Sunday, February 20, 2011

Powered Up For a 'Super' 2011

I thought about doing my usual year end review last month, but really, a lot of 2010's memorable things happened early in the year (Survivor's 10th anniversary, Winter Games in Vancouver, Valentine's Day) -- followed by a summer with team builds and outdoor activities, capped off with the trip to Pasadena. Plenty of good times, but also a feeling of going stale... Between the lack of new Power Rangers ("reversioned" MMPR instead), American Idol needing a change and spending forever with Nintendo's all-star fighter Smash Bros Brawl, when there are plenty of Wii Mario and Zelda titles out there. It adds up to much anticipation for the next several months and it'll be well worth it.

Not since The Secret of World of Alex Mack ended have I watched Nickelodeon much. Now 13 years later there's reason again with the return of Saban's Power Rangers. What seemed impossible a year ago now has become reality. It's great to be back to old school PR with people and a network who actually care and it looks beautiful with HD cameras and higher budgeted sets. Although the episodes themselves won't always turn out that good with plots directly lifted from the Japanese series.

This year will also have a new music competition when the X-Factor starts in the fall and I look forward to Smallville's big ending and playing Super Mario Galaxy.

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