Because I'm bored and stuff, I've decided to start doing network roundups. When a channel has at least 2 new eps of shows on, I'll do a roundup with my thoughts on the episodes. Yes, i got the idea from mlpvscapson's CN round up things. I won't do CN for that reason, but i will do the other networks i follow. This will only cover shows i watch and you'll figure which ones they are. And in this network’s case, there’s a show I’m just watching to make scorecards, not cuz I like it or anything.
I may skip some days but I’ll try to do them whenever I can. I’ll mostly do Disney XD, (both Monday animated and Wednesday live action), Disney Channel (Friday and Sunday), and of course, Nick. Mostly just the Sunday animated stuff cuz I don’t watch/care about Bella, or Henry Danger or whatever. At least, not at the moment.
So let’s do our first one, which is…oh hey, a Nick one!
Remember what I just said about the “watching not cvuz I like it” stuff? Yeah, this what I meant./ Though I’m a bit confused on the scorecard front, cuz Wikipedia says Season 2 has started…but Season 1 hasn’t ended. Are they pulling a spongebob? Cuz Modern spongebob does that a lot, where one season starts before the previous ends. Robot Arms/PB&J (as well as last weeks and today’s are Season 1 for example, while Adventures in Big Bun Sittin/CrumbSkulls were Season 2.
Either way, let’s look at today’s episode.
Birds of a Feather:
I think this is the Season 1 finale, because it is episode 20, and Sanjay’s S1 finale was ep 20, and it’s also a 22 minute episode. Yep, double the…beadwinner-ness once again. Is it as a tolerable as Ngiht of the Living bread? Let’s see.
While cornered in the bread mines by a monster, our…heroes pass the time by recalling the story of how they first meet.
Yep, it’s a flashback episode. And it’s…alright. Sadly it’s not quite as nice as it should have been, but all things considered it’s not that bad. There are things I like, and things that are a bit off.
The off things are the show’s usual trademarks. As a flashback episode, it has to show certain things so we have crappy puns and short crappy songs. There’s less of this once the story starts, but it’s still all there.
Speaking of the story, it’s fairly basic. The tropes used in “how our heroes met” stories are all here, and while some work, it does feel a bit too calcuted sometimes. We flash back to when SwaySway first become a Breadwinner, which involves a few nice moments with his parents, and see how a bunch of the characters first meet him and stuff.
Ooinksi’s cameo was kind of amusing, but it’s weird how Ketta is still kind of friends with them after how she leaves here. Doesn’t help that it involves a lame joke.
Apparently T-Midi (revealed to be Talonus Midi) was a dick when he first met him. If this is to make you know what less bad, it didn’t work. Same thing happened with Ramamboo.
The ending to the story is kind of nice, cuz we see that Buhdeuce was really dedicated to doing this. It’s nice to see a positive portal of him for once.
So overall it was just okay. It had nice moments but it still has the weaknesses of the show, though at least the characters aren’t huge dicks in this one.
Not much else to say really, so yeah, it’s one of the most okay episodes, I supposed and a fitting way to end Season 1, if this is the end.
Let’s move on to a show on the end of the quality scale
I told you this show had potential to be great. Every episode since the first has been really really good, and a couple were even great. Someone did a 1001 for “The Negatives of Being positively charged” so that’s why I didn’t. Overall, this show is certainly a bright spot so far. Let’s see how today’s episodes panned out.
Harvey’s First Scar:
“Written by Shane Houghton, Zeus Cervas, Colin Heck”
What the heck is going on? Clarence, Star, now this?! I suppose this one makes more sense, since it’s Nick, but it’s so weird. His Clarence was good, and both (yes, both, it looks he’s a permeant writer) Star’s were very good, so let’s see how this goes.
Basically, Harvey wants a Scar because cool people have scars, so he has his friends help him get his own scar. This episode is pretty good, but the middle part was a bit rocky.
It has Fee and Foo trying to give Harvey a scar...but they go a bit too far with it. Seriously, with the messed up things they try, you’d think they were trying to kill him!
And when they try again even after he says he doesn’t want a scar anymore, it’s …yeah. HOWEVER, the ending makes up for it. There’s a nice moment, and a good moral. It’s a bit predictable, but overall it works.
Yeah figured Zeus would write the ep I have an issue with, but the ending does make up for it, and to be fair, they did Pinkie promise to give him a scar.
So yeah, not much to say. It’s another nice episode, even with a few minor issues.
A Tail of Les Squirrels:
A group of French Squirrels kidnap Foo, so Harvey and friends must get him back.
Now this one was really cool. There were a lot of decent jokes and the concept was amusing and well executed. It even managed to have a mature moment (which was lampshaded) at the end.
Speaking of the ending, the very ending was sort of off but it was alos kind of cool. I won’t spoil it but it did remind me of a better execution version of my most disliked part of a meh dud episode I covered a little bit ago. But again, no spoilers if you care about that stuff.
So yeah, it’s just a fun episode, and one of the more entertaining ones so far. Overall, this was a nice pair of episodes.
Now for the ever improving overhated one:
SANJAY AND CRAIG:
The duo’s beloved family car is sold and replaced with a high tech new car that naturally causes problems.
This one started a bit awkward, but it ended up being pretty good. There were a couple fart jokes early but once the plot kicked in, it got better. The car is pretty much a mobile smart house, and they manage to make Dink pretty sympathetic.
The ending is very nice and the plot is decent, if a bit predictable. So yeah, it started off rocky but in the end it’s a good one with a very nice ending. And heck, the slightly gross parts are pretty tame, plus it gives us an amazing line:
“Craig, eat your farts”
Context is for wimps.
Craig tries to save an eel he falls in love with at a Sushi Restaurant.
This one was decent, I guess. There were some decent gags involving Craig being in love, and how they try to disguise Debbie, and all that. They even lampshaded how Craig’s crappy human disguise works on people.
It was a bit predictable but there were some sweet moments. There were far too many close ups of Debbie though. Ew. It was a bit odd at times but the ending saved it, as well as a few decent jokes here and there.
And that’s all I got. Decent group tonight, and I will see you tomorrow for Disney Xd. Bye.