Reboot is kind of a weird one. I only ever saw a handful of episodes, when it was on, but I’ve always been aware of it & have some degree of nostalgia for it even though I was never really into it. Mostly, I just remember Gigabyte shredding on a guitar for Enzo’s birthday & the horror spoof episode, where Enzo dressed like Michael Jackson in Thriller & Dot was Elvira. But considering it was made by the same guys that did Beast Wars and (presumably) had a lot of the same people working on it, it should be in my wheelhouse, right? My curiosity & the glowing reviews of this show over the years finally got me. I’m going to watch 1 ep a night until it’s done. Shouldn’t take more than 2 months. Here goes: Episode 1: The Tearing - There’s a lot going on in this episode. They have to introduce all the main characters, the main villain, establish the setting right away, set up some rules, introduce the concept of incoming games & how those affect their world and what happens when the user wins, then show the characters all getting trapped inside a game & fighting their way out, and on top of that there’s a plot to infect the system’s core that feels almost like it’s season finale material. I’d say it’s too much for a first episode, but it handles it well enough. It’s not a great start, but it does the job. By the end, we have a pretty firm grasp of who all our characters are & a decent understanding about the way their world works. Except for one thing- the idea that playing a game on your computer would destroy portions of your mainframe makes for good tv, but doesn’t make sense otherwise. I’m sure there’s a better explanation for what’s actually happening, but as of the 1st ep, it just looks like the user is blowing up parts of his computer’s software every time he runs a game. Overall- decent start.