There are modern inventions I love, and there are others which I feel have negatively impacted our lives. The worst, though, are the ones that are somehow both. To wit: I love our DVR. I whisper sweet nothings to it when no one is around. When I’m busy or just spaced out and therefore miss or forget about a favorite show, it’s no problem! My beloved DVR has remembered to record it for me, and I can view it at my leisure!
But I also hate our DVR, because it has ruined something absolutely fundamental about childhood for my kids—there is now no reason to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to watch cartoons, because they can watch their favorite shows whenever they feel like it. That just seems… wrong, somehow.
Not that we don’t do Saturday morning cartoon marathons around here, obviously. It’s just that the kids are just as likely to fire up some back episodes of their favorites as they are to actually do the live television. And really, they can’t win, because if they watch live TV I give them a hard time about the insipid commercials (you know, those things they can fast forward over when they’re using the DVR).
Regardless, I predict we’ll be doing live TV this weekend—how could we possibly resist when it’s Super Hero Saturday?
The back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back heroics start at 9:30am (ET/PT) with the new Legion of Super Heroes episode “In the Beginning,” which details the Legion’s formation.
The premiere of The Spectacular Spider-Man will follow at 10:00am with “Survival of the Fittest,” in which high school student Peter Parker must face both The Enforcers and Vulture.
As Spider-Man begins, The Batman will end with an hour-long event, “Lost Heroes,” in which Batman, Robin and Green Arrow battle The Joining after it has kidnapped the Justice League members and transferred their powers into alien androids.
(See the full article for more details, obviously.)
I don’t know about you, but with a line-up like that, even I’m gonna be parked in front of the television come Saturday. Um, for nostalgia’s sake, of course.