First Thoughts – One-Punch Man

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I CAN’T BELIEVE I JUST SAW THIS ANIME JUST NOW!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I’ve been meaning to give this show a watch, even after seeing so many people on Facebook posting One-Punch Man stuff. Now I have finally seen One-Punch Man! For those of you who still haven’t seen One-Punch Man, let me just lay it out for you of what I have gathered from the first episode. One-Punch Man is about Saitama, who started to work out to become the hero that he always wanted to be, and loses his hair to become so strong that he can destroy and kill anything that comes before him. WITH ONE PUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really, this is the best way how to explain the show. And as for the action scenes, they are great to watch, even though the final results in all of them are predictable. It’s just great to see the massive scale of the enemies that he defeats.

I do recommend this show to everyone. I would even love to see a 75 year old granny try to figure out what they’re watching when they sit through One-Punch Man. I want to see One-Punch Man try to fight against other anime characters! I know that there is a crossover of him defeating Vegetta, but now I want to know if he can defeat lord Beerus! Somebody please, PLEASE make that happen!

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First Thoughts – The Man in the High Castle

maninhighcastleheaderThe Man is the High Castle is based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, and is executive produced by both Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz, and shows the tale of the 1960s America on what if the allied forces of WWII lost the war. It shows America being split into two different countries. The states in the west of the Rockies is called the Japanese Pacific States, being controlled by the Japanese, to the east of the Rockies is the National Socialist States of America, and dead smack in-between the two is the Neutral Zone. I’m not quite sure how that last part works, but it’s there, waiting to be answered.

PPAThe main character of the show is Juliana, who lives in the Japanese Pacific States in San Fransisco, trained in martial arts, very nice, and finds a film real that reveals that we won the war.

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She goes into a town in the Neutral Zone, called Canon City, hoping to find the resistance who can help bring freedom back in the United States from both the Japanese and the Nazis.

The other character from the Nazi states is Joe Blake. There’s just something about that name that I like. Just say that out loud, and let me know what you thought. Anyway, he’s trying to fight for freedom by going into the same city as Juliana, and has a pretty good twist to his character in the end of the pilot episode, which you got to see for yourself.

15-46-2257-727x530I was going to say that this is Amazon’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, but then I figured out that this show is based off of a novel, so there goes that. But this show is pretty interesting, and it makes you want to watch more to figure out most of your questions, like how did both Japan and Nazi Germany won the war? How does a film real showing that the United States won the war exist in a world where the axis powers look like they were the victors? This is a show that is so far well done, and I want to see more. If you don’t have a Amazon Prime account, then you might have to pay for each episode, which I think is $2.99 for one episode. I do recommend giving this show a watch, but I must warn you though, it’s not for kids. So keep that part in mind.

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First Thoughts – Into the Badlands

ITB-KeyArt-400x600This show is really cool! Yeah. That’s really my best first impression on Into the Badlands. Now, is this the best show of the year for me? No. Will I reveal what is the best show of the year right now? No. But I will on the end of the year. As for this show, it takes place in a world that went through a war that banned the use and productions of guns. Yup, this world no longer has guns! It’s like Obama’s dream come true! No, wait, this world still has killing? How?! You got rid of all of the guns and-
Oh, hang on a sec. There are swords in this show?! You mean getting rid of guns did not solve anything? Oh, POO!

The show revolves around the main character, Sunny. Sunny is quiet, but not in the sense that he’s mute. He’s more subtle, stern, and the strongest swordsman in the fort. Beyond that, his character doesn’t say much.

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Sunny lives in a stronghold fortress that has a small town in the inside, as well as a cotton plantation on the outside. But don’t worry, this plantation is multi racial, because racism is dead in this alternate universe!     ….that happens to be based in the south.      …….that happens to be based in the sets that looks like it’s straight out of Forrest Gump. You just read that right. There’s a scene where a dirt road goes through a row of trees that looks similar to the same as the road that leads to Forrest Gump’s house, and the design of the leader’s house, who is someone I should talk about right now.

 

The place where Sunny lives in is home to a clan who are trained to fight as strong as Sunny, being controlled by Quinn.

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Quinn is viewed as more of a cult leader, elevating himself as a god and making everyone believe that there is nothing outside of the walls of the land that they possess. He treats Sunny as if he’s his father, and raises his members of his clan as soldiers, calling them clippers. No, they have nothing to do with Basketball. And now those who live outside of the US are wondering what that joke means.

Sunny finds a kid from the badlands, who calls himself MK.

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He has this strange ability that when he bleeds, he becomes super powerful, sort of like becoming into a different person. He even has a medallion that shows an image from a city he came from, making Sunny want to find it, being the main plot of the show. Outside of that, I have nothing else to say about him so far. Yeah, I don’t care for him. The one who is trying to find this kid is a woman who is named Widow.

 

AMC_ITB_S1_Inside_Characters_TheBarons-800x450She dresses herself up like she’s a late 1800s Black Widow from the Avengers, and I do believe that’s what this show is going for. She’s not bad, but I do believe that the following episodes beyond the first episode will give us more of her character.

So far, this show looks more like in the style of the action genre from both the samurai films, as well as the Chinese martial arts films from the 70s, taking place in the south of the United States, which is a really original twist. The only problem that I have so far is the characters, who don’t have that much in them yet. Other than that, I like the setting and the action that I have seen so far in the pilot, and I am looking forward into watching the rest of this show. I really do want to see where the rest of this season leads off to, and I do recommend this to anyone who hasn’t seen Into the Badlands yet!

Sneak Peek: Into the Badlands: Quinn’s Speech is from AMC’s Youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWyesNAlftV3kJlFhD6q6w

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First Thoughts – Supergirl

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I know that it has been two weeks since the show began, and I have seen the first two episodes. But regardless of how far I’m in the show, I’m still going to write out my first thoughts on Supergirl. I’m just going to say that from right off the bat, I know little to nothing about Supergirl. All I knew before I saw this show is that her Kryptonian name is Kara, she’s the cousin of Superman, a super hero, but that’s about it. But even if this doesn’t follow the source material as much as the comics, it can still be saved by good writing, good acting, and for an action series, good action and performances. This show manages to do all of that right so far.

At first, I had no idea who idea who the actress who plays as Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, was or what she was in. The only thing that I saw her in was in Whiplash, which happens to be my favorite movie of 2014. I don’t remember her having that much to do in the movie, so that’s that. But I do like her a lot so far in this show.

Her character, Kara, came to planet earth originally to watch over Kalal, but going through the Phantom Zone is what made her appear on earth several years after Kalal already turned into Superman. Superman brings Kara to live with her new family, and later on still live with her sister in law, Alex Danvers who happens to be working for a secret organization, who is training and helping Supergirl to fight against Kryptonians who are on earth.

Jimmy Olsen is alright so far, just not feeling his personality is right for me at the moment.

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I do find it funny that Supergirl’s boss happens to be Ally McBeal.

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I know that’s Calista Flockhart, and her character’s name is Cat Grant, but I’m still calling her Ally McBeal. I’m just expecting a CGI baby to come in and dance in this show.

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It’s probably who she dances to when she’s off camera.

She has that whole workaholic and “I’m the boss and I must have the greatest company in the whole wide world!” mentality, but not as overly exaggerated, if that makes sense.

Alex Danvers, Kara’s sister in law, is being played by Chyler Leigh, who was in Not Another Teen Movie. Why do I remember that movie, or why I’m sharing that to you? I don’t know

 

 

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She does a good job as Alex, being as caring, loving, and being a really good trainer for Supergirl. In case if you’re wondering, the humans have ways on training Supergirl, and it is done pretty smart.

Beyond that, this show is very entertaining. So far, I haven’t found a moment that I was bored with, the crime fighting montages are fun to watch, and the idea of her main villains being Kryptonians is a good idea for the show. This is a good show for people who are fans of comic books, non-comic book fans, and those who hated Man of Steel and thought that there wasn’t any fun or enjoyment to be found in that movie. And for those of you who are curious, I’ll just lay my short thoughts about Man of Steel. Even though I haven’t seen the movie since it’s theatrical release, I will say that thinking about the movie now does not give me the same positive impression when I first saw it, but I will admit there was enough stuff that I liked in the movie that prevents me from rejecting it as much as most people do.

Overall, the show is so far, so good! The pilot is on Hulu, so you can always go check the show out for yourself.

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