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Anime Heroines: Sailor Moon

Thursday, June 21st, 2007 by Patrick

I’m a 27 year-old man, and I love Sailor Moon. Love it. I just finished re-watching the first season, and I will freely admit that I cried at the last two episodes.
Yes, it’s a magical girl series aimed at teenage girls. No, it isn’t full of fanservice. I love it because Usagi and her friends […]

I Really Wanted to Like Smallville, Part 3: Lost Boys and Golden Girls

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 by Patrick

What’s better than a love triangle? A love dodecahedron! Lest viewers get bored with the non-relationship between Clark and Lana, Smallville has plenty of other running tales of unrequited love.
Foremost among these is one of Smallville’s original characters, and one of the few great aspects of the show: Chloe Sullivan. Chloe is the editor of […]

I Really Wanted to Like Smallville, Part 2: I’ll Be Watching You

Thursday, April 19th, 2007 by Patrick

In my previous article on why I finally gave up on Smallville shortly into the third season, I focused on how irritated I am by the show consistently making its female lead a plot device, rather than a person. Pretty Perfect Princess Lana Lang may be irritating, but Noble Stalker Clark Kent is creepy.
Part of […]

I Really Wanted to Like Smallville, Part 1: Everybody’s Girl

Thursday, April 12th, 2007 by Patrick

I’m a huge fan of all things Superman. He’s my favorite superhero, however un-cool that may be in general geek culture. So, when I started renting Smallville, I really wanted to like it. I made it through two seasons, and it was not until the third episode of the third season, “Extinction,” that I finally […]

TMNT: April O’Neil Kicks Ass, Takes Names

Thursday, March 29th, 2007 by Patrick

As a child of the 80s, I grew up well-versed in all things pertaining to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and retain a good deal of emotional investment in all things TMNT-related. So of course I rushed to see the new CGI movie.
There are lots of good things to say about the film, but I’ll […]

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