Throwback Thursday Holiday Cartoons

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Well, lookie here! It’s Thursday and I’m actually writing the Throwback Thursday post.
Of course, my mind went blank when trying to think of what to talk about.

The holidays are on my mind with Thanksgiving next week and Christmas quickly approaching. I have certains show that must watches during the holidays.

This week our Throwback Thursday will focus on cartoons.

I grew up in the age on no remote controls, cartoons not on all day, and living in the country, no cable! We had an antenna! So, holiday cartoon specials were a treat.

My Three Must Watch Holiday Cartoons

1. Claymation Christmas

In case you don’t remember, but back in the day the California Raisins were the shit! They were Claymation and it was cool! This holiday special had the California Raisins, but many holiday songs. My favorite is probably the Carol of the Bells with this dumbbell (literal) who can’t keep with the song.

2. Garfield Christmas

I love Garfield! And now have my own fat, sassy orange cat (she is Princess). I like all the holiday specials with Garfield, but the Christmas one is great. They go back to the farm, and Jon’s family is an interesting bunch. Gotta love that Grandma!

3. Spongebob Christmas

Great episode where Spongebob learns about Chrissssmaaaasss as Sandy says. They decorate, write lists, and wait all night. No Santa..not until Squidward uncharacteristically steps up in his place.

Yes, there is no Peanuts special on here! I really have never carried for the comic or its specials. That little Lucy is a bitch to the poor depressing Charlie Brown (and that sick ass stick tree). If it wasn’t for Snoopy..it would be a loss.

(Always my own opinions. Affiliate links added.)

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First Thoughts on Penny Dreadful

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Let me start this with saying I was super excited to see this show. I didn’t know anything about it, but it had a creepy look to it that normals makes for a great show (i.e. American Horror Story, The Strain, Helix, Bates Motel, etc.)

I started watching the first episode yesterday of Penny Dreadful (Showtime), and learned pretty quickly that I will need to pay attention to this show to have any idea what’s going on.

First thoughts on those 30 minutes (give or take) I saw?

1. Enjoyed Josh Hartnett being cast in this. He is nice to look at, and has a Jonathan Harker  (Dracula) vibe to him. Maybe that’s just because the show started off with vampires (what else..who knows!).

Image from Showtime
Image from Showtime

2. This Vanessa chick has one look on her face all the time. It felt soooo terribly fake and over the top. I hope I grow to not be annoyed by this.

Image from Showtime
Image from Showtime

However, now that I have been on IMDb to get names and facts I see how many episodes actors have been in a series so I’m worried that #1 won’t be a factor for long!

(my own opinions shared..affiliate links added)

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Throwback Thursday TV Shows Canceled Too Soon

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This week’s Throwback Thursday theme is TV shows that canceled too soon.

Okay…it’s not Thursday, and once again I am running days behind. Hell of a week: Swim, 4-H, Heart Cath for my Dad, Cub Scout meeting, Girl Scout dance, and then Girl Scout event…balls!

On the plus side scored a new Vizio 49″ TV from Sam’s Club (the 240 hz 1080p) for $448(one day sale)..woohoo and it’s up and ready. Not that I am getting to watch shit on it since my kids are obsessed with the new TV!

So I am on the laptop writing this while I have another window open watching the first season of Penny Dreadful.

So, back to the theme of the week, TV shows canceled before their time.

Anymore I hate to watch shows their first season for fear it will be canceled after a cliffhanger of a finale or during the season.

The shows I wish hadn’t been canceled and would have been able to tie up some lose ends:

The River

This was a fun supernatural tale, and I would have liked to learn more about this river and if they would ever escape.

In The Flesh

Okay, not technically canceled, but in danger of being so. This one is such an unique take from BBC on zombies I will be truly sad if it doesn’t came back. Plus, I must know what happened to Amy! Available on Amazon Instant Video.

GCB

This comedy was over the top with its depiction of  Southern Christian ladies, but a fun watch starring Kristin Chenoweth.

Bad Judge

New victim of the cancellation chopping axe from NBC. I enjoyed Kate Walsh on this show about being an unorthodox judge..sort of a feel Harry Stone (Night Court). Funny, since I mentioned Night Court in last week’s Throwback Thursday post as well.

The Wil Wheaton Project

This show was the geeks’ The Soup. I enjoyed seeing it each week on Syfy, and finding out about the new science fiction, geek, and game stuff out there. It was sadly canceled after its first season this year.

I know there are more, and that’s why I wait for a season or two to be done and then watch on Netflix, or rent them.

What shows did I miss??

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