Now the show is in its second season with the premiere episode showing this very morning. To commemorate the event, I celebrated in the only logical way I could think of: by plopping myself down on the couch with a bowl of Count Chocula and watching cartoons all morning, leading up to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The episode starts off a few weeks after the end of last season. The turtles have beaten the Kraang back into submission and the Shredder has gone into hiding after getting his butt handed to him by Splinter. April has been away from the turtles taking care of her father, who has a touch of PTSD after being kidnapped by a race of aliens that look like brains. It's all a pretty standard opening for a season premiere, quickly recapping the events of the last season.
The story kicks in when a communication device the turtles commandeered from the Kraang shows signs of life. Donatello manages to decode the message and discovers that the Kraang's ship is on the move. But since it's cloaked, they can't follow it. Luckily, Donatello has a radar tracking device made out of a first generation Gameboy that he gives to April. She enlists her father to help her understand the coordinates of the radar.
|Pictured: Butt Cannons|
|Hoping that Screwloose eventually shows up|
Given everything that I've seen so far, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles manages to be a great show. It has a tone all it's own despite borrowing from its predecessors. It takes the childish fun from the original 1987 show while working in complex plots and characters from the 2003 incarnation and everything works magnificently. I still need to catch up on last season, having missed the second half due to life getting in the way but I'm really looking forward to this season and the mutants they have in store.