFXV and Persona 5 were. But I'm certainly looking forward to spending some time with Zelda Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Mario & Rabbids, among others. But first, Odyssey. I'm not too far into it yet, but I'm really enjoying it. As much as I love games with deep storylines and complex systems, Mario games are just pure fun. And, speaking as a designer, the main series titles tend to be about as close to perfectly as possible. I really have to give credit to Miyamoto and the rest of the team at Nintendo. They are, without question, some of the best in the industry.

Anyway, I'll probably write more about Odyssey when I've gotten a bit further. For now, I'm off.

Later!

Josiah


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