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They’re not standing around the watercooler, but Cheryl Sadler, Mark Meszoros, Mark Podolski and Nicole Franz are talking about what they’ve been watching, listening to and playing during their free time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My boy loves green, and not just Kermit the Frog

My son, Sam, just turned 3, and he's at the stage of his life when he's green.

No, I'm not talking about an individual who's inexperienced, although a 3-year-old would qualify. For Sam, it's all about the color green.

He excited to see "The Muppets," which hits the big screen next week, and mom and dad will gladly oblige. We remember watching Kermit the Frog and Co. when we were kids, and now that it's making a comeback, a new generation can enjoy Jim Henson's creation.

Sam also loves another shade of green. Cartoon Network debuted its newest superhero show, "Green Lantern: The Animated Series," and the boy - and his dad - love it.

In reality, the show is way above a 3-year-old's head, but it doesn't matter. The action, CGI graphics and cool green lights are enough to grab any toddler's attention. Any type of action too violent can be fast forwarded thanks to DVRs.

The series follows test fighter pilot Hal Jordan, who has been chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps and wear a special ring that provides him unbelievable super powers. The one-hour premiere was just a taste of what Cartoon Network is touting as part of its "DC Nation" for 2012.

The Network has confirmed a handful a episodes have been green-light (pardon the pun), so if you missed the first episode, get ready for more after New Year's.

As Sam can attest, Green Lantern is a hit. Up next, though, is Kermit and his friends. Sam, and even his dad, are excited.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo

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