Reasons You Should Watch the New TMNT Cartoon Series:

….WHETHER YOU ARE A TMNT FAN OR NOT!

  • The turtles are actually given a lot more to their personality than just one or two stand-out traits. They’re complex and interesting.
  • They’ve brought the concept “up to date” with modern times from laptops to smartphones, internet, and you name it.
  • The humor and jokes are actually funny and amusing.
  • Kickass female characters who don’t just need to be protected. They fight. They can and will kick your ass. For once, April is sassy and stubborn as nails.
  • Leonardo fucking fanboys over a show that is a clear spoof of Star Trek, including quoting direct lines, taking inspiration from it, and watching reruns.
  • They actually act like teenagers instead of grown men-turtle mutants. It’s refreshing.
  • Mikey. He’s a reason all by himself. He shouldn’t be allowed to be this adorable.
  • They also watch a TV show that is badly dubbed anime. Casey Jones even comments on this in one episode.
  • THERE IS A LARP EPISODE. I shit you not. Complete with a Dungeons and Dragons game, Lord of the Rings references, a Labyrinth reference, and more.
  • Did I mention the show is jam-packed with references in general?
  • The fourth wall is broken in canon.
  • CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
  • Gratuitous Japanese, particularly from Splinter.
  • Memorable characters, even some of the lesser ones. Many of which make surprising re-appearances.
  • Lots of action, but it never gets to the point of being too serious or too focused on nothing but the fighting.
  • Donatello’s geeky tangents. He’s adorkable in general.
  • Raphael being so tsundere it hurts. Also, a Jerk With A Heart of Gold.
  • Appreciates familial and friendship relationships as strong bonds and very much in focus throughout the series.
  • Donatello’s obvious crush on April and the way his brothers make fun of it.
  • Casey Jones is likable. No, I’m serious. And his bro relationship with Raph is amazing.
  • Lots of interesting themes and morals, including sentimentality and mercy being a strength rather than a weakness.
  • Ice cream kitty.
  • Good writing. Very entertaining. Suspenseful. Heartwarming. And cliffhangers will leave you wanting more.
  • WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING THIS YET?
  • Fine, here’s the Tropes Page, too. Enjoy.
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