DVR Weekly: 4-30-12

Life can get pretty busy, so the invention of the Digital Video Recorder, aka DVR, has been a godsend for those of us who love television programming. Well, I’m one of those people. In this weekly article, I’m going to talk about some of the shows I am keeping up with on my DVR. Pretty straight forward, right? Well let’s get started.

Short list this week, as I’ve fallen behind on some shows.

Up first, Young Justice. This has been a great animated show. It definitely maintains the standard set by the Justice League animated series. This past weekend saw the season premiere. Felt a little weird considering the previous season finale was the week before, but I digress. This season pulls a “Five Years Later” on us. Dick Grayson/Robin has graduated to Nightwing and has also passed the mantle onto Tim Drake (a personal favorite). Aqualad, Artemis, and Kid Flash appear to no longer be members allowing room for new members such as Bumblebee, Blue Beetle, and Lagoon Boy. Zatanna and Rocket have also achieved League membership which Miss Martian, Superboy, and Nightwing have all turned down. Definitely a status quo shake up for the new season. I look forward to finding out more of the missing years especially with the slight hint of Jason Todd’s death as Robin. This episode we also get to meet Lobo (with a cool redesign), Wonder Girl, and Batgirl. Next episode looks like we’ll get a peek at Rann and find out about the missing sixteen hours of the six Leaguers.

And, Ultimate Spider-man. A few episodes in, and we’ve yet to see Spider-man’s rogues gallery really take some action. Doc Ock is still meddling in the background for Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin, but not yet). The series has a fun feel to it, similar to the Teen Titans series from a few years back, but I’m not completely sold on the illustration style of the characters. I felt like last week’s episode was stronger with its ties to the Marvel movie universe, but this week fell a little flat. Taskmaster is the villain of the week, and they do some cool/overdone things with mathematical equations as he learns the heroes’ moves. This episode also highlighted the relationship between White Tiger and Spider-man which is being hammered to death. We get it… she takes everything more seriously than him. I’m gonna leave this on the DVR for a couple more episodes, but it may become a dud.

Check back in next week, hopefully I’ll be caught up with shows like Once Upon a Time, The Voice, and Thundercats. If not, I will definitely be able to talk about series two of Sherlock.

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