I was looking for shows to watch during my free trial. I found this show. I did watch the original She-ra on VHS at a neighbor's house but I don't remember it.
I have no nostalgia feeling going on when I watched this show.
I know it's a kid show. It feels like it's an adult show. Unlike Batman, Static Shock, Avatar or the Eliza Thornberry, this show feels like it's hesitating in its tone. It actually mentions death. It never really go into seriousness or anything dire situation where the protagonist loses
The cynic in me thought the show was being fake when I first saw the theme song. That was my first impression until I got into and watch all the episodes. It did feel genuine.
I don't know what to say much. The show was good. I wish we can take a look at the Horde side and the manipulation. Oh yes, the manipulation part - that part is definitely adult stuff. Shadow Weaver had a lot of spotlight but we never got anywhere with her or Hordak.
Finale was weak. Reminds me of Fairy Tail coupled with the power rainbows and friendship power in a very deus ex machina way. Yes, Adora or She-ra's sword seems to solve everything really conveniently.
Compared to past and confirmed female, can I say "lesbian" if that's the political correct word?, relationships like Korra and Adventure Time, they were really milking Adora and Catra. There were a lot of tense and moments where it felt weird and forced.
I guess nowadays American cartoons have to be diverse in gender politics and what not. In the realm of anime, they don't have to worry, there's a genre dedicated to yaoi and yuri relationships.
Taka , oh yeah the theme song is total trash. I mean overall I enjoy the show, but the first half felt very conventional. Catra personally have to be my favorite character of the show with all the internal conflict she goes through. Me personally really enjoy Catra and Adora conflict.
Also is weird that you see Catra and Adora conflict and see them as lesbian, yet someone who likes Yuri do not really see that. I mean I would not be surprised if they go that route, but I personally see more of a sister relationship. I mean again would not surprised if they go that route, I mean they do have one basically confirmed lesbian couple in the show, granted minor background but still. And given the show runner background I would not be surprise. Which I am not against the idea if they go that route.
Also calling someone a lesbian is alright. I mean you only occasionally see someone getting nitpick with bisexual and whatever but who cares.
Also as far as the diversity goes, I mean at least the design are not all barbie dolls like the original show due to them wanting the character to all have the same body shape to make the toys faster.
Forgive me, my comment wasn't coherent and clear. I didn't find Adora and Catra relationship as natural compared to Korra and Adventure Time. Even if I miss the hints in Korra, I felt it feels natural. Catra and Adora's relationship (while it was the cornerstone and made things pretty unimportant) felt milked and forced.
I was left confused and didn't want to offend anyone that I didn't see them as a couple.
I like how you phrase their relationship, "sisters" I couldn't come up with my answer. Yours is something I believe in.
I didn't think about the toy aspect. A good point there.
Just to recap on season 1 (because I'm watching season 2 which has 7 episodes?) season 1 was mostly on the relationship between Adora and Catra, Adora trying to fit in with the rebellion, Catra trying to rank up, and the princesses have to be reunited
season 2 - only seen 4 episodes but I have to rewatch them again because I was working while the kids were playing
I realize how Hordak feels out of place where he's dark and everyone else is goofy. Hordak who has been to other planets I assume should be more competent with technology. I don't expect him to be a scientist. When Entrapta fixes his stuff, he didn't used insulated cables? That makes Hordak seem incompetent. Speaking of Entrapta, she really fits in and she can work on new inventions without losing her innocent character. She even brute forces into Hordak's privacy and Hordak accepts her.
Catra facing a lot of friction and hostility from Hordak and others within the army. Meanwhile, Scorpion is trying to make best friends with Catra
I did not pay attention to She-ra and others which is why I need to rewatch season 2's first four episodes
Adora, Glimmer, and Bow embark on a journey of discovery that leads them to the desolate Crimson Waste. Meanwhile, Hordak and Entrapta push Catra aside while they conjure up a master plan that only The Princess Alliance can stop. The journey of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power continues on Netflix August 2nd!
Even it's short, it got more plot progress than season 2.
I feel the show flesh out the villains way better than the good guys excluding She-ra, Bow, and Glimmer. Then again, we don't see the other princesses this season. Or I feel more emotionally invested in. Shadow Weaver and Hordak had their relationships as well as their characters more shown. I never thought to see parallels between Catra and Hordak. Both did the best they could but their superior will put them down over one mistake.
The other character who got development, Angella, Glimmer's mom had an unfortunate result.
The moment Angella gets development and tells Adora she will be brave. She sacrifices herself to pull the sword from the portal. Adora was going to do knowing the consequences since that happened to Mara the previous She-ra
I do like Entrapa's relationship with Hordak. Entrapa is an innocent, naive scientist who is only there on the Horde's side because there is science and tools to help her seek knowledge and experiment things. And also because she believes Catra's statement of Adora abandoning them. Ironically, Catra betrays Entrapa and made Hordak believe her lie of Entrapa betraying them and letting the princesses in.
In season 4 before the 3 or 2 episode part finale.
Another parallel/foil is She-ra's relationship with Glimmer versus Catra's relationship with Scorpia. Catra/Scorpia's relationship started to deteriorate in season 2 which allows it breathing room and natural progression compared to She-ra and Glimmer's which felt forced. It got exacerbated by Double Trouble. Double Trouble being a spy was great but it was short lived. I guess because of Catra's obsession with Adora and rushing things as well as lying to Hordak about Entrapa betraying them left the military crippled.
I finished season 4. It was great. I loved the ending. I did not like how the First Ones secret weapon got canceled or disrupted because of She-ra's willpower and Light Hope's human and more emotional side creeping in.
The transition to Horde Prime just opened up things for the new season.
I did like how this version of She-ra had the First Ones using She-ra as a weapon. If She-ra wasn't artificial, they would have absolute control. That dark secret revelation was good but the way it ended so easily, the pay off was small.
Catra breaking Hordak's cannon was ridiculous. Everything else in the fight felt natural. Catra had a way of provoking and manipulating people. When Double Trouble broke her spirit, that was such an emotional carthartic scene.
Watching season 5. Glimmer and Catra were ironically clingy as they were the only two whom can serve as solace on this ship full of Horde Prime clones.
From last season, Horde Prime had an intimidating presence. So far in the early episodes, the invasion is everywhere. The Princesses are holding their own without much casualties.
Catra is pretty jealous back in her childhood days. She eventually betrays Hordak Prime and free Glimmer after her words persuade her to do one good thing and that was nothing left for her. She still care for Adora.
Last night, stopped at episode 5? I love She-ra's new look. The original look should have been a skirt or pants or leotard.
Speaking of looks, Catra hair got cut short. Will take some time to get used to it.
While Adora and Catra relationship has a complex issue, everyone else resolve their personal issues quickly:
*Bow and Glimmer - Bow forgive Glimmer for activating the Heart of Etheria *Entrapa (my most favorite character) had a moment where the princesses (water, plant, and ice) yelled at her for valuing tech over lives. Entrapa is doing her job. Plus, the princesses kind of abandoned her in the first season.
There were times where Hordak Prime was incompetent and overconfident. The chip thing where he chips the Etherians seem promising and threatening to She-ra's group.
Thinking back and older seasons since this was the final season. If you were looking for a Korra/Avatar series, this show might satisfy you but it won't do well for combat or animation. The show does explore big topics such as manipulation (Hordak and Shadow Weaver), success and failure (Glimmer becoming queen, Catra assuming control) but it does pale in comparison to other animated shows that tackle more complex themes such as self worth, revenge, racism, and I don't know what other topics that are pretty complex.
She-ra is not as fluid between catering towards young and older audience compared to shows that can do both pretty well.
She-ra the Netflix show's strengths are definitely its characters and relationships. For the lore and backstory, it's pretty weak if I have to say. It's not much to expand. Sometimes, it conflicts with statements. Bow and folks said Hordak has control the universe and this is their last stand. You would think Hordak Prime had more resources and tech to obliterate rebels. In real life, technology is a driving factor in war. In a cartoon like this, friendship and magic (magic is often very deus ex machina) trumps all.
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