Mezmero's forum posts

#1 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

I've been watching a lot of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lately, and man, that show is good. Like, damn good. Like, probably the best incarnation the Turtles have ever had good.

Yup that show is fantastic and so was the season 2 finale. That series has propelled itself near the top of my favorite comic book cartoons of all time. If anyone was a fan of TMNT at some point then the Nick show is the complete package of action, humor, and suspense. I especially like all the references and callbacks to the older cartoons and live action movies sprinkled throughout as well as how they update the heck out of that stuff for a contemporary audience. Now for the long wait until season 3.

#2 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

Nah. The guards would hear him laughing from a mile away.

#3 Posted by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

Smackdown was sort of decent. Mainly because of the opening match involving two of my favorite characters on the main roster with Dean Ambrose and The Miz. The fallout afterwards was fairly humorous. There should be a 24/7 rule for the MitB briefcase. The IC contender battle royal was fun in the sense that near the end I would have been okay with any of the final contenders minus Swagger I guess. The resulting title shot has a horrible finish that I'm sure leads up to a rematch on Raw. I just want to know how does one Ziggle and how much Ziggling is required to qualify as a Ziggler? Shoemaker on the other hand. Now THAT'S a name plus a great wrestler gimmick.

Impact was pretty throwaway this week. Screw it dude the Bro Men are amazing characters but also they're HORRIBLE! Say what you will about TNA their enhancement guys are top shelf. Characters that you actively want to lose matches on a regular basis. Then again I'm never thrilled whenever their baby faces win either. I just don't care about any of them.

#4 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

You shouldn't judge WWE creative's ability to make dumb wrestling names unless you also write fictional characters professionally. So novelists, screenwriters, and comic book writers, go nuts. Everyone else, it's about them dolla billz ya'll not about being internet clever. Bankable gimmicks matter more in my eyes. My gimmick is being a hypnotist so Mezmero works just fine. Three-syllable chants are where it's at. They pulled away from Fang McFrost because they're not idiots, and they went with Dolph Ziggler because they are idiots. You never know what you'll get with that writing team.

#5 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

I can think of a few ongoing titles that I personally think are great.

Marvel (Now!): Deadpool, New Avengers

DC (New 52): Batman, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman

Image: The Walking Dead, Saga

Valiant: X-O Manowar, Quantum & Woody

Manga: Blade of the Immortal, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

#6 Posted by Mezmero (2406 posts) -
@spiritof said:

Speaking of stables, I think it would go a long way for Bray Wyatt to actually succeed at converting a wrestler or two into The Family. Maybe a couple of jobbers and at least one upper crust player. It could be a really nice opening for a Sheamus heel turn if he were to join The Family.

Bray could always go the James Storm route and tie someone to a wooden post before changing their wardrobe to blue. For the love of god TNA...

@spiritof: Why isn't Bo Dallas in the family? He's the perfect fit. He's the right level of creepy self believe that he could worm his way to the top and then possible feud with Bray for leadership and bring the family into a new creepier direction of evangelical arrogance.

Nah Bo Dallas should be corrupting Jack Swagger into Bo-lieving. Jack realizes that Zeb is a racist and joins Bo as his aloof second. Swagger is about due for a change of character. I think all the Real American stuff has been terribly boring lately.

#7 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

Night of Champions was better than I thought it would be but that's still too generous. It's more that most of the build up was horrible and the pay offs were more often bad than good.

  • Dust Bros winning is great. Just give them any excuse to cut nutty backstage vignettes where they travel through time and space to save the WWE universe. Then when tag teams try to challenge them they'll say they're too busy trying to save the universe in the wild west or some stupid stuff like that. Turn the titles gold again. I'm sensing an inevitable Ron Simmons cameo.
  • I really wanted Cesaro to win but overall it was an awesome match. Good job to both dudes but again who cares about the US title.
  • The random celebrities in commentary during the IC title match was super distracting and the spot they had with Mizdow was lame as hell. I actually like The Miz more than Ziggler but I still was hoping Miz would lose. I couldn't stop giggling at Mizdow during the ending. Hopefully this leads to a Miz/ Mizdow feud where the stunt double wants to step out of his shadow and be a star with the IC belt. When they bring Barret back in to get the IC belt back it would be fun to see either of those guys lose. I can sympathize with the Ziggler fans because I can tell he's great in the ring but I just can't care about him.
  • Having Ambrose return was a pretty spectacular way to cover for the Reigns injury. Two of my favorite wrestlers in the roster going at it will make me mark out every time. I really appreciated that segment much more than I would have a Reigns/ Rollins match.
  • The next two matches of Henry vs Rusev and Jericho vs Orton were both incredibly boring and forgettable. Minus five stars.
  • The triple threat Divas match was better than I thought it would be but that whole angle is still total garbage. Sure these woman can wrestle just fine but I just don't give a damn about any of it.
  • I actually enjoyed the swervy DQ finish more than I think most people have or will. At this point a clean win for either of those dudes means absolutely nothing in my eyes. If Cena wins clean it's the shitty return of super Cena that people hate/love so much. If Brock wins then who cares because he's won already and it's just a continuation of the cliche monster heel championship reign of a guy I don't like. The match itself I enjoyed a little more than the Summerslam match. There was actually the sense of a ground game involved so I'll give props to both dudes for sort of selling that. Also I like Seth Rollins so much more than either guy that building more heat on him for any stupid reason is something I'm fully behind. Although I liked it a lot even I can recognize that the finish is an overall really shitty thing to do to their fans.
#8 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is so good. I laughed more than a few times at the latest episode. Michelangelo is such a party dude.

One PIece is really popping off now. Not sure that I like the direction it's going but it's always at least a fun ride. Proud to stick with it exclusively as an anime.

Haikyuu! is over for now. I have really enjoyed that show. I have a few issues with it like the overly sappy music and the excessive anime hair but I'm coming away from the first season very satisfied overall. They do right by making the sport of volleyball look both slick as hell and oddly compelling. Mind you I have a certain affinity for sports anime so take the recommendation with a grain of salt.

Also when was someone going to tell me about this?

So I get to beat up on Kenshiro with a volleyball player (Shoyo)? Dudes...sometimes anime is awesome...

#9 Posted by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

It's probably best that we not indulge in Krazy predictions for this particular PPV. The booking is so boring it's like the writing staff just farted something out so they could focus on their fantasy drafts or whatever. The matches will probably be fine but the build up for these feuds has been mostly terrible. I'm going with my normal expectation that the show will be bad. It's all uphill from there I guess..

I must be crazy but Hideo Itami's entrance music makes me think of Dragonball Z. Specifically a track from the original English dub. Now I can't take him seriously even though I'm fully aware of his awesomeness. I really hope he tries some goofy gimmicks down the road but maybe not that crazy. Thank the gods NXT exists.

#10 Edited by Mezmero (2406 posts) -

@wakkaflakkachimmichonga said:

Jotaro is definitely one of the most boring protagonists. Second only to Giorno. It's even worse that Araki manages to shove him into 2 more parts after . God dammit.

Jotaro is great. He's the straight-man in a group of weirdos and nutjobs, and he is great in that role.

Meh, I've said it before Jotaro very much is a product of his time. The problem is that making him yet another stoic mouthy badass with an attitude was just about the least creative archetype anyone could make for a comic book character in the 90's. Araki pulls it off well but a lot of writers had found success with a very similar formula during that time. I think the only thing he does for me is exemplify the serious anger issues that have persisted throughout that entire bloodline. Do not piss off a JoJo, you'll surely regret it.