With more Marvel and D.C. comics movies coming, I'm strangely reminded of Saturday morning cartoons. That's likely because I was introduced to the superheroes that way. But there are other cartoons that deserve attention.
Have you heard of "Exosquad"? I came across the science fiction cartoon series on the video-streaming website Hulu.com. Then I remembered that I likely own a DVD of the show that I may have bought for a dollar (which I haven't watched) and that I had owned an action figure of an E-frame (mech) when I was a kid. There also is a Sega Genesis game based on the cartoon that I remember seeing in the past.
Anyway, I don't recall seeing the show when it aired in 1993, so I watched the first episodes of season 1 and 2. The show apparently will no longer be available to watch for free on Hulu in the next few days, so I couldn't procrastinate.
I was surprised to see how the mature the cartoon is compared to others of its time and enjoyed the first episode of season one. There were a lot of characters, but leader J.T. Marsh and clumsy Wolf Bronsky of the Exosquad stood out. Jumping into season 2 seemed confusing and too rushed, though, so I guess picking up the series in the middle may be difficult because of its many characters.
The show seems underrated, but then again, I haven't watched all two seasons. I read that it was canceled after the second season and so it ends with unanswered questions. I wonder if the show will be revived. Have you seen it? What do you think of the cartoon?
Here's a video on YouTube of an opening scene of the show that gives some background of its story:
(Update: After the expiration time passed for the episodes of Exosquad on Hulu.com, they are still there as of Aug. 1)