Saints be praised! I’ve reached the end of season 3!
When I started my review of TMNT’s third season, I wasn’t particularly generous in my appraisal; citing badly fluctuating animation quality, re-re-recycled plots, a lack of story editing and annoying voice actor changes as reason for it being pretty terrible. While all those critiques weren’t dishonest (they happened; oh boy, how they happened), I CAN say that the season wasn’t as torturous as I recall it being.
There was some good stuff in this season that I was happy to discover whilst reevaluating the episodes. There was some heinous garbage, too, but not quite as much of it as I remember.
This final batch of five episodes are surprisingly all pretty good, so at least I’ll be ending things on a positive note. Up next is the lonesome death of Baxter Stockman (not really), a look at what would happen if Shredder actually won, and an epic 3-part finale. That’s right, an actual multi-episode story arc. Haven’t had one of those in while.
Shredderville (written by Francis Moss)
The Turtles wake up to find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world where they never existed and the Shredder rules all. Now trapped in “Shredderville”, the Turtles have to convince their former friends that they’re the good guys and defeat Shredder before the Technodrome explodes.