As always, I am the Dtrain with your latest fix of Dorky Comic News. (Disclaimer: by saying “latest fix,” Dtrain may or may not promote drug use.) This edition was going to be about one of the comics I read, and why you should too. However, a lot of stuff happened as it pertains to TV and movies, that my propaganda to get you to rush to the nearest comic shop will have to wait. Let’s get to it.

Last Thursday was the season finale of Smallville. I wish I could go into more detail about it, but I am not sure whoever is reading this is a fan of the show, and has not seen it yet. (Although, if you are a true fan, you’d have seen it. You jerks.) All that I can say is that is was a very BIZZARE ending. For those of you that get what that meant, leave me a message telling me what it is and your free DCN T-shirt will be in the mail.

On Saturday, those of you that frequent superherohype.com got to see the first picture of Heath Ledger as the Joker from next summers The Dark Knight. That’s Batman Begins 2 for those of you that need to catch up. From the looks of it, this version is going to shy away from the cartoony and campiness that the Joker has brought to the comics, as well as the first movie. Nolan (director) is going for a more realistic, sadistic version. He did not do the fans wrong with the first movie, and I can’t see him doing wrong here.

Last but not least, the finale of the best show on television that is not Smallville also ended this past Monday. (For those of you that thought The Bachelor, you are no longer allowed to DCN. Please leave. NOW. I’m serious. Get out of here. Not kidding here, guys. Ummm, other random comment to make the joke last too long and get tired. OUT!!) For the rest of you, I am talking about Heroes. This show was 23 episodes this season, and every one of them ruled. Each ending was a cliffhanger, and the finale gave resolution to the story. It left you with questions, but not enough to feel unsatisfied with the ending. And the epilogue, with Hiro, doesn’t act as a cliffhanger for the current story, but as a great starting point for next year. If only the writers of Lost could have done a show that well, they might have kept me as a fan, instead of boring me to death last season that I had no other choice but file the show in my “wait for the show to end, then watch it on DVD” file.

That brings me to both the end of the column, as well as a question: What shows on DVD do you watch? I want to know, because I want to write about them. Please realize that some of you might get made fun of, but c’mon. DCN isn’t known for its seriousness. (Actually, it’s not known for anything. I put it on myspace. Whoopee.) Anyway, write me a message with what TV shows on DVD you are currently watching, and that’s what DCN will be about next time. Well, that, or it’ll be a rant about none of you responded and that you all suck. We’ll have to see.

P.S. Can’t deny you what I promised: The Ultimates. Get the Graphic Novels. You’ll be glad you did.


“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.” – The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents


Unknown said...

I'm a big fan of Family Guy and Simpsons on DVD. I used to watch The Sopranos too. I downloaded the first season of the Dresden Files on iTunes, but I woulndn't recommend it to too many people. (Read the books. Much better.) I'm waiting for Heroes on DVD and I'm thinking of getting the Battlestar Galactica DVDs but haven't gotten around to it.

I should probably point out I don't ever watch TV though so I tend to only buy the DVDs if lots of people tell me how great something is.

dre222 said...

I know why Smallville's season finale was so bizarre, but I'm not going ot spill it here so you'll have to wait for an email. When I saw it, I was like "WTF?!?" You and I will to discuss this at some point.

New Joker looks awesome. SO much cooler than the old one. Happened to DVR a Heroes marathon this past weekend, so I have that waiting on me when I get home.

Here's some shows I've enjoyed on DVD: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Rome, Penn & Teller B.S., House, M.D., Veronica Mars, The Office, and a few others I can't think of right now. I tried watching the Adventures of Brisco County Jr. because I have much love for Bruce Campbell, but I couldn't stick with it. Hopefully his other series will keep me hooked a little better. Also going to check out The Adventures of Lois and Clarkn to see if I missed any episodes during its original run.

Also, thanks for the DCN post- great as always!