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The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One DVD review.
The Aquabats! are an average ordinary superhuman rock and roll band.
- They’ve been trying to get a tv show for years, they’ve made a couple pilots and they’ve gone through more than a few members, and have had numerous close calls with the band breaking up, moving on, and getting real jobs.
- But here it is.
- Their own show.
- And it is amazing.
13 episodes of wacky campy adventures of guys who you aren’t sure if they are too old to be stuffing themselves in spandex shirts and neoprene hats. 13 episodes that are packed full of humour, fun, and tidbits for new and lifelong fans alike. Also included is the original pilot used to generate interest about the show back in 2008. It’s is very interesting to see how they changed the format and fleshed out the characters.
The campy attitude they use as well as the low budget effects and location (the park in which almost every episode was shot at) is something I miss from television today. I think it’s a reason I like reality tv as much as I do. Reveling in cheese is fun if done right, and The Aquabats! have just the right amount of cheese for me. They also have a cheeseball, which I didn’t even know existed until this show, ha!
- There’s a song in every episode!
- Sometimes two!
I wish they came out with a soundtrack to go with the DVD, the music in the series is so catchy and even a year later I am looking for that serry choda.
Every episode has an anime-inspired cartoon following cartoon Aquabats adventures in it, and almost every episode has a lil’ bat cartoon in it. Fake commercials are peppered throughout the episodes, which are cute and sometimes terrifying. These elements, combined with the main story the live action Aquabats are going through, make for a nice pace for today’s kids who get easily distracted. When everything gets tied together in Showtime, the cartoons suddenly make sense and there’s a big “wow” moment, which I don’t remember having from any show that was around when I was a kid.
Of the 13 episodes, my favourites are Eagleclaw, Floating Eye of Death, and Showtime. But it was reaaaaaally hard to pick because they’re all so fun!!
Watching this DVD makes me wish The Aquabats would come to Canada again! The concert scenes in the episodes are so fun. I’ve only ever been to one Aquabats show in person, but it’s a super rad time.
The DVD has a good amount of special features, but I wish there were more. They could have 30 hours of special features and I would still want more, haha. Bloopers made me guffaw a few times, guys in spandex falling down just doesn’t get old.
Thanks to Tyler from Click Communications who sent me the DVD to review.
I can’t recommend The Aquabats! Super Show! enough. I blog about it, I watch it, I own two rashguards and four Aquabats tees. The Aquabats are great, and if you own this DVD for yourself you’ll be part of their dream.
You can own the DVD by purchasing it at their online merch store here: http://theaquabats.merchnow.com/. Why not buy a t-shirt or two while you’re at it and look like a cool kid like me huh???
In celebration of today’s release of The Aquabats Super Show Season One on DVD, Tyler from Click Communications has set me up with a review copy for myself, and a giveaway copy (!!) to give to one of you lovely tumblr users!!
So I’m setting up a giveaway!
Reblogging gives you one entry, and liking gives you an additional entry!
If you already bought the DVD yourself, enter to win it for a friend you want to introduce to The Aquabats! If you don’t want to leave it to chance, be sure to buy the DVD from theaquabats.merchnow.com!
- Must have “ask” function enabled so I can notify you of winning.
- No “giveaway” or secondary blogs, please!
- Winner will be chosen May 28, 2013.
- Must be super-rad.
- Shipping to United States and Canada only.
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