TMNT Is Back and You Should Watch It

If you were a kid during the late 80s and early 90s then you know about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! You had to. Every Friday night at 7:30, I would get ready to watch it right after the Ghostbusters.

This spawned toys, games, live action movies, clothes, water jugs.. everything you could think of. It was in the lips of the children anywhere you go.

The original series ended in 1996 and had several reboots after the which I wasn’t really able to follow that much. This year though, the turtles are back and better than ever. Nickelodeon has done a superb job of making me feel like a little kid again.

Heroes in a half shell!

At first glance, it is not appealing. I took a peek, then changed to something else. It wasn’t until I ran out of things to watch when I went back to it, and I am very thankful that I did.

The reboot is faithful to the origins story. Four turtles get exposed to the mysterious mutagen ooze which turns them into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their master, Splinter, who was also exposed and turned into a giant rat, trains them to be ninjas.

My mom wouldn't buy me one of these when I was a kid

All four turtles are present and accounted for. April o'Neal and Splinter round up the good guys. The main baddies like Shredder and Krang are also here.

The show is in CGI. Unlike the original which was hand drawn cartoons. This gives it a more grimy feel which is very nice. The original one felt too “clean”.

The full cast

Each episode in the first season just got better than the last. I had a new favorite episode each week. New characters are introduced at the right pace and you understand each character’s motivations.

The first season runs for 12 episodes. The second season has already been confirmed. Each episode is just fun to watch. Put this in your queue or watch it over the holidays.

Cowabunga dude!
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