Somehow, this show’s outro found a way to be even trickier than the outro of VAMPIRE BUND (watch my review if you don’t know what that means.) Three underage school girls - - with little apparent connection to the actual episode- - going at it for two minutes while bubblegum pop plays? Good thing I didn’t choose to watch this on the plane ride home.
My assessment of NEEDLESS shifted a lot while watching it. The intro with the shirtless dude made it look like it was going to be absolutely awful. Then, it got to be so over-the-top all around that I just couldn’t resist the outrageousness of everything. It seemed like the creators knew how absurd this all was and decided to ride it for all they could, scoring major XP points for presenting the character’s super-moves like fighting game specials. Of course, that gag then went on for a lot longer than it should’ve and I started feeling like I was seeing references to a game I've never played - - and that was lame, friends. By that point, the tricky outro proved to be a fitting (and revolting) capper to all of this nonsense.
“Nonsense” really is the right word to describe this pilot, because I’m still not sure what the hell it was about. The plot’s buried under copious quantities of chibi and speedline-adorned shouting. In most cases like this, I’d go online and read an official synopsis to get a better sense of what I’ve just watched. In this case, though, whatever curiosity I had about this Blade guy and his compatriots has been dissolved by that tricky outro’s slimy goo.
Just... just... gross.
Watch this episode "Adam Blade" below and decide for yourself.