Thursday, May 29, 2014
THROWBACK THURSDAYS: GARGOYLES
Fast forward to present day where wealthy billionaire Xanatos has moved the castle from Scotland to NewYork where he has placed it atop his skyscrapers. The Gargoyles are now awake once again in a world they know little of. Each of the gargoyles gets a new name in an effort to try and adjust: Hudson, Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, and Bronx (Goliath keeps his name because he is cool like that). They make friends along the way such as Detective Elisa Masa. Betrayed by Xanatos, the Gargoyles pledge to protect NYC as they once did their beloved castle.
So why do I like it and why do I have this sense of nostalgia for it? It was different from so many of the cartoons of that day. It helped that in 1994 I may have been going through a bit of a gothic phase so gargoyles were right up my alley. I actually liked the characters though. It was dark, characters were flawed, but I was hooked.
What did you think of the series if you watched it as I did? Is there another show you really miss? Do you feel old like I do? Please share in the comments.