Ryan Thomason

SymBionic Titan is the Best Animated Show on Cartoon Network

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It’s been a long time since I got this into an animated show, usually I stick with dramas and you know, human actors. SymBionic Titan has taken me out of that funk.

If you know the name Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Samurai Jack) that should be enough to make you watch this show. It’s not very often that you come along something that really is more that just pretty looking stuff splashing across the screen. All too often, I’m more engaged with the dialog and the story that goes on the show than anything. The characters are engaging, the dialog, voice acting, and the flow of every episode is better than you get on most network shows. The main characters are from the planet Galaluna: Princess Ilana, her bodyguard Lance, and their Robot Buddy Octus. Yes, there is typically a ‘monster’ every episode that comes through the rift/portal thing to try and kill the three that make SymBionic Titan. Sometimes though, the monster is just something they throw at the end to have an excuse to make big explosions and awesome scenes of the Titan fighting.

My favorite episode though was when they did a flashback to Lances training and how his father was a scientific genius to the king (and creator of the SymBionic Titan). When his father dies, he’s shipped to a military boarding school and learns how to fight for himself. The episode was purely back story, and nothing fancy, but because it was so damn well written, I’ll never forget it.

I could go on and on about this show, but I think that if I leave enough hanging, you’ll take a chance with it. Cartoon Network moved it to a time slot I don’t like, Wednesday at early evening. It used to be after that pile of crap Clone Wars show, but not anymore. Do yourself a favor and DVR this show, you won’t be let down, I promise.

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