Sunday, January 1, 2012

Closing up 2011

Looking back on the year, it's easy to say part of it belonged to Smallville. But once summer came, it became easier to move on and 2011 pretty much became a mix of reboots and old school meets new favorites - gradually making it feel like we really were back in the '90s...

This was the first year for Power Rangers under Saban since 2002, trying to recapture the glory of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. As great as it is to have the Rangers again, its failed on some levels between bad acting and forced translations of the Japanese series. Not the same originally from 10 years ago, that's for sure.

Beavis and Butthead returned after its last episode in 1997, making it feel like the boys never went away (and they kinda didn't with a cameo on MTV here and there over the years). Plus the new Thundercats is still pretty awesome.

2011 also brought a fresh new spin on music competitions and was a good time to get back into classic '90s Nickelodeon. Though The '90s Are All That block has proven to be not all that - focusing more on Nicktoons as of late and not completing Hey Dude's run - it's still great to see the classic shows return, especially Hey Dude, Secret World of Alex Mack, Salute You Shorts and Are You Afraid of the Dark.

I'll also remember the year for playing Super Mario Galaxy, very reminiscent of Super Mario 64 which I first played through back in my last year of high school.

More awesome songs from 2011:
"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
"The Ghost Inside" - Broken Bells
"My Body" - Young the Giant
"Tonight is the Night" - Outasight