- Network: Nickelodeon
- Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2012
Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings
Nov 25, 2012I grew up in the 80s and 90s, I bought the toys, watched the movies, and ate the pizza, not since I was a kid has the Turtles captured myI grew up in the 80s and 90s, I bought the toys, watched the movies, and ate the pizza, not since I was a kid has the Turtles captured my imagination, the folks at Nickelodeon has really done their homework and made something special, I can not suggest tuning in with your own little ones enough... TURTLE POWER!!… Full Review »
Nov 12, 2012As a 27 year old male this show brings back a fantastic nostalgia of my childhood. The show retains much of it's original qualities, improvesAs a 27 year old male this show brings back a fantastic nostalgia of my childhood. The show retains much of it's original qualities, improves in other areas and 1 only have one complaint, Mikey's mask tails are too short, a guy like Mikey if anything would be the one with the long mask tails, so that's ass backwards but they really have done an amazing job. I find myself even chuckling at the show quite often, almost as if they knew people my age would tune in lol, it has great humor, it's a bit tougher even but I am hoping it gets a bit more rugged, it doesn't have to be much tougher since children will be watching it, but I think it could be pulled off; the acting is great the visuals are mind blowing. I do sincerely hope they change Mikey's mask tails since he was and is always gonna be my favorite; this is a highly recommended show.… Full Review »
Oct 8, 2012This version finally understands what so many versions before have failed to (and only the film series seemed to realize): that wise cracksThis version finally understands what so many versions before have failed to (and only the film series seemed to realize): that wise cracks and different weapons was never enough to differentiate the turtles themselves. Every one is a well developed character in it's own right, and every one has distinct methods of interacting with it's siblings. For example, watch as Raphael feels superior to Michelangelo and Donatello, but attempts to tear down Leonardo's confidence. It's a welcome change, and an exciting one. And the writers clearly understand how much the brotherhood between the turtles is worth - for once we have a TMNT series without an obligatory audience surrogate - a decision I fully welcome, as an "outsider" would interfere with this formula and recenter the focus from the brother's interaction to 'dealing with the outsider and it's antics". It would have been easy to drop in a 16 year old Casey Jones to match the 16 year old April, but the series doesn't stoop to that level. What's most exciting about this new iteration is that it doesn't want to stand on the shoulders of any previous version. It doesn't want to manufacture a version of what's "cool" like the original series, nor does it want to be westernized anime like the 2000's series (or a sentai show like the best-left-unspoken live action one). Instead, it wants to be Mars Attacks. It has a pulp sensibility modified by more modern stylistic choices, and is very jarring at times. But the sudden shock is the point, and it uses some of the same tricks that made Invader Zim work so well.
Some of the humor does fall flat, and the third episode is too formulaic for my tastes (despite Lewis Black's role, which he does a fine job with). But this version of the turtles we all know and love is more than just a new advertising scheme made to sell toys. It has a beating heart, one driven by some amazing writing and a solid grasp of comedic timing and tension. Speaking as a 30 year old man I've subjected this new show on all of my friends, and every one of them has liked it. You can find it streaming on Nick's site, commercial free. They may not say Cowabunga anymore, but don't worry. It's better this way.… Full Review »