Lists by Zabon
Here's a list of my favorite movie actors (this list is limited to movie favorites, not including television series; I've made a similar list for TV series characters)
I have a very strong memory and personal love for the 1994 Spider-Man animated series. There are 72 episodes in the full series, but 20 of them hold quite a weaker plot and have somewhat of a rather uninteresting story when it comes to the overall progression and feel of the series itself. Many of the episodes here also don't match the Spider-Man universe for some reason. I also have a list that parallels this one including 35 of the best episodes from the series. However, these would be my picks for the weakest bunch of episodes from the series run, from the worst to the mediocre.
I have a very strong memory and personal love for the 1994 Spider-Man animated series. There are 72 episodes in the full series, but 35 of them are the best written and most compelling as well as having a reasonable climax or somewhat strong component that drives the episode as a whole. I would have to say that the most exciting and enthralling episodes are those that revolve around the symbiote storyline dealing with Carnage and Venom, closely followed by the Goblin arc. So these would be my picks for the top 35 episodes in specific order:
Red Dwarf doesn't have many episodes, but I'd have to say 2/3 of the series had well-written plot, story, and moral complexity. The following episodes were, to my knowledge, the best written, most compelling, and psychologically enthralling episodes that won on three levels (drama, comedy, and story). Additionally, each of these episodes offered some form of great character development and connective plot points. These were also the handful that featured excellent guest characters being used as actually convincing and valid plot devices. These are the few episodes I found to be mentally and morally driven. These are the episodes that were meant to be viewed for their comedic value as well holding a solid premise and sustaining strong connective plot points. I have a list that parallels this one, so yes, there are at a full 20 episodes of Red Dwarf I rather disliked. The following 30 are the best episodes when it comes to a strong effort at complex story-telling and indeed entertain the most for actual dramatic value without failing at comedic moments. I've listed them according to a respective preference for complexity as well as favoritism for each compelling story.
Red Dwarf doesn't have many episodes, but I'd have to say 2/3 of the series had well-written plot, story, and moral complexity. The following episodes were the few I did not find to be mentally and morally driven. Rather, they were meant to be taken as a comedy watch without having a solid premise, or strong connective plot points. I have a list that parallels this one, so yes, there are at a full 30 very good episodes of Red Dwarf when it comes to the writing, at least in my opinion. The following 20 are the worst episodes when it comes to a lack of complex story-telling and entertain the least for actual dramatic value.
Here's a list of my 200 favorite movies of all time in specific order. ^_^
These are definitely my favorite episodes in the history of The Simpsons, respectively. I tried to sort it out to my liking.
Also known as "David el Gnomo" and "The World of David the Gnome." This would be a listing of the episodes in order of best to worst. I feel that the following is reflected by the selection of plot, premise and moral value, as well as having some form of conflict and lesson as well as the overall impression given by the flow of the episode in its initial output. I feel that the best episodes are "The Careless Cub", "Friends in Trouble", "The Mountains of Beyond" and "The Gift" in terms of storyline and overall value of the morality attached to the pertaining plot. Of course, background music plays a huge contributing factor to how the episodes are displayed, primarily due to the great flow of the fantasy environment reflected by the series.
These would be my least favorite episodes in this series. There are many I did like, however... those which held some form of morality or complexity in terms of plot and story. Otherwise, the ones that were just random shooting and no actual solid plot would account for some of the most useless episodes. I found the following to be quite random, boring, or overall lacking in some way or form. I've also listed a solid amount of episodes that make up a lengthy percentage of the high points in the series in terms of well-written, better story-driven plots that would be a positive opposite of the ones I've listed here. In any case, these would be the slew of episodes we could have done without in terms of plot and story. These are the episodes I found to be quite boring and less impacting in terms of plot, story, development and overall impression. I tried ranking them based on my actual sentiments.
This is a listing of my favorite episodes of the Sopranos series, respectively.
These are by far my least favorite episodes of the very awesome series we all know and love. This was a top 10 list but I decided to stretch it to a top 20 recently due to a recent surge of poor episodes being added to the existing repertoire.
These would be my picks for the top 30 best episodes of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. I chose them in respective order based on strong moral, connective plot points, and virtually all the best story elements. I have another list for the worst episodes as a parallel.
These would be my picks for the top 10 worst episodes of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. I chose the episodes in respective order based on the weakest stories without any actual premise or moral, and without any connective plot points, and virtually no story elements. I have another list for the actually great episodes as a parallel.
These would be my picks for the 30 best episodes from this awesome anime series; respectively, of course, in an order based highly on the moral value, battle complexity, and overall emphasis on supporting characters. These episodes would likely be the all-out best of the bunch out of the 112 episodes produced of this memorable series.
I don't normally conform to what is considered the best. I hold these following flicks to be the best prison movies based on actual premise, complexity, storyline, motivation, character development, as well as proper usage of plot devices. I find them to merit discussion as well as strike a chord in terms of a moral scope. Yes, these flicks hold a very powerful moral complexity and I personally find them to be an exhausting brilliant concocting of criminal judgment and a war of ego. Yes, these movies feature escape, brawls, struggles, and other genuinely enthralling features such as brainwashing or incapacitating the criminal element to within an inch of their very existence. However, what makes them especially brilliant is to see the psychological battle as well as the war held on the physical plane.
These are my picks for the top 25 best anime series and movies.
These would be my picks for the 60 best episodes in all three seasons of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. These are the episodes that are quite excellent for actual story and premise. Truly enough, they are the episodes revolving around the Green Ranger and his physical conflict as well as his moral and internal struggle with himself as he later becomes the White Ranger. The series gradually becomes about Tommy as it progresses, although it is highly at its peak when the character is used as a perfect plot device and in an exclusive manner. Other great episodes involve a plot depicting characters in the spotlight such as Goldar, Lord Zedd, and Rito Revolto. These three antagonists along with some of the better monster characters, make the series a phenomenal experience, almost equally as good as the Japanese Sentai and the original Zyuranger. However, it is due to these specific episodes that the series is such a great highlight and a television phenomenon, having a great amount of moral value as well as having a great plot. I have also put together a list if the top 60 worst episodes which follow a weaker premise and are filler in their nature. These episodes here are a clear parallel to those episodes. The episodes here have a clear advantage over the weaker ones due to being orchestrated in a very brilliant manner. I go down the list respectively, from the absolute best to the above-average.
These would be my picks for the 60 worst episodes in all three seasons of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. These are the episodes that are quite random and have less of a moral value as well as having a lame plot. I have also put together a list if the top 60 best episodes which follow a strong story and premise that pretty much is a parallel to these episodes. The absolute worst episode by far is entitled "The Great Bookala Escape" as that episode is levels worse than all the rest on this list, for a less-than-average writing criteria when specifically looking at that episode. Others here are also rather poorly orchestrated but not nearly half as bad as that episode. I go down the list respectively, from the absolute worst to the mediocre.
This list is rather incomplete as it's a work in progress, but these few I've included are technically some of the best female antagonists I've seen in series and movies, be it animated and/or live-action.
This would be a list which compiles my ten favorite animated one-shot Super-Hero films. This list does not include Anime (Japanese Animation) but I have a separate list which does include my favorite Anime films. This is strictly for cartoons which I have found to be the most action-packed yet morally complex and at the same time strike a chord with the music, BGM, storyline, characters, plot devices, and pretty much all the other essential facets of entertainment working out perfectly to contribute to an actually enthralling viewing experience yet sustaining a strong psychological analysis. Generally speaking, I love both Marvel and DC; they are the legends of Super-Hero mayhem, but these movies stand out because of their plot and overall well-written scripts; so let's see which ones make this list.
These would be my picks for the worst episodes of Married... With Children, respectively. They encompass most of the show's points of weakness, which were pretty much all the episodes that concentrated on sports as a primary source of laugh factor or an attempt at sports trivia. Not everyone is a fan of sports so these episodes are quite lame, to say the least. The other episodes that are in this list are the very lame traveling ones which had weak endings and even weaker connections. Also, each of these episodes does not have a nice connective plot point for a finely suited ending theme, which is contrary to the very good episodes of the series. Most of these just end rather random and without much meaning. These are also the least funniest episodes for the actual writing. I also crafted a list of the episodes that were quite the opposite and were extremely enjoyable, but this list concentrates on those that weren't as entertaining.
These would be my picks for the best episodes of Married... With Children, respectively. They encompass most of the show's primary atmosphere and have a strong storyline attached to the plot. Also, each of these episodes has a nice connective plot point for a finely suited ending theme as opposed to the episodes that end rather random and without much meaning. These are also the funniest episodes for the actual writing, but that's besides the point. I also crafted a list of the episodes that weren't as good, but this list concentrates on those that were quite entertaining.
This would be a list which compiles my ten favorite animated Super-Hero long-running series. This list does not include animated one-shot superhero films or Anime (Japanese Animation) but I have separate lists which do include these as well. This is strictly for cartoons which I have found to be the most action-packed yet morally complex and at the same time strike a chord with the BGM, storyline, characters, plot devices, and pretty much all the other essential facets of entertainment working out perfectly to contribute to an actually enthralling viewing experience yet sustaining a strong psychological analysis. Generally speaking, I love both Marvel, DC, Image, etc.; all these have contributed to adding a slew of legends and a whopping menagerie of Super-Hero mayhem, but these series stand out because of their plot and overall well-written scripts; so let's see which ones make this list. I maintain my personal favorites above the others for being darker in terms of writing.
This would be a list which compiles my ten favorite animated one-shot films. This list does not include Anime (Japanese Animation) but I have a separate list which does include my favorite Anime films. This is strictly for cartoons which I have found to be the most morally complex and at the same time strike a chord with the music, BGM, storyline, characters, plot devices, and pretty much all the other essential facets of entertainment working out perfectly to contribute to an actually enthralling viewing experience.
This is a listing of my favorite episodes of the entire Oz series, respectively.
This is a listing of my favorite episodes of the Shield series, respectively.
These are my least favorite episodes of Dragon Ball Z, respectively. I choose them not only based on the lack of emotional depth or developmental value... but also on the lack of sheer ferocity and brutality. Neither is evident in these episodes. This is, after all, a fighting series. The episodes I have listed here rely far too heavily on holding a face far too long to waste time onscreen, or groaning and moaning to the extent where the episode's dialogue lacks a heavy degree of actual meaning. If it's not on my list, then it's most likely not a bad episode in terms of development and storyline. If it's on this list, then it is likely a very boring episode overall, having a long-lasting beam struggle or overall superfluous amount of airtime when it shouldn't have. Also, most of these episodes weren't even filler as some of the filler material actually had a stronger premise. It is evident that this list is comprised of episodes that were rather boring or relied only on a one-on-one scuffle that just plain lasted too long. Otherwise, other instances of inclusion on this list are episodes that were just too silly and/or stupid and made comical jokes rather than being targeted more towards a dramatic and morally complex story. Since this is a fighting series, these episodes lack a bone-shattering, back-breaking, uber-action-packed explosion of the nitty gritty feel of most Dragon Ball Z episodes.
These are my favorite episodes of Dragon Ball, respectively. I choose them not only based on emotional depth or developmental value... but also on the sheer ferocity and brutality that is found in each. If it's not on my list, then the fight just isn't as devastating or relentless... I've found that these represent the most bone-cracking, spine-breaking, and the grisly when it comes to the overall feel of the series; The series is fueled by these extreme episodes and it would have never been as severely action-packed and overwhelming if it were not for these episodes; without them, the series would just not have been the same. Maybe a list incorporating emotional moments would be nice also, but this list is derived to illustrate the most ruthless aspects of the series in its nitty, gritty, bone-cracking, back-breaking battles whilst amassing a glorious savage moral, yet maintaining and encompassing tremendous brutality. I also have a similar list pertaining to Dragon Ball Z episodes. However, this list is limited to Dragon Ball.
These are likely my least favorite episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In accordance, they are comprised of the rather random and idiotic episodes that seem like filler and/or are comedic in their initial premise. My least favorites are the ones that are quite boring, followed by the attempts at comedy. In retrospect, my list of favorite episodes is a contrast as it is solely comprised of episodes that are deep in morality and have a slew of perplexed and complex villains.
These would be my picks for the best Hercules episodes and movies; this list is still rather incomplete as I may add a few more in the future.
These are, in my opinion, the most compelling and well-written episodes of the Clone Wars series; in terms of plot, story, characters, morals, and overall viewing experience.
Well, these are probably the "only" female characters in the series, but ranking them is the main objective here.
It is obvious the MK Villains will dominate my list. And other than the obvious fact that their initial design and appearance is very detailed, they are essentially the best fighters of the MK universe as well. The following are my favorites, respectively, in this order.
The series run had two seasons in total; 26 episodes in total and some episodes that weren't as good in terms of plot and occurrences, these would be all the episodes in specific order for actual suspense, climax, and pivotal plot points.
Of course, this list is compiled of all the villainous characters I've found to be quite enthralling throughout the movies, series, expanded universe, and games.
Here's my picks for best non-animated television series under drama, action, and comedy.
These would be my picks for the best episodes of Xena, in terms of writing, storyline, well-established characters and plot devices, and proper usage of moral complexity.
These are my favorite episodes of Dragon Ball Z, respectively. I choose them not only based on emotional depth or developmental value... but also on the sheer ferocity and brutality that is found in each. If it's not on my list, then the fight just isn't as devastating or relentless... I've found that these represent the most bone-cracking, spine-breaking, and the grisly when it comes to the overall feel of the series; The series is fueled by these extreme episodes and it would have never been as severely action-packed and overwhelming if it were not for these episodes; without them, the series would just not have been the same. Maybe a list incorporating emotional moments would be nice also, but this list is derived to illustrate the most ruthless aspects of the series in its nitty, gritty, bone-cracking, back-breaking battles whilst amassing a glorious savage moral, yet maintaining and encompassing tremendous brutality.
Of course, this list is compiled of the supporting guest cast whom I've found to greatly stand out in the Farscape universe. These are obviously my overall favorite characters in the Sci-Fi series as well.
These would be my picks for the worst episodes of Farscape; something was quite lacking in all these episodes, be it a moral complexity, or even some form of development; it's as if these episodes were rather filler and were just randomly inserted and didn't play a contributing factor in the progression of the plot.
These would be my picks for the best episodes from Farscape in terms of characters, story, development, plot devices, and overall morality and genuine complexity of a psychological overdose of great storytelling. In hindsight, most of these episodes have a great repertoire of supporting cast members and have been extremely memorable.
Here's a list of my personal favorite bad guys / characters from the live action Xena and Hercules series.
This list is far from my personal favorites. I'm merely pointing out the greatest actors I've seen because of their sheer ability to be extremely convincing at just about every role they portray. This list definitely isn't based on the portrayal of my favorite characters, but they most definitely deserve the attention they get 'cause they've just plain earned it.
Note: The list does not correspond to how many awards the actors have won, but their actual superb ability to portray a repertoire of characters.
This would be a listing of the "Nu Pogodi" episodes in order of best to worst. I feel that the following is reflected by the choice of musical intrigue in each pertaining episode as well as the overall impression given by the flow of the episode in its initial output. I feel that the best episodes are Episode #3, #7, and #18 in terms of storyline and overall value of the BGM. Of course, background music plays a huge contributing factor to how the episodes are displayed, primarily due to the phenomenal effect of the soundtrack as a whole. As a Russian cartoon, it relies heavily on the soundtrack, which is congruent throughout the series as a fundamental part of its groundbreaking effect on history.
Here's a list of my favorite anime villains and victims... which mainly consist of henchmen and evildoers, but also some victims. All supporting characters that I love. From series such as Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, One Piece, Shaman King, Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, etc. No heroes on my list.
This is a genre that has offered quite a few awesome games in the past decade. It is likely one of the most enthralling in terms of plot, and has some of the most compelling visually appealing bonus features, including but not limited to the wide variety of side quests and the free-roam aspect. Sandbox games have come a long way and offer a large amount of replay value.
These would be the picks in terms of worst storyline and overall plot mechanisms being put to poor use. I've made another list to go in conjunction with this list, pertaining to the best episodes from the series run.
These would be the best picks in terms of storyline, characters, and overall plot devices being put to good use. The fifth season seemed to hold the strongest as almost all the episodes were greatly interconnected but there were also some that could be nitpicked from prior seasons and forthcoming seasons that rather stood out as well. However, in the long run, these episodes held the strongest moral value yet kept true to maintaining an action-packed basis of instrumentation of the plot rather than keeping the pace dry or plainly being poor like the comedic episodes which were used as filler material. These would be the strongest episodes for plot points, in respective order:
This list is meant to correspond with the appending 10 best episodes from this short-lived 26 episode series. Indeed, these would be the episodes that were less enjoyable of the bunch.
These would be my picks for the 10 best episodes from this short-lived 26 episode series. Indeed, this was one series that deserved to be continued and begged for more installments as I would have loved nothing more than to see my favorite Marvel character, Carnage, in this art style.
As I previously listed 30 episodes of Batman Beyond that stood out quite well amongst the 52, these would be my picks for the bottom half of episodes from the series. Of the 52 aired episodes, I've meticulously nitpicked the 20 that I've found to be lacking in some way or form. For example, those driven by a romantic angle or a rather comical intrigue are some of the least enjoyable in this series. I've found "sentries of the last cosmos" to be the absolute worst, but I've gone down the list in respective order following this entry. Most of the ones I've listed here greatly lack moral complexity and aren't as compelling as the counterpart list I've created prior.
These would be my picks for the most solid episodes of Batman Beyond, respectively. Of the 52 aired episodes, I've meticulously nitpicked the 30 that stood out and placed them in respective order of actual morality, worthwhile challenge, and overall emphasis on some form of grandiose plot and story implementation.
This is a listing of my favorite episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, respectively.
Of course science fiction is a genre that is quite engrossing in terms of atmosphere and events. There's a repertoire of flicks that encompass this specific type of movie, but of the slew, there are but a few that I've greatly enjoyed. Here's a complete listing of those that I've actually found to be above or beyond qualifications met to be an interesting, epic, and/or morally satisfying take on the genre.
These would be my favorite movies based on fight scenes; some of these were extremely memorable and I found them to be exquisite due to the choreographed madness that took place within these flicks. Of course, most of the villains rocked hard and were my favorites due to their awesome fight scenes and their brilliant fighting technique. I also included the animated brawls I greatly enjoyed, so this list is based on both animated and non-animated fights I've greatly enjoyed most of all.
Here's a selection of horror flicks I quite enjoyed... I didn't make the list at random; I thought about which I loved most and went down the list. Sorry if there aren't any black-and-white era pictures here; those weren't my favorites by a long shot, although I do respect them in their own right. Also, I'm not very fond of zombie flicks or random slashers... I went for the more psychological and demonic entities as opposed to the basic Jason/Freddy-esque norm, which weren't very frightening. Also, I selected based on actual fear factor and moral value in mind.
Here's a list of all my personal favorite movie characters who mostly comprise of either villains, antagonists, or victims.
These are my favorite actors in TV series. They are in no way the best actors, they are my personal favorite actors due to the roles they portray.
Here's a list of my favorite bad guys in video game history.
These are definitely my least favorite episodes in the series. I absolutely detested them due to one of two things... the fact that they didn't have a solid storyline... or no strong moral behind the episode. I'm not including the "Spin-off" showcase episodes or the ones involving random flashbacks as those aren't stand-alone episodes. They are just meant to summarize lots of events and serve as such. But when it comes to single plots, these are definitely my least favorite episodes ever without a doubt... in specific order.
Here's a list of my favorite cartoon characters... not including anime. I made a separate list for anime characters. My favorites primarily consist of villains, victims, and other supporting characters.
These are likely my least favorite episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess. In accordance, they are comprised of the rather random and idiotic episodes that seem like filler and/or are comedic in their initial premise. My least favorites are the ones that are quite boring, followed by the attempts at comedy. In retrospect, my list of favorite episodes is a contrast as it is solely comprised of episodes that are deep in morality and have a slew of perplexed and complex villains.
Here's a list consisting of numerous perspectives in terms of angles, ranging from first person to third person, but limited to the genre of horror. This list has been compiled based on games that have shown some of the greatest fear factor and proven to be successful in terms of replay value. Basically, this isn't a list based on popularity level, so the more frightening games are obviously listed higher than the most popular ones.
This specific genre has come a long way, generating a menagerie of titles in more than two decades. Although there's a repertoire of these games, some have stood out more than others in terms of plot, story, characters and genuine fun factor. Of course, much like FPS games, this genre has offered a slew of games with awesome soundtracks and memorable boss battles. These are the select few that are definitely worth the time, effort, and patience in terms of proper usage of these elements in the perfect dosage.
This list incorporates a collection of beat 'em up games; those included here are likely the most compelling in terms of story, characters, and boss battles. Of course, boss battles are a very prevalent feature in beat 'em ups as well, due to the anticipation of reaching the next big fight. Another deciding factor is likely the music and mood that the game offers. Well, these would be a few titles that are very recommended for beat 'em up fans overall.
It's only fair that there's a complete list of worthwhile fighting games if there's going to be a list of FPS, platform, and beat 'em ups. Fighting games have come a long way and have stood the test of time. In particular, many of the predecessors are some of the best in the genre and deserve all the worthwhile attention.
This list is primarily comprised of my favorite FPS games on numerous systems. I love them in respective order based on the actual story, characters, music and plot... as well as the bosses, which would be a huge deciding factor in this genre. The FPS genre is my favorite when it comes to gaming, so I decipher the games on a solid basis; not based on trivia or which sells most, but based on actual level of numerous positive factors that go into play. Of course, this list does not decipher nor include multiplayer as a deciding factor, as that doesn't connect to the overall replay value of the single player campaigns. In essence, this would be a good resource for FPS games that don't rely on multiplayer as the primary positive point but have some of the best single player missions and bosses.
This would be a complete listing of my favorite episodes of Futurama, in respective order. Generally speaking, if an episode is not listed here... then it's probably not one of my favorites.
Here's a rundown of my favorite characters in The Simpsons.
These are without a doubt my favorite characters from the Futurama series in its entirety.
This would be my selection of the most emotional episodes based on the scenes that correspond with each episode... these are basically the episodes that would make anyone swell with sadness or feed the viewer's morality meter. I also have another list for my overall favorite episodes in the series (which are just for action scenes and most brutal moments)
These would be my picks for the best Dragon Ball movies ranging from the beginning of Dragon Ball through the end of GT... You won't be seeing any Broly junk on this list as those are the most useless in single-story plot driven movies. However, the rest I've listed seems to be in the order I feel that each deserves its credit...
Here's a list of all my favorite characters (primarily henchmen and secondary villains or bad guys and victims) of all time... in specific order. Primarily from the shows "The Sopranos," "Oz,", "The Shield," and "Dexter."