We've been totally addicted to a TV show. It has consumed our lives over the last week. I know it's shameful. But it's such a delight to watch. You're probably thinking, "that darned 24 bug". Or "I know, Lost is a good show, huh!". But you'd be wrong. We're addicted to a cartoon. Spider-Man Animated Series...we love you! (a special thanks to Dave, who provided us with the episodes for Christmas)
It is a riveting show. So much more exciting than most normal TV dramas. You have real characters with real problems. Spider-Man is always plagued by his self-doubts. Things never work out for the best, even though he has good intentions. His love life is always in a whirl. Friends and colleagues are always getting in trouble. New enemies are constantly causing trouble, and old enemies are always brewing new schemes.
There are lots of potential movie appearances too. Dr. Conners is the professor that introduces Peter to Dr. Octavius. In the comics, and cartoon he becomes The Lizard. He messes around with genetic codes, hoping to integrate reptile DNA in humans so we can regrow limbs, etc. His experiments go awry when he tests it on himself. Also we will be sure to see Eddie Brock become Venom at the conclusion of Movie 3. The Vulture would be a cool foe as well. He is an old guy that has a competing company with Osbourne. He creates anti-gravity wings and uses them to get revenge on Osbourne who wants to take over his company. Cool stuff.
The cartoon has had tons of crossovers with other Marvel characters too. The Kingpin lives in NYC. He is a central foe in the cartoon. Maybe we could see a Daredevil/Spiderman crossover!
The cartoon was one of the most successful animated series that ever aired on Fox. And for good reason!