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Old 11-25-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Is the show worth watching

I believe i saw the first 2 or 3 episodes and wasn't impressed I loved the vast majority of the other 3 main series and the first 2 Live Action movies. My question is has the show gotten better since the first few episodes or is it pretty much the same?
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:58 AM   #2
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It's pretty much the same.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, with the exception of last weekend's arc-related "Bug Busters" (that comparably is one of the rare gems within this series so far), the majority of the episodes are about the same as those you've seen.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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Yes! Very worth it!
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:57 PM   #5
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Personally, I watched the entirety of three epsiodes: "Mystic Mayhem", "Down With The Sickness", and "Repo Mantis". Having seen all of them, while I can tolerate Repo in moderation, overall, I'd have to agree with the majority here that it's just more of the same. The only possible exception springing to mind being the Bug Busters episode (which I haven't bothered watching all of) for its cameos of older characters, implying they will appear later, though even then, I'm not holding my breath that it will be good.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:04 PM   #6
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Personally, I watched the entirety of three epsiodes: "Mystic Mayhem", "Down With The Sickness", and "Repo Mantis". Having seen all of them, while I can tolerate Repo in moderation, overall, I'd have to agree with the majority here that it's just more of the same. The only possible exception springing to mind being the Bug Busters episode (which I haven't bothered watching all of) for its cameos of older characters, implying they will appear later, though even then, I'm not holding my breath that it will be good.
What older characters made cameos?
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:53 PM   #7
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What older characters made cameos?
Bebop, Rocksteady, Halfcourt, Leatherhead.
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:00 PM   #8
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If you ever wanted to see Next Mutation as an animated series this is the show for you 🤮
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:05 PM   #9
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What Ken said, and given the context all of them appeared in, combined with the commentary by a Tumblr user who claims to have an inside connection, Iím expecting a portrayal thatís not faithful at all to past eras (in most cases, anyway) of the two allies that are Leatherhead and Halfcourt.
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:35 PM   #10
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If you ever wanted to see Next Mutation as an animated series this is the show for you 🤮
"Rise" would need a stepladder to reach the heights of Next Mutation.

Both junk, but TNM at least pretends to respect its source material. You could plug any "wacky/goofy" characters into "Rise" and it would be the exact same show. TMNT in name only.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #11
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Bebop, Rocksteady, Halfcourt, Leatherhead.
So we got a cameo for a mutant who only appeared as an action figure from the original series line. That's pretty cool. Hopefully that means the other mutants from the toys will also show up. Given this new shows emphasis on mutants.
https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/Halfcourt

It won't be long until this guy shows up. King Lionheart
https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/...action_figure)

This character would be a perfect fit for Rise. a Shakespearean actor turned Mutant Lion.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:39 AM   #12
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So we got a cameo for a mutant who only appeared as an action figure from the original series line. That's pretty cool. Hopefully that means the other mutants from the toys will also show up. Given this new shows emphasis on mutants.
https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/Halfcourt

It won't be long until this guy shows up. King Lionheart
https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/...action_figure)

This character would be a perfect fit for Rise. a Shakespearean actor turned Mutant Lion.
Yeah but these characters will likely stay as cameos so try not to request for full appearances.

Yeah, I'm in agreement with everyone else here. Very few interesting episodes and not a lot to keep me fully invested. Has few decent ideas but not holding my breath for any of them to be fully realized.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:37 AM   #13
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Yeah but these characters will likely stay as cameos so try not to request for full appearances.
Part of me hopes youíre right: if the 80s-cartoon attire my favorite character is wearing is any indication of his role should he have an actual appearance, Iíll officially give up my hopes for his future in the franchise as a whole.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:50 AM   #14
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It won't be long until this guy shows up. King Lionheart
It would be that series' answer to Old Hob and Tigerclaw.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:58 PM   #15
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I think Leo656 is blowing it a bit out of proportion by calling this TMNT in name only, but it could certainly try a bit harder to be faithful to the source material, and there are a few places in which it actually seems to be trying not to be faithful. Most notably with Splinter; if you thought his behavior was occasionally questionable in last series, prepare to hate this new version of him with a passion. Every time Splinter has appeared in this series, he's been played for laughs; less out of wit and more because he's weird and maybe senile. The only thing keeping it from being worse is he doesn't appear too often.

The rest of the characters are tolerable but shallow. All of the turtles seem to have a similar personality now, although for once in bad TMNT characterization history, that similar personality isn't just Fred Wolf Michelangelo. Sometimes April has a different sort of personality to work as a foil, but other times she has the same personality as the turtles.

All of the villains are original to this series so far, and while they can be fun, they're almost all small-timers, so it feels like nothing big is ever really at stake. As of Bug Busters, we've finally gotten a sign that something deeper is going on; for example, we get an explanation for mutagen existing. But next episode it's back to being episodic.

TMNT has been episodic many times before without issue. Even the Mirage series had one-off stories. But the difference is that before, the series had a stronger identity to latch onto and stick with, and that's missing here, for the reasons noted above. There are heroes (or at least anti-heroes) fighting villains, and while some great action and even great jokes happen in the process, how little the show makes you care about the heroes and villains in question leaves it underwhelming. The show is certainly watchable, but there isn't a big reason to watch it over other action-comedy shows.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:49 PM   #16
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Rise hasn't changed what kind of show it's trying to be, so if you generally weren't feeling that direction then it's unlikely that any of the new episodes will change your mind.

But I think the recent episodes are much stronger than the earlier ones, so if you're open and interested in checking out some newer episodes I think "The Gumbus," "Bug Busters (pt 1&2)," and "Purple Jacket" are solid choices.

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Old 12-09-2018, 11:52 AM   #17
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It's pretty much the same as it has been from the start. This show really is just a time waster.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:36 PM   #18
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Very bad. It is only some stupid mutants mostly and this Stockman and Purple dragons are not threat since they are just kids and so i cant use them to work for me!
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:30 PM   #19
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April is a kid (again), Baxter is a kid, the Purple Dragons are kids... I almost wish and would laugh pretty good if Shredder is a kid. Bahahaha.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:41 PM   #20
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I absolutely love it but I'm not going to drive myself mad trying to convince anyone biased against it that it's worth their time.

Take it as it's own thing, a comedy driven, parody-lite, balls to the walls re-imagining trying to subvert your expectations, and you might like it. Go into it angry that it isn't doing X, Y, or Z, and you'll hate it, I guess.
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