Harder than Your Husband/Bamboozled by Love, Albuquerque, 1980.
Day: November 9, 2012
Tron: Uprising is like an amalgamation of all my favorite cartoons from the 1990's.
Like Batman Beyond, it's the story of a familiar character, a shadow of his former self but still formidable, training a brash young successor.
Like Sonic the Hedgehog, it's the story of a small group of rebels waging an asymmetric war against a ubiquitous technocratic dictatorship.
And like Beast Wars, it uses the fact that its characters aren't actually human as an end run around standards and practices in order to be the most violent children's cartoon on television.
Seriously, it turns out that if you change "kill" to "de-res" and change blood to little blue cubes, you can show a dude with half his face cut off and the outline of an eyelid still blinking over an empty eyesocket. Game of Thrones wasn't that graphic when Tyrion took an axe to the face.
Also: Fred Tatasciore's impression of Jeff Bridges is uncanny.
Anyway, in case you haven't caught the show yet, here's the first episode (which thetvdb classifies as a "special" instead of the first episode, thus offsetting the numbering of every single episode by one -- so thanks for that, thetvdb). It's hosted on the official Disney XD channel, so that means it's not liable to be taken down any time soon, but also means it's probably region-locked -- sorry 'bout that.