Media Update 9/10/2015


Archer

I’ve heard a lot about this show over the years since it was created. I saw a few episodes of its spiritual ancestor, Frisky Dingo, but I was never really impressed. It felt hollow and kind of boring at the time. I also wasn’t a big fan of the animation style which seemed a little stiff like animating cardboard cutouts or at least that’s what I see in my memory. I probably wasn’t going to watch any of Archer until I watched Bob’s Burgers and rewatched Wet Hot American Summer. I became a fan of H. Jon Benjamin’s voice acting. He gets to play the world’s worst secret agent in the world’s worst spy agency. It’s not that they don’t know how to do spy stuff but they get easily distracted by personal issues and minutae. Thankfully, their enemies are just as incompetent. It’s a pretty funny show but it’s definitely has a lot of racy content and dark humor. I would suggest watching it but it’s not for the faint of heart.

 


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

I have been working on this game for a while and enjoying the hell out of it. Like I said in my Top 11 Video Games post, I love the Borderlands series. It’s nice to see a post-apocalyptic landscape with a sense of humor to it. This time you get a little bit of a different ride. Once again you get to choose from one of four character classes. This time around you get Gladiator, Lawbringer, Enforcer and Fragtrap. In the first two games you played as characters who are more or less classified as “good guys”. In this game, you play as characters who are quite a bit more mercenary and willing to delve into more moral gray areas. There’s a reason for that. You’re working for the man who will be the main antagonist of Borderlands 2. The game is populated with familiar faces but also a lot of new characters with Australian accents since the game is made by 2K Australia. You get the same humor mixed with heart-crushing tragedy and when I beat it (the first time) I got a soaring feeling of victory. I definitely recommend checking it out.

 

Links of the Week:

MST3K Bashing Canada
Hell Broke Luce
We Got the Beat
C-Casandra
Updates:
– I finished Once Upon a Time Season 4. Whoa.
– I’m going to pick Wet Hot American Summer: Prequel up again
– Still working on Halloween and it was fun
– Sorry this was a little late. I’m sick.

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