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27th Jun '16 10:55:58 AM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/UltramanMax'' is a fantastic entry. From its fun and likable cast to its excellent usage of some of classic monsters to its relatively solid SFX to its fairly lighthearted charm, there's something for anybody who loves {{Toku}}, {{Kaiju}}, or Ultraman as a whole. It's also a fantastic entry for newcomers to get introduced to the standard Ultraman formula without the troubles of adjusting to the more outdated effects of older series, being locked out of continuity and {{Homage}}s, or getting the wrong idea of the franchise's general nature. Unfortunately being sandwiched between grimdark franchise reboot ''Ultraman Nexus'' and nostalgia-fuelled MilestoneCelebration ''Ultraman Mebius'' keeps ''Max'' from getting as much attention as other series.

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* ''Series/UltramanMax'' is a fantastic entry. From its fun and likable cast to its excellent usage of some of classic monsters to its relatively solid SFX to its fairly lighthearted charm, there's something for anybody who loves {{Toku}}, {{Kaiju}}, or Ultraman as a whole. It's also a fantastic entry for newcomers to get introduced to the standard Ultraman formula without the troubles of adjusting to the more outdated effects of older series, being locked out of continuity and {{Homage}}s, or getting the wrong idea of the franchise's general nature. Unfortunately being sandwiched between grimdark franchise reboot ''Ultraman Nexus'' and nostalgia-fuelled MilestoneCelebration ''Ultraman Mebius'' keeps ''Max'' from getting as much attention as other series. [[AwesomeMusic Oh, and theme song is kickass.]]



* The original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is by no means bad. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks.

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* The original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is by no means bad.deserves a lot more credit than it gets. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks. There is a reason why the titular red-and-silver giant hero is such a pop culture icon is his homeland, after all!
27th Jun '16 8:26:05 AM XFllo
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** ''Ultraman Mebius'' is quite possibly the greatest entry in the franchise's very long run. The {{Mythology Gag}}s, {{Homage}}s, and ContinuityPorn it brought as [[MilestoneCelebration the 40th anniversary series]] are absolutely wonderful for any long-time ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' fan (So great to see so many classic monsters return!). The cast is very endearing and well-developed, the show pulls of major [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], [[FunnyMoments funny]], [[AwesomeMoments awesome]], and [[TearJerker sad]] moments, the idealism is refreshing, and the stories are always top notch with a nice balance of light-hearted and serious. They even got actors from the earlier entries to reprise their former roles, creating many amazing guest appearances!

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** * ''Ultraman Mebius'' is quite possibly the greatest entry in the franchise's very long run. The {{Mythology Gag}}s, {{Homage}}s, and ContinuityPorn it brought as [[MilestoneCelebration the 40th anniversary series]] are absolutely wonderful for any long-time ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' fan (So great to see so many classic monsters return!). The cast is very endearing and well-developed, the show pulls of major [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], [[FunnyMoments funny]], [[AwesomeMoments awesome]], and [[TearJerker sad]] moments, the idealism is refreshing, and the stories are always top notch with a nice balance of light-hearted and serious. They even got actors from the earlier entries to reprise their former roles, creating many amazing guest appearances!



* Despite the short run, ''Series/UltramanX'' was a great entry in the franchise. It had [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing visual effects]], a well-written story, and likeable characters. There's many returning monsters and Ultramen, cool new monsters, and a creepy yet awesome villain! We also get great interaction between the Ultraman and his host, both entertaining and meaningful. Every episode was top notch from the dramatic ''Living Together'' to the hilarious ''We Are Nebula!''. Can't wait for the movie!
* ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}'' was the best of the Showa entries (entries from 1966-1981) in the ''Ultra Series''. While it was actually fairly sparse in terms of Kaiju, which the franchise is famous for (Even so, it produced many memorable ones), the aliens made for far more interesting villains. It had smart writing, thought-provoking episodes, and [[DarkerAndEdgier darker elements]]. It touched on subjects like genocide, war, racism, tyranny, and so much more. The special effects [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny may look awful]], but they were amazing for their time (Some actually hold up not too badly!). There is a reason why Ultraseven has gotten more remakes and appearances than the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', after all!
* That being said, the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is by no means bad. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks.

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* Despite the short run, ''Series/UltramanX'' was a great entry in the franchise. It had [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome amazing visual effects]], a well-written story, and likeable characters. There's many returning monsters and Ultramen, cool new monsters, and a creepy yet awesome villain! We also get great interaction between the Ultraman and his host, both entertaining and meaningful. Every episode was top notch from the dramatic ''Living Together'' to the hilarious ''We Are Nebula!''. Can't wait for the movie!
Nebula!''.
* ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}'' was the best of the Showa entries (entries from 1966-1981) in the ''Ultra Series''. While it was actually fairly sparse in terms of Kaiju, which the franchise is famous for (Even (even so, it produced many memorable ones), the aliens made for far more interesting villains. It had smart writing, thought-provoking episodes, and [[DarkerAndEdgier darker elements]]. It touched on subjects like genocide, war, racism, tyranny, and so much more. The special effects [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny may look awful]], but they were amazing for their time (Some actually hold up not too badly!). There is a reason why Ultraseven has gotten more remakes and appearances than the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', after all!
* That being said, the The original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is by no means bad. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks.
26th Jun '16 9:51:22 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/UltramanMax'' is a fantastic entry. From its fun and likable cast to its excellent usage of some of classic monsters to its relatively solid SFX to its fairly lighthearted charm, there's something for anybody who loves {{Toku}}, {{Kaiju}}, or Ultraman as a whole. It's also a fantastic entry for newcomers to get introduced to the standard Ultraman formula without the troubles of adjusting to the more outdated effects of older series, being locked out of continuity and {{Homage}}s, or getting the wrong idea of the franchise's general nature. Unfortunately being sandwiched between grimdark franchise reboot ''Ultraman Nexus'' and nostalgia-fuelled MilestoneCelebration ''Ultraman Mebius'' keeps ''Max'' from getting as much attention as other series.



* ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}'' was the best of the Showa entries (entries from 1966-1981) in the ''Ultra Series''. While it was actually fairly sparse in terms of Kaiju, which the franchise is famous for (Even so, it produced many memorable ones), the aliens made for far more interesting villains. It had smart writing, thought-provoking episodes, and [[DarkerAndEdgier darker elements]]. It touched on subjects like the absurdity of the nuclear arms race, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, how easy it is for dictatorships to take over, and what if HumansAreTheRealMonsters. The special effects [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny may look awful]], but they were amazing for their time (Some actually hold up not too badly!). There is a reason why Ultraseven has gotten more remakes and appearances than the original ''Ultraman'', after all!

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* ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}'' was the best of the Showa entries (entries from 1966-1981) in the ''Ultra Series''. While it was actually fairly sparse in terms of Kaiju, which the franchise is famous for (Even so, it produced many memorable ones), the aliens made for far more interesting villains. It had smart writing, thought-provoking episodes, and [[DarkerAndEdgier darker elements]]. It touched on subjects like the absurdity of the nuclear arms race, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, how easy it is for dictatorships to take over, genocide, war, racism, tyranny, and what if HumansAreTheRealMonsters.so much more. The special effects [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny may look awful]], but they were amazing for their time (Some actually hold up not too badly!). There is a reason why Ultraseven has gotten more remakes and appearances than the original ''Ultraman'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', after all!all!
* That being said, the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is by no means bad. Carrying over the special effects magic of the Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies that made [[Creator/EijiTsuburaya Eiji "Master of Monsters" Tsuburaya]] famous, it's got lots of charm ([[NarmCharm the lovably cheesy kind included]]), genuine heart, and characters you can truly root for. There's no denying that it is rather outdated from the 60s values to the old-school practical effects, but the same old-fashioned feel adds to the retro charm like the phone that sounds like King Ghidorah or the wrestling-type battles. Of course, we have the real stars of the show - the monsters, of which the very best (Zetton, Gomora, Antlar, Baltan, Red King...) are worthy of the Master of Monsters' best Toho creations. All in all, the original ''Ultraman'' is the perfect show for anybody who loves old-fashioned television or Showa-era Kaiju flicks.
17th Jun '16 12:08:49 PM Flame
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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' won many disillusioned fans back with just it´s first episode, which is contains only original footage (the first one in 22 years). It has a well balanced cast, suprisingly good acting (for Power Rangers) and reputation of being CrazyAwesome. The resident Red Ranger, Tyler definitely takes the cake. His EstablishingCharacterMoment? Flying on the scene like a Tarzan and protecting his fellow future Ranger by deflecting laser blasts with a shovel. Also, he draw a map with a crayon, stating that it´s good for outdoors because it is waterproof. And the best thing is that he is completely sane, well-adjusted person despite the fact that he does not see anything weird going on with all the aformentioned things. His father taught him that after all. Well, then there are the other characters. Including an absent minded [[romantic CasanovaWannabe]], a [[NiceGuy adorable]] caveman and a [[LargeHam medivial knight]]. It has enjoyable villains too. Dino Charge has Sledge, who is not after the destruction of Earth for little to no reason, has a pretty good characterization and a love interest on board. Dino Supercharge takes it even further with [[HamAndCheese Heckyl]], who is 100% more evil than Sledge, smart enough to outthink the Rangers for several times and still very much insane.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' won many disillusioned fans back with just it´s first episode, which is contains only original footage (the first one in 22 years). It has a well balanced cast, suprisingly good acting (for Power Rangers) and reputation of being CrazyAwesome. The resident Red Ranger, Tyler definitely takes the cake. His EstablishingCharacterMoment? Flying on the scene like a Tarzan and protecting his fellow future Ranger by deflecting laser blasts with a shovel. Also, he draw a map with a crayon, stating that it´s good for outdoors because it is waterproof. And the best thing is that he is completely sane, well-adjusted person despite the fact that he does not see anything weird going on with all the aformentioned things. His father taught him that after all. Well, then there are the other characters. Including an absent minded [[romantic CasanovaWannabe]], [[CasanovaWannabe romantic]], a [[NiceGuy adorable]] caveman and a [[LargeHam medivial knight]]. It has enjoyable villains too. Dino Charge has Sledge, who is not after the destruction of Earth for little to no reason, has a pretty good characterization and a love interest on board. Dino Supercharge takes it even further with [[HamAndCheese Heckyl]], who is 100% more evil than Sledge, smart enough to outthink the Rangers for several times and still very much insane.
17th Jun '16 12:06:42 PM Flame
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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' won many disillusioned fans back with just it´s first episode, which is contains only original footage (the first one in 22 years). It has a well balanced cast, suprisingly good acting (for Power Rangers) and reputation of being CrazyAwesome. The resident Red Ranger, Tyler definitely takes the cake. His EstablishingCharacterMoment? Flying on the scene like a Tarzan and protecting his fellow future Ranger by deflecting laser blasts with a shovel. Also, he draw a map with a crayon, stating that it´s good for outdoors because it is waterproof. And the best thing is that he is completely sane, well-adjusted person despite the fact that he does not see anything weird going on with all the aformentioned things. His father taught him that after all. Well, then there are the other characters. Including an absent minded [[romantic CasanovaWanabie]], a [[NiceGuy adorable]] caveman and a [[LargeHam medivial knight]]. It has enjoyable villains too. Dino Charge has Sledge, who is not after the destruction of Earth for little to no reason, has a pretty good characterization and a love interest on board. Dino Supercharge takes it even further with [[HamAndCheese Heckyl]], who is 100% more evil than Sledge, smart enough to outthink the Rangers for several times and still very much insane.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' won many disillusioned fans back with just it´s first episode, which is contains only original footage (the first one in 22 years). It has a well balanced cast, suprisingly good acting (for Power Rangers) and reputation of being CrazyAwesome. The resident Red Ranger, Tyler definitely takes the cake. His EstablishingCharacterMoment? Flying on the scene like a Tarzan and protecting his fellow future Ranger by deflecting laser blasts with a shovel. Also, he draw a map with a crayon, stating that it´s good for outdoors because it is waterproof. And the best thing is that he is completely sane, well-adjusted person despite the fact that he does not see anything weird going on with all the aformentioned things. His father taught him that after all. Well, then there are the other characters. Including an absent minded [[romantic CasanovaWanabie]], CasanovaWannabe]], a [[NiceGuy adorable]] caveman and a [[LargeHam medivial knight]]. It has enjoyable villains too. Dino Charge has Sledge, who is not after the destruction of Earth for little to no reason, has a pretty good characterization and a love interest on board. Dino Supercharge takes it even further with [[HamAndCheese Heckyl]], who is 100% more evil than Sledge, smart enough to outthink the Rangers for several times and still very much insane.
17th Jun '16 12:05:27 PM Flame
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** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce is one of, if not THE, greatest Power Rangers seasons ever. It completely averted NeverSayDie in its first frelling episode, it had great characters, cool action scenes, and one of the zords was basically Batman. How could this not be awesome?

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** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is one of, if not THE, greatest Power Rangers seasons ever. It completely averted NeverSayDie in its first frelling episode, it had great characters, cool action scenes, and one of the zords was basically Batman. How could this not be awesome?awesome?
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' won many disillusioned fans back with just it´s first episode, which is contains only original footage (the first one in 22 years). It has a well balanced cast, suprisingly good acting (for Power Rangers) and reputation of being CrazyAwesome. The resident Red Ranger, Tyler definitely takes the cake. His EstablishingCharacterMoment? Flying on the scene like a Tarzan and protecting his fellow future Ranger by deflecting laser blasts with a shovel. Also, he draw a map with a crayon, stating that it´s good for outdoors because it is waterproof. And the best thing is that he is completely sane, well-adjusted person despite the fact that he does not see anything weird going on with all the aformentioned things. His father taught him that after all. Well, then there are the other characters. Including an absent minded [[romantic CasanovaWanabie]], a [[NiceGuy adorable]] caveman and a [[LargeHam medivial knight]]. It has enjoyable villains too. Dino Charge has Sledge, who is not after the destruction of Earth for little to no reason, has a pretty good characterization and a love interest on board. Dino Supercharge takes it even further with [[HamAndCheese Heckyl]], who is 100% more evil than Sledge, smart enough to outthink the Rangers for several times and still very much insane.
1st Jun '16 1:09:28 PM XFllo
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is awesome. It has an original story line with twists on fairy tale characters. There's this resurgence in the interest of folklore and fairytale, and it's not all done in the tweeny sort of way either. There is the amazing [[EvilIsHammy hammy-ness]] of Rumpelstiltskin who is just fucking awesome, and the Evil Queen also. Prince Charming is a {{Badass}} and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a royal who actually does something]]. This show also turned Literature/PeterPan into [[AdaptationalVillainy ''the ultimate evil'']], and it made it work ''so well.'' And over the course of the series, [[TrueCompanions the main cast become closer with each other to the point of considering themselves a family]].

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is awesome. It has an original story line with twists on fairy tale characters. There's this resurgence in the interest of folklore and fairytale, and it's not all done in the tweeny sort of way either. There is the amazing [[EvilIsHammy hammy-ness]] of Rumpelstiltskin who is just fucking awesome, and the Evil Queen also. Prince Charming is a {{Badass}} and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a royal who actually does something]]. This show also turned Literature/PeterPan into [[AdaptationalVillainy ''the ultimate evil'']], and it made it work ''so well.'' And over the course of the series, [[TrueCompanions the main cast become closer with each other to the point of considering themselves a family]].''



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is so, so awesome. In a time when live-action superhero stories are mostly [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers all dark and Nolany]], it stays lighthearted and upbeat while still being full of heart. Not only are the characters interesting and fun to watch, the effects are almost on par with their cinematic counterparts, and the plot intertwines the superhero struggles with human drama quite nicely. Not to mention that, at the end of each episode, there's a hook that leaves you guessing what's going to happen next.
** Another thing to love about the show is the large number of HeartwarmingMoments.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is so, so awesome. In a time when live-action superhero stories are mostly [[WebVideo/HonestTrailers all dark and Nolany]], it stays lighthearted and upbeat while still being full of heart. Not only are the characters interesting and fun to watch, the effects are almost on par with their cinematic counterparts, and the plot intertwines the superhero struggles with human drama quite nicely. Not to mention that, at the end of each episode, there's a hook that leaves you guessing what's going to happen next.
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1st Jun '16 12:10:10 PM pointycatears
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* ''Series/OnceUponaTime'' is awesome. It has an original story line with twists on fairy tale characters. There's this resurgence in the interest of folklore and fairytale, and it's not all done in the tweeny sort of way either. There is the amazing [[EvilIsHammy hammy-ness]] of Rumpelstiltskin who is just fucking awesome, and the Evil Queen also. Prince Charming is a {{Badass}} and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a royal who actually does something]]. This show also turned Literature/PeterPan into ''the ultimate evil'', and it made it work ''so well.''

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* ''Series/OnceUponaTime'' ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is awesome. It has an original story line with twists on fairy tale characters. There's this resurgence in the interest of folklore and fairytale, and it's not all done in the tweeny sort of way either. There is the amazing [[EvilIsHammy hammy-ness]] of Rumpelstiltskin who is just fucking awesome, and the Evil Queen also. Prince Charming is a {{Badass}} and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething a royal who actually does something]]. This show also turned Literature/PeterPan into [[AdaptationalVillainy ''the ultimate evil'', evil'']], and it made it work ''so well.'' And over the course of the series, [[TrueCompanions the main cast become closer with each other to the point of considering themselves a family]].


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**Another thing to love about the show is the large number of HeartwarmingMoments.
28th May '16 5:27:51 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* Say what you like about it, but Gilligan's Island is such a fun show to watch. It's like Laurel and Hardy meet Robinson Crusoe with a good dose of Jules Verne added. Exotic scenery, likeable characters, jokes that are funny without being mean spirited, what's not to like? Also, the fact that it was created by an intellectual is pretty cool.

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* Say what you like about it, but Gilligan's Island ''Gilligan's Island'' is such a fun show to watch. It's like Laurel and Hardy meet Robinson Crusoe with a good dose of Jules Verne added. Exotic scenery, likeable characters, jokes that are funny without being mean spirited, what's not to like? Also, the fact that it was created by an intellectual is pretty cool.
28th May '16 5:25:11 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* Say what you like about it, but Gilligan's Island is such a fun show to watch. It's like Laurel and Hardy meet Robinson Crusoe with a good dose of Jules Verne added. Exotic scenery, likable characters, jokes that are funny without being mean spirited, what's not to like? Also, the fact that it was created by an intellectual is pretty cool.

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* Say what you like about it, but Gilligan's Island is such a fun show to watch. It's like Laurel and Hardy meet Robinson Crusoe with a good dose of Jules Verne added. Exotic scenery, likable likeable characters, jokes that are funny without being mean spirited, what's not to like? Also, the fact that it was created by an intellectual is pretty cool.
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