She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Seasons 1-4)

From IMDb: “She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstrous invaders the Horde.”

What I liked:

  • Completely dissects the original She-Ra concept and revamps it to be a deeper, prolonged experience.
  • Features a progressive set of multi-dimensional characters voiced by a progressive cast.
  • The show never gets boring to me. Each season’s set of episodes contribute to the overall story arc, which has remained focused throughout the show’s four seasons. Creator/showrunner/executive producer Noelle Stevenson has done a marvelous job.
  • It’s hard not to have a favorite character (or two….or four) but every time Entrapta, Sea Hawk, Mermista or Perfuma are on screen, I’m smiling wider than a kid with a new video game. Shoutout to Scorpia, Lonnie and Rogelio. Ok, I’ll stop now.

What I didn’t like:

  • THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF THE SHOW….but straight men will balk at watching this “because it’s for little girls”. I’m a straight man, and I LOVE IT TO HELL, and my little girl couldn’t get into it. We should judge shows based on the quality of their work and not by who you think they’re aimed at. And so what if it is? There is no law against watching something that you normally wouldn’t. Don’t miss out on this fantastic show.

Overall: I don’t really have time for tv shows, but I make time for She-Ra. It is a well-made piece of entertainment, with fun, dynamic characters, a strong and structured plot with a clear vision, and the right balance of adult drama and childhood whimsy. Watch it with your kids, or watch it for yourself. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.

Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, and is also currently writing his first short novel.

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