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Old 06-13-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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I Think I Would've Preferred Nick's Series Be Just A Comedy.

With Disney XD airing Phineas & Ferb constantly in preparation for its series finale (man that was a good cartoon), it made me think about the Nickelodeon TMNT series. I absolutely love how Phineas & Ferb had a comedic good vs evil with Perry The Platypus and Dr Evil. I think I would've actually preferred that Nick had made their TMNT series just a comedy. Teen Titans Go! is another series that uses super heroes in just a comedy, without it really being a true "action cartoon". I honestly think I would've enjoyed a TMNT comedy from Nickelodeon more than what they're putting out now. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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Too many cartoons these days are simply comedies, we need variety. ALso, if the TMNT fanbase is to be believed, TMNT can easily be too comedic and fall apart. Without darker stuff like "Yoshi's love triangle" TMNT loses what sets it apart from other anthropomorphic animal stories, if you make it a simple comedy you're left with nothing but a funny animal cartoon.

And I don't want it to be just another funny animal cartoon in a jungle of comedy cartoons.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
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I'd like the show to find a balance between action and comedy, instead of continuously going back and forth at inappropriate times
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:51 PM   #4
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The original was just a comedy & 4kids' was a bit heavy on the drama. That we have a nice blend of the two now is great. It's the perfect formula.
If you want more of the same just re-watch your Fred Wolf DVD's or something.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:04 PM   #5
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no more comedy turtle shows. That is why I can't watch the Fred Wolf show for long periods of time.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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No, I like the current blend of comedy/drama. I'd like some more developed arcs, please. (Couldn't believe the big "Dark Raph" deal was one puny episode, and it was stupid mind control.)
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:24 PM   #7
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No, I like the current blend of comedy/drama. I'd like some more developed arcs, please. (Couldn't believe the big "Dark Raph" deal was one puny episode, and it was stupid mind control.)
This. More developed arcs, less plot forgeting, more character development, less stupid sh*t.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:51 AM   #8
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No, I like the current blend of comedy/drama. I'd like some more developed arcs, please. (Couldn't believe the big "Dark Raph" deal was one puny episode, and it was stupid mind control.)
I agree with this. The Dark Raph episode, while it had great fight sequences, was extremely lacking.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:00 PM   #9
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With Disney XD airing Phineas & Ferb constantly in preparation for its series finale (man that was a good cartoon), it made me think about the Nickelodeon TMNT series. I absolutely love how Phineas & Ferb had a comedic good vs evil with Perry The Platypus and Dr Evil. I think I would've actually preferred that Nick had made their TMNT series just a comedy. Teen Titans Go! is another series that uses super heroes in just a comedy, without it really being a true "action cartoon". I honestly think I would've enjoyed a TMNT comedy from Nickelodeon more than what they're putting out now. Any thoughts?
I felt that some of the early episodes of season 1 felt more like a comedy than a blend of action and humor. Then you had episodes like 8 and 9 where they felt more action based with a little bite of humor. I would prefer the current style of the show since a humor based TMNT series already happened. Unless they were to do something like Batman: The Brave and the Bold where it makes fun of the Silver Age era, it probably could work if executed well.

Why do you feel this way if I may ask?
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:52 AM   #10
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The comedy in Season 1 was quite decent, but once the show went into Season 2 the comedy began to evolve into something stupid. I don't know if I would want an entire show revolving around that kind of 'comedy,' especially with complaints now about Mikey's mostly derpy behavior and other 'things done for laughs.'

It might be funny once in a great while, but not episode after episode.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:28 PM   #11
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I'd just like to see an incarnation of TMNT where they actually do something original for a change instead of the same old boring crap rehashed over and over like alien invasions or the Shredder/Foot Clan/Purple Dragon feud! Next Mutation actually had a pretty decent rogues gallery, but hiring Saban to produce and create it was just a dumb idea. I bet the folks at Nick could do a great job with Dragon Lord and those other baddies.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:46 PM   #12
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I am really split on this opinion. I love a good action show that has a good handle on its comedy. It's the main reason what drew me into Avatar: TLA, Adventure Time, Gravity falls, and most recently Steven Universe. Seriously that show is amazing. Watch it please! However an action show needs to be able to hold story arcs and continuity together. It needs to be able tell a story, and unfortunately a strong continuity is something that this show had always struggled with as well with letting character grow and develop. This show prefers, and to me, seemed more comfortable with a more episodic nature and with a not so serious attitude.

But that's not to say it can't get dark with their stand alones but ,and this is a strong but, the format of this show lends its talent far better when it is not trying to tell a story but rather going after strong conceptual ideas that needs only one episode to expand on and having a conunity being loose/vague like the mind control serum arc.

This way, we won't be constantly banging our heads against the desk every time when a character seem unfazed by the latest episode.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:56 PM   #13
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I'd just like to see an incarnation of TMNT where they actually do something original for a change instead of the same old boring crap rehashed over and over like alien invasions or the Shredder/Foot Clan/Purple Dragon feud! Next Mutation actually had a pretty decent rogues gallery, but hiring Saban to produce and create it was just a dumb idea. I bet the folks at Nick could do a great job with Dragon Lord and those other baddies.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:05 PM   #14
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I think the Nick show is fine as it is. I like a lot of the more serious/dramatic moments that add extra depth to the characters. If it were all comedy, I honestly don't think it would be something I would keep in touch with after a few episodes.
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You and I both got our wish with Rise of the Tmnt.
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Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building.
I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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