Sorry, but imagine if the squad in Brooklyn 99 met the parks department in parks and rec
Like imagine Amy santiago meeting Leslie knope and discussing binders and stationary
Or rosa meeting april and talking about knives or whatever
Captain Holt and ron Swanson meeting and enjoying a comfortable silence
Boyle and Chris meeting and both being really enthusiastic about each other’s weird interests
Jake meeting andy and talking about cop movies and their awesome girlfriends
Like that’s just the tip of the iceberg
It was amazing!!!! Here are a couple of the highlights (may contain SPOILERS also lots of gifs, none of them are mine)
Gal Gadot is pitch perfect as Wonder Woman. She nails every single scene she’s in and she can do it all…romance, comedy, action, drama. Her version of Diana is the Wonder Woman I’ve always admired. She’has an innate sense of good and a strong desire to help people. She can’t just stand on the sidelines if she knows she can help and make a difference.
She’s also adorably naive as a fish out of water adjusting to man’s world and this is also where a lot of the comedy comes from.
Oh and there’s absolutely no denying that she’s ridiculously gorgeous. I fully believe that she actually is a Greek goddess.
Chris Pine is fantastic as Steve Trevor. I’m so glad DCEU snatched up the last Chris and cast him in this role. Steve is brave, he’s kind, he’s funny (his impression of a German officer was incredible) and like Diana, he has an innate desire to do good.
He’s supposed to be a spy and observe and report back but he can’t just do that when he knows that millions of lives will be lost if he just follows everything according to plan.
Also, Chris plays so well off of Gal Gadot. Their chemistry is just so good and I was rooting for them the whole time.
I know they predate Steve and Peggy in the comics, but their chemistry and the nature of their love story reminded me of Steve and Peggy’s relationship and made me enjoy it all the more. I adored all of their interactions together starting with their Little Mermaid like introduction with Diana saving his life and dragging him onto the beach,
their scene in the pools with Diana clearly checking him out,
the whole scene on the boat and the “ALL RIGHT I’LL SLEEP WITH YOU”,
Steve’s reaction to Diana in regular clothes and Diana saving them
and pretty much everything they did together.
Themyscira (a.k.a. colour porn)…Diana’s home is undoubtedly the most gorgeous place we’ve seen in the DCEU thus far. Colours abound EVERYWHERE. Diana rides a horse through a field of bright yellow flowers, she dives into vibrant blue waters, and the field she trains in is a lush green one. I want to live there and never come back.
The action scenes were kick ass! There was a bit too much slow mo, but overall I liked all the hand to hand combat scenes and really seeing Diana in her element, showing us what she’s capable of and handling he sword, shield, lasso, and bracelets like the bad ass warrior goddess she is.
Everyone needs to go see this movie because it is awesome and just look at this beautiful, precious face:
You can tell that the writers are fans of Doctor Who when you have a character with the Tenth Doctor’s fashion sense and the Ninth Doctor’s disposition. Also, Arthur Darvill is pretty friggin’ bad ass in this show. Just look at that Broody stance:
Because it’s a movie aimed primarily as kids that has awesomely diverse female representation when it comes to personalities, as well as beautiful animation, explains minds and emotions and memories and all that stuff in a way children can easily understand, passes the Bechdel test in like the first ten minutes, and stresses the importance of your own personal mental and emotional health.
This is a movie with a female protagonist (who enjoys both rainbow unicorns and hockey) that tells kids that if they’re feeling out of sorts, if they’re feeling sad or angry or afraid or disgusted, that’s okay. That’s normal. And it’s telling them to speak up, to tell someone, to express what they feel, because bottling up your emotions - putting on a brave face when you really need to cry - only leads to more pain.
Inside Out teaches kids that it’s okay to feel and that is so, so, so important.
A love letter to animation through and through! Using CGI, traditional animation, flash, stop motion, puppets, clay animation, among others, a show solely created to exploit and push the possibilities this wonderful medium offers, with top-notch tongue-in-cheek humor alongside more slapstick one, that can make you feel when itself to do so in ways that never feel manipulative, the best from both Europe and America.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Like Gumball, another love letter to animation, but with the added bonus that it’s also a love letter to classic horror films; very surreal, experimental at times, with a writing that can take you anywhere, from scaring the shit out of you, leave you uneasy, leave you uncomfortable, to just downright bittersweet feelings that never once feel forced or hamfisted, the only Cartoon Network show that has ever been nominated to an Oscar.
Ed, Edd & Eddy
It’s surreal as fuck and it captures the feel of the old, golden era shows from the 30′s and 40′s, plus it has the best ending of a cartoon I’ve ever seen.
It’s cute, it’s uniquely animated, it’s chock full of great characters, and it will constantly remind you of how great it was being a kid; plus, it has the thirstiest, gayest fucking bunny rabbit you’ll ever see, and you will love every second of his appearances. It’s the purest cartoon you’ll ever get to see!
King of the Hill
Relatable characters, relatable storylines, absurd situations that nevertheless always feel real enough, an MC that couldn’t be more different than us, and yet we one way or the other end up identifying with, one fo the very few adult cartoons that don’t have to rely on violence or sex to convey a mature feeling.
Star vs the Forces of Evil
Basically, america taking the magical girls genre from Japan, and just doing it right. The animation goes to shit around mid-season 1, but it recovers in season 2, the writing, however, just improves. One of the very few shows to pull off romance right, and with a constant knack at game-changing events after each season, a true example of how to do overarching plots that actually respect the audience.
Rick and Morty
Basically everything Futurama ever wanted to be: A love letter to sci fi, with dark yet compelling storylines that are always fun as fuck, fundamentally broken characters that continually evolve without losing their essences, gracious violence, lack of reliance on tired tropes, and surprisingly emotional moments that never feel out of place nor forced.
Golan the Insatiable.
Uniquely animated, with a very bizarre, borderline ADHD writing that nonetheless always keeps it entertaining, a pity it’s so short.
While the current season is the best animated series I’ve ever seen period, the older seasons are just a great, if much more lighthearted and a bit unfocused (mostly due to the old setup of stand-alone episodes), and while it’s true you can watch the new episodes without watching the older ones, as the season has been designed to be enjoyed like that, you can get a much better view of Jack and his current struggles by knowing what he already went through and how he used to tackle his old challenges, which makes the new ones much more striking.
Edit: Having finished season 5, I must say, the first half is still the best animated series I’ve seen period, the second, however, now belongs in the mentions with an *.
Wander Over Yonder
The closest we got to a return of the old slapstick-era cartoons of the golden age, at first a bit superficial, but as the series progresses you learn to love all of its characters, which all go through their own character arcs, alongside a big overarching plot that spans the entire second season, with an excellent ending worthy of its legacy.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
An everpresent dark humor that never takes itself too seriously, broken unlikable characters you will learn to love, a constant improvement in the animation as the show moves forward, an expanded secondary cast that help bring a breath of fresh air to the formula, and just plain awesome movies and crossovers.
A completely slice of life show that just works! Sure, the MC can get annoying, and the first season relies too heavily on gross-out humor, but from the second season the show finds its footing, with characters that are just filled with personality, settings that vary from mundane to just complete bizarre and yet always feel like part of the same universe, and plots that just serve to remind you how it felt to be a kid. Plus, there’s a teacher character that’s completely broken, and yet she always ends up being the most competent character of them all!
And finally, special mentions with a big asterisk:
The Loud House
At its core, it’s a great, unique show with a diverse cast of characters and an interesting animation that while simplistic, has a ton of charm, and when its properly exploited, is fun as hell, but sadly, more often that not it falls into old, tired tropes, making it a frustrating chore to watch, and so far those episodes outnumber the good ones, so it’s still a mixed bag.
Everyone and their mom will tell you this is the greatest cartoon ever made, but once you disregard the “muh deepest lore” and “muh mysteries”, it kinda falls apart, mainly due to an overfocus on the first MC, Dipper, heavily distracting from most of the lore in many episodes, the complete flanderization of the second MC, Mabel, originally a great character with tons of charm that eventually devolves into a selfish bastard that never learns from her mistakes or faces consequences for her actions, and finally, a lackluster second half of the final season that kinda throws away all the build-up lore and mysteries.
Phineas and Ferb
Great songs, great characters, very creative settings, and a fucking Top Gear’s trio cameo! But man if the formula just gets old, some of the songs are just god-awful, and many neat concepts and characters get terribly underused in favor of the same old tropes. Plus the simplistic designs of the main characters tend to clash a lot with the more polished ones found in later seasons.
In celebration of Father’s Day (which, by the way, Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome dads out there!) I decided to showcase a bit more of family moments that Johnny and Ash have with their adopted kids, Josh and AJ.
Again, huge shout-out @thewinterme for collaborating in the creation of JohnnyxAsh’s kids as well as some of these precious scenarios! You’re the best! ^_^
If you missedmy Mother’s Day post that I did for Ash,the basic synopsis is that Johnny and Ash cannot have kids naturally so they decided to adopt a few years after the got married. Their first adopted son Josh (a year old abandoned gorilla from Rwanda) and five years later is when they adopt little Ashlyn Jo/AJ (an orphaned infant porcupine from a remote region in Africa).
Ash would so buy little Josh this onesie to surprise Johnny with. <3
The first pict is much like I did with Josh instead this is when they’re bringing AJ home. I picture at first Johnny being terrified to hold his daughter; how small and delicate she seems to be. But with gentle prodding, Ash is able to convince him to hold her for the first time. <3
The next is another sweet father/children moment where Johnny reads to his kids before bed.
And I can’t finish it off without how their kids would end up in bed beside the couple. Little AJ has a hard time adjusting to sleeping alone and Josh, not being able to be left out, sneaks in bed with them as well. Johnny and Ash are more than happy to allow their kids to sleep between them. Just one big happy family. <3
Totally unrelated to Father’s Day but I just wanted to add a sweet moment from the first time Josh gets to hold his darling little sister. They’d be such amazing siblings and love each other dearly.
Anyhoo, just wanted to share some more picts and scenarios with Johnny and Ash’s children. Hope you enjoy. :-)