Monday, February 19, 2007


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!


Austin! said...

i remember watching those antiquated shows. They were always fun to watch on Saturday mornings when super heroism was still a thing in kids imaginations. Now, thanks to movies like X-men and spiderman and a TV Drama called Heroes, that infantile obsession with the extra-ordinary is now accepted amongst the majority adult population. How cool is that!

Sarah said...

umm...real characters....with real's a cartoon....akward!

Adam and Emily said...

Sarah's right. Maybe you've lost touch with what real characters are. The midwest will do that to ya, you know??!! Just kidding :)

Anonymous said...

Truely some of the best people with the most identifiable problems are fictional. How better to deal with your problems then to see someone who has "powers" and still needs to deal with life. BTW I got all the episodes of Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin the animated series, and am finishing downloading "THE THUNDERCATS"!! Thanks for giving props for my christmas gift.

David McDonald