Final Thoughts – Mythbusters

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When I was 13 years old, I remember staying over at my grandma’s house, hanging out with my aunt, watching the Discovery Channel with her, since she enjoys watching stuff from the once great educational channel that would later on become less special due to the other numerous educational channels that later on became as relevant as PBS. At the time, I wasn’t fully aware of what this show was about, until a couple of months went by and finally get to enjoy how much fun Mythbusters was. I was hooked when I saw them do the death ray myth for the first time, and I loved it!

Mythbusters was truly the crowning achievement for those who wanted to continue showing us how cool and fun science was, since Bill Nye the Science Guy was cancelled many years before both Adam and Jamie came in the scene. It was revolutionary to how they wanted to show how cool science was and is, by telling us the myths that we have seen on TV, movies, and even the ones that had been told by either stories or phrases, like knocking your socks off, cell phones blowing up gas stations, and the debunking of the moon landing conspiracies. What also fascinated me was how this show helped us understand science while doing the myths. Just about every myth made us learn more about science than ever before, and every time they went into detail with the physics and the chemistry, I didn’t want them to stop teaching me.

I know some people didn’t care to see too much of Kara, Tori, or Grant, but I grew into liking them all. These three guys were great in ways that just looking at them would never make you think they knew all that much science, but they did. Kara was always the one who stood out for me the most, not just because I, as well as the whole world, thought that she was smoking hot, but because she was the one who was such a sweetheart and enjoyable. Tori, oh Tori!

Grant wasn’t always my favorite, but I still liked him, going from putting himself in danger with the team, to putting his career life in danger of showing us how the financially desperate McDonald’s “food” is made.

My personal favorite myth in Mythbusters is hands down the cement truck explosion!

If there was one thing that this show has done that I have never seen been done before, it would be the fan base this show has. You can also bring up the fan base other educational shows before it, but I always felt that those shows have their fan base through nostalgia. Mythbusters has had a fan base from the start, as well as going as far as seeing these people in conventions and talk shows during its run time. You wouldn’t see that as much during the 90s of the edutainment’s starting point as you do today. You got Adam Savage, not just going to conventions, but also being a guest star for Talking Dead, and having him and Jamie being in an episode of the Simpsons.

And then they even went as far as making a Mythbusters Simpsons special!

If there is anything that I would love to say that I will never forget about this show it would be that it gave me an interest for science. Before this show, I have seen Bill Nye the Science Guy, but even then I only wanted to rot my brain that whole time. I was busy watching the Simpsons and playing Sonic, Super Metroid, and Super Mario 64. But when I started watching Mythbusters, I wanted to learn something about physics, I love knowing what makes an explosion an explosion, why guns are so awesome, and seeing what the impossible was actually possible. And from there on, I started to educate myself more on other stuff that I have interest in, such as astronomy and history. You can say that Mythbusters planted that seed for me to encourage me to learn.

I thank you both Adam and Jamie. I thank you Kara, Tori, and Grant. Thank you all for making a great show.

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Final Thoughts – One Punch Man

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It’s not so often that we get an anime that is so awesome to watch, and yet be funny at the same time. Shoot, its not too often that we get a comedy that tries to make fun of the action genre of anime and make it work. Not in a long time that I have had so much fun with an anime in this style that I decided to make it as my life goal to show this show to everyone I know. I will even show this to my grandma and everyone in an old folks home, just to see their reactions. And no, I’m not saying that my grandma lives in an old folks home, so shut up!

One Punch Man, to my opinion, is the anime to end all anime, and I say that because there isn’t any other anime like this. Sure, Fist of the North Star had a character who pretty much wiped out anyone he fights, but this one does it to the point that it has fun with it, going over the top. Answer me this, how many anime will you ever see in your lifetime that will ever attempt the same kind of insanely strong character who looks like this?

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And you know what? I’m satisfied that this is the only show that does this kind of thing with this kind of character, who tries to be a super hero, tries to find someone who is stronger than him, and does this for fun. As for everyone else, I enjoy how the other super heroes are written out like the cliche heroes from other animes who turns out to lose one fight after another, and has this guy who looks like he just got out of bed in his onesie.

Guys, if you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it. It’s only 12 episodes long, its great entertainment, and I don’t think there was ever a bad episode either, because it was that great! One Punch Man was the best anime of 2015 for me last year, and I abide by that. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best show for me of 2015. That honor belongs to Better Call Saul. But this was still great entertainment for all to see!

Final Thoughts – Gravity Falls

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Hello and welcome to my new segment that I would like to call Final Thoughts, where I do the opposite of First Thoughts (if you haven’t figured it out), and tell you about my last and final view of a show that either recently ended or I just finished. And what better show to start Final Thoughts, than with Gravity Falls!

I will have to admit that I am ashamed that I never seen this show all the way through. I did see the first episode during it’s premiere, and a few other episodes after that, but at this time I was either busy with school work, Minecraft, or other stuff that I can’t remember. I didn’t avoid this show, nor did I try to, because what I saw made me laugh. I will continue to watch the rest of this show, but it won’t be now.

When I first saw this show, I was blown away that the Disney Channel finally made a show that actually started to appeal towards a major range of audience, due to the dark ages of the huge landfill of terrible shows that came out in the 2000s. And no, I never liked Phineas and Ferb. I thought it was repetitive and annoying. End of story. The only show in the 2000s that I loved and thought was hilarious and brilliant was Even Stevens. If you never seen Even Stevens, you should check it out, even for those who never believe that Shia LaBeouf was ever good at anything. You know who you are. I am glad that Gravity Falls turned out to be a great breakthrough for me from the Disney Channel, because if you see the garbage that was plagued between Even Stevens and Gravity Falls, then you would know my feelings and how I felt. Actually, there are more garbage coming out today, and more coming soon.

Gravity Falls is really an honestly funny show that did a great job on making jokes upon those who are WAAAAAAAAAAY too deep into these conspiracy theories, and I’m happy to see that. Not that I’m saying every single conspiracy theory is false, but that topic alone is for another day. I love how Dipper was Disney’s answer to Dibb from Invader Zim, looking and stopping the crazy paranormal activities of Gravity Falls that Fox Molder wishes he took part of. Mable, I thought that I was going to hate her, but I ended up liking her character a lot. I think that is because I use to have a really good friend many years ago who was crazier than Mable, so I was able to relate to her. Grunkle Stan was the one who clearly stole the show for me. This guy was hack job that you want to love, and his jokes were great to the point that you wanted to see more from him.

Without spoiling anything, I will say that the ending was great and very emotional, and after the craziness from that episode and the previous episodes for the show’s finale, that’s saying a lot. Over all, this show is worth recommending. It was a show that started off being very interesting, and it wrapped everything up so well that I am convinced that the Disney Channel, no, the Disney corporation, can do something and pull off something that is as incredible, intelligent, and hilarious as this show. I love Gravity Falls. I want those who never seen this show to go out and watch it right now. This is great for both children and adults, because it has something for everyone. Its worth your time, and I will one day watch the rest of this show!

This is only the first of my Final Thoughts, and I will continue to make more of these in the future!