DAYUM!! MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE Not a bad series after all.

So allow me to state there may be spoilers. Now let us begin.
Earlier this summer (July 2021) “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” a Netflix revisit to “He-man and The master of the universe” series was released. It was released in two parts, part one was released to mixed reviews and the part two was released November 2021 which had a better reception. Both halves had their own significance and after seeing the whole series as a whole I give props to the steps the creators went to make this series.

Firstly lets start of with this is not the 80s he-man meaning this is not a kids cartoon, characters died and there are severe consequences to actions. This is a more mature he-man series and that being the case liberties were taken with characters within this universe. Looking back at this series I wonder, why did I enjoy this series and had to laugh at the characters as some simply made no sense especially some of the vehicles and abilities. As children we simply had no clue and enjoyed whatever was on especially since we had little choices.

One thing I was surprised is that many forgot that there was another He-man series that came in the early 2002 which had a full season and a half so roughly 26 episodes for season 1 and 13 episodes for season 2. This series followed close to a comic series that I also owned. ” He-Man and the Masters of the Universe[a] is an American-Canadian animated television series. Developed for television by Michael Halperin, who created the original series, it was animated by Mike Young Productions”. This was a great series I actually bought the box set.

In conclusion the “Masters of the Universe is a worthy watch even for this now older fan of the original series. Nostalgia a wonderful thing and sadly that’s what the old series represents. Sometimes they miss the mark with a remake or retelling this certainly gave the original series more substance.

DAYUM!! COWBOY BEBOP LIVE ACTION! Season 1 review


The live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop arrived on Netflix Nov 19 2021. For a fan of the original anime series it was a delight seeing this series make its debut. Everything about the live-action screamed fan service and nostalgia, it felt as though the showrunner and crew simply adored the anime, they even brought back Yoko Kanno to score the series which gave the series it’s flavor. The selection for the cast was a close match with a few changes or adjustments for the real world and time. Spike is played by John Cho, Jet is played by Mustafa Shakir, Faye is played by Daniella Pineda, Julia is played by Elena Satine and Vicious is played by Alex Hassell. We even had John Noble grace the cast.
Sadly we have some die hard fans and also some not so diehard fans who simply hate the cast and several things about this interpretation. For example there is a level of disgust directed at Faye’s live action counterpart, the disgust is projected at the lack of larger than life boo-sums and also that her clothing is not revealing enough. Those are things I those factor have nothing to do with the story element or any story progression.

As an artist and designer I loved the set designs and simply adored the blend of old and new technology which echoed the how the anime presented the world. One big change was the length of the series which was roughly almost an hour long show. Which provided the series with room to breath for each episode and fill in more detail per episode. At the time of this review 10 episodes were released. The finale for the 10 episode had my heart racing and for the fans there is a slight twist which I will not ruin lets just say all the key music from the anime made it in here especially the “Green Bird” track. This was only the first half of the anime just an FYI. Jet’s character sounds so much like the American dubbed voice actor that I had to double take several times.

To conclude I have to give the cast and crew credit for doing a great job.

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