So, for my second blog entry, I thought I was going to do something music related but it is not so. I am of the nerdier ilk if you could say such a thing, and l probably like things too nerdy for my age. One such thing being Batman. I love all things Batman, always have, probably always will. With that said, I am writing some initial thoughts of the new series Beware The Batman currently airing on Cartoon Network. Three episodes in and I can say the series isn't half bad. Batman has always been a darker character, attempts at making him kid friendly, or harkening back to the campy Adam West Batman (which I do adore) have been mixed sometimes. With Beware The Batman, a darker and honestly more adult one akin to the beloved Batrman: The Animated Series is apparent.
Stylistically I think the characters are rendered with a modern look, but again bringing about memories of BTAS, which isn't a bad thing. A mere 3 episodes into the series, it focuses on a younger Batman, whom as usual battles villains, struggles with balancing the battle of Bruce/Bat, and learning as he goes along the way. Among other things I have been impressed with is the voice acting and this incarnation of Alfred. In this depiction Alfred is a badass, ala Michael Cain's references to Alfred being ex British military, and it works. I really would love to see this series continue. There ya go, I'm a child. Thank you.
If anyone reads this, please note it's my first blog entry. I'm writing this because like many of you (I hope I'm not the only one) sometimes, for some reason be it life, work, school, etc., I just never get around to checking out a band. It's not because I don't like them or am avoiding them based on a preconceived opinion; shit happens AP.NET. I am writing in regards to the band who have dubbed themselves Squid The Whale. I've seen their name (which I love) tossed around this website from time to time, and being the grown up in training I am, I finally checked them out. My first impressions are that I dig their sound, and to me they sound like a mix of The Gaslight Anthem/A very soul infused Circa Survive. That's just me though. Check them out!