Ryan Thomason

A Lincoln to the Past Episode #19 – Defenders of Berk

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WPR’s youngest staffer Lincoln (Age 6) and Myself talked about Defenders of Berk, or How To Train Your Dragon – Season 2!


Now, before you go clicking that play button in the video there, I want to warn you. MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT. Hey, you try containing the excitement of a newly minted 6 year old boy talking about one of his favorite shows. Though, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the episodes since he just touches on the fun stuff in the plotlines for the first two episodes.

I’ll give you my spoiler free thoughts here. If you are even remotely a fan of the series, maybe you’ve watched the movie a couple of times. You should be watching this show. Thankfully, one of our staffers Kristi is also a big fan of the series and she’s an adult without kids (though we think our Editor of Watch – Jasen counts as one of her children). Anyways, most everyone is back to do the voice work that was in the original movie; which includes: Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Tuffnut (T.j. Miller). The animation is on par with how incredible it looks in the How to Train Your Dragon movie and all the short spin offs (If you have kids you probably own them all too). I’m sure the transition to How to Train Your Dragon 2 that is coming out next year will be flawless. I’m willing to bet that Defenders of Berk will be leading up to the major plot line of the next movie. They’ve been doing a great job of continuity in the franchise across all the releases.

The first episode Live and Let Fly has the gang being grounded, no dragons flying at all. Stoic is a little paranoid after the run in with The Outcasts in the season 1 finale. But that doesn’t stop everyone from creating a “Flight Club” to practice their training at night, learning how to fight more properly on their dragons in battle. Guess what the first rule of Flight Club is? Yup, you know it. My son looked at me funny when I chuckled after they said it. It’s these kinds of things that make this show worth it.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk this Thursday 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network, make sure you tune in! Kids with you or not, you’ll enjoy it.

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