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    SatPOP episode reviews

    My episode review blog has now moved into MOTU's modern era with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Here's a link to the first episode, The Sword, Part 1: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...-sword-part-1/

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    And here's the second episode, The Sword, Part 2: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...-sword-part-2/

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    Adora continues her integration into the rebellion, in Razz: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...isode-03-razz/

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    Time to meet Perfuma today, in Flowers for She-Ra: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...rs-for-she-ra/
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    Very cool to see you tackling this series! I'd join you in (re)watching these, but we currently have our hands full on shows... but hopefully soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by OwenMorton View Post
    My episode review blog has now moved into MOTU's modern era with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Here's a link to the first episode, The Sword, Part 1: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...-sword-part-1/
    No insults this episode? But Catra and Shadow Weaver drop insults every other word! lol

    Overall, glad you gave it a fair shot and also ended up enjoying it. One day I hope to do the same with the Filmation one... like the 90's MOTU, I saw an episode or two a a kid and it just wasn't for me. But hopefully I can be a bit more objective with my adult eyes.

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    And here's the second episode, The Sword, Part 2: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...-sword-part-2/
    It took me a while to warm up to the theme song. As much as I loved the show from the start, I skipped over the theme song for like the first few seasons. It does grow on you and it is a bit of an earworm.

    I think I liked the “best friend squad” running gag from the start, but maybe it's something I got used to? I can't remember. Whatever the case, it will become really endearing as the series progresses and the stakes get higher. I wonder if it will affect you the same way as you continue the series.

    You hit the nail on the head on how great the writing and pacing is for this series. Great world building, characterization, plot, etc. Like you said, it works as a kid's show for the intended audience, but there is so much meat for adults to sink their teeth into.

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    Adora continues her integration into the rebellion, in Razz: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...isode-03-razz/
    Okay, two of the few things I liked about the old 80s version were the intro song/visuals... and Loo-Kee at the end. As a kid I was super good at puzzles and those seek-n-find tests, so I enjoyed the Where's Waldo bit with Loo-Kee. Also it meant that this show was over and I could watch what came on next.

    When I first watched this, I also thought it was okay but random. As the show progresses, everything that seemed random will begin to fall into place. Very well placed foreshadowing.

    Speaking of, you had a leg up as you actually finished New Adventures. I was caught completely off guard by the reveal and was SUPER impressed by how they tied so much previous lore into this series.

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    Time to meet Perfuma today, in Flowers for She-Ra: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...rs-for-she-ra/
    Once again, your takeaways are on point. I kinda want to answer some of the questions you proposed, but I'm not going to spoil those surprises...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexApprobation View Post
    Very cool to see you tackling this series! I'd join you in (re)watching these, but we currently have our hands full on shows... but hopefully soon!
    Thanks man, glad you're enjoying the reviews! Great to have you reading along even if you can't be watching at the mo!

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    Okay, two of the few things I liked about the old 80s version were the intro song/visuals... and Loo-Kee at the end. As a kid I was super good at puzzles and those seek-n-find tests, so I enjoyed the Where's Waldo bit with Loo-Kee.
    I never liked Loo-Kee, I think largely because it took away from the fun of guessing "which character is going to come along and deliver a demented moral?" if you know it's always going to be an irrelevant little pixie. It's been a while since I watched the old series, but I seem to recall that finding him was either insanely difficult or ridiculously obvious.

    I did like the old theme music though. While I was writing the reviews in 2015 or 2016 or whenever it was, I was watching two episodes a day and the music got right into my head, so I was singing it all the time. It really wound my wife up and to this day I'm not allowed to sing it.

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    Also it meant that this show was over and I could watch what came on next.
    Well, this genuinely made me lol!

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    The series' first let-down this time, with System Failure: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...ystem-failure/
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenMorton View Post
    Thanks man, glad you're enjoying the reviews! Great to have you reading along even if you can't be watching at the mo!
    My pleasure! If you keep doing them, I will keep reading them!

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    I never liked Loo-Kee, I think largely because it took away from the fun of guessing "which character is going to come along and deliver a demented moral?" if you know it's always going to be an irrelevant little pixie. It's been a while since I watched the old series, but I seem to recall that finding him was either insanely difficult or ridiculously obvious.

    I did like the old theme music though. While I was writing the reviews in 2015 or 2016 or whenever it was, I was watching two episodes a day and the music got right into my head, so I was singing it all the time. It really wound my wife up and to this day I'm not allowed to sing it.
    Ah, I can dig that... a different kind of fun that the character removed.

    And, oh, our poor wives, haha

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    Well, this genuinely made me lol!
    Muhahaha!

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    This week's effort is the very strong The Sea Gate: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...-the-sea-gate/
    Similar to Han Solo, it took me a while to warm up to Sea Hawk. That character type in stories tends to rub me the wrong way until I get used to them and/or learn their deeper and true intentions.

    Although I don't know much of the original Scorpia, I did love this version from the start. And she only became more endearing as the series went on.

    Mermista was fine in this... I kinda liked her Daria style personality.

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    The series' first let-down this time, with System Failure: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2022...ystem-failure/
    This one was a bit weird on the first viewing, but a lot of the setup in this one is expanded as the series continues.

    My curiosity was piqued by Entrapta in this episode, but she became one of my top favorites by the series end. So much that I looked up the original version in hopes that she would be my way into the old series, but alas, no.
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