Apr. 19th, 2016

xparrot: Chopper reading (books)
Just finished catching up with Steven Universe, after [livejournal.com profile] naye and [livejournal.com profile] doctorskuld introduced us when they were visiting (for far too short a time, siiigh!)

I feel sorry for the kids growing up on this. Anyone who sees SU as one of their first formative TV shows is going to have far too high standards to enjoy most adult TV - they'll be expecting thoughtful, consistent world building, with coherent character development and nuanced conflicts with satisfying resolution. It's setting them up for a lifetime of entertainment disappointment (or else, [livejournal.com profile] gnine and the bro argue, it will lead to a demand for better TV writing...)

Seriously though, great stuff, and I love how much pleasure the show takes in being a kid's cartoon, in telling its story in that format.

A couple spoilery thoughts - I went into the show mostly cold and absolutely loved the reveals, so I'd recommend not reading if you might watch in the future. )

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