Just when I thought the series couldn’t get any better after season one, I was so glad to be proven wrong with the release of the Mutagen Mayhem DVD that kicked off the second season as only our turtle heroes could. Now it’s time kick shell and take names in six more episodes from season two in the The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones DVD that serves up more action and fun than you can shake a shuriken at.
The six episodes featured here, “Slash and Destroy,” “The Kraang Conspiracy ,” “The Good, The Bad, And Casey Jones,” “Fungus Humungous,” “Metalhead Rewired,” and “Of Rats and Men” give us even more ninja action and insight into the turtles lives through drama and comedy that fans have come to love. Take “Slash and Destroy” for example, where Raph’s pet turtle Spike gets into some mutagen and transforms into a hulking mutant turtle that names himself Slash (voiced by Corey Feldman, reunited with actor Sean Astin as Raphael). Soon Raphael and Slash are teaming up and kicking butt all over New York, until Slash decides they don’t need the other turtles and Raph’s loyalty to his brothers and best friend are tested. Of course the self-titled DVD episode is another great entry in the series, as the long awaited debut of Casey Jones comes around to shake things up a bit by bringing his own special blend of action and comedy to the team.
The other episodes also serve to make the show better in their own ways, either just by having fun with the characters or exploring what the evil Kraang have in store for our shelled brothers. As with the first season, I found myself enjoying the series more and more as each episode went by, which seemed to happen all too fast thanks to them being so good. While the extras here are a bit on the light side, they’re just as cool as the show. There’s more of the “Mutation of a Scene” featurettes that show a part of an episode with storyboards and rough animation footage being compared to the final draft. “Meet Casey Jones” shows off the newly introduced hero in a small feature that tells a little about him while showing clips of him in action.
Nickelodeon has yet another hit on their hands with their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones DVD. While the episodes do tend to fly by quickly and it’s a little light in the extras department, you’ll enjoy every second of the great action / comedy mix here, as well as the fun special features. This is one DVD that families and fellow Turtle fans will want to pick up that’s sure to give one shell of a good time for all.