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I didn't grow up with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. So if this series "ruined your childhood" to the point where you decided to review bomb it just because you hate it since it's a female-led series, I can't sympathize with you. I enjoyed it highly.

I respect Kevin Smith, who you can't deny is a fellow fan like you. And I thought it was clever of him to subvert expectations. And because of that, I think this series benefits a lot from those changes, whether or not the dedicated fandom of haters agrees. It keeps things unpredictable and exciting.

I think when creators have a deep knowledge of the material (which Smith clearly does), and decide to take well-informed liberties with it to tell their own compelling story, that story is worthy of an open mind, which is an impossibility on the Internet for many. But if you approach such an endeavor with said open mind, you will see boldness, excitement, beautiful animation, and rich mythology right in front of you the whole time. And I think MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION is an embodiment of that spirit. It sucks you into the mythology of Eternia. It develops the characters and evolves them beyond the static stereotypical good and evil characters from the original. And tells a rich and brave story that leaves you wanting more by the end of it.

If you're too set in the idea that something 40 years after your childhood has to be exactly the way it was when you were 6, I frankly just feel sorry for you. Because you're missing out on a breezy, exciting, dynamic return to the world of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.


A NATIONAL TREASURE-like spoof is the plot mechanism in another disappointing edition of RICK AND MORTY. This week's story is about Rick vs. the President in a deep gobble battle that transforms them into turkeys.

Something has gone "fowl" in the last two episodes. First, AMORTYCAN GRICKFITTI "didn't cut the chut," and now THANKSPLOITATION SPECTACULAR is an "over-stuffed" edition that I don't want to go back to for second helpings.

I love that the show is still just as bonkers as it was the last several seasons, but what's missing right now is the emotional connection to either Rick's sadness or the damage that he has done to his family. That emotional connection is what separated RICK AND MORTY from not just being another SOUTH PARK. So I want to snap a "wishbone" and return undercooked season five to the chef, demanding a refund.

"It's time to turn up the broiler," and 🤞 next week, RICK AND MORTY are back to what it does best; emotional meta-humor.

It's available to skip on Adult Swim.

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY this week is holding us off with more background information. Instead, it is a filler episode that could be important but really isn’t.

The big “emergency” does not feel like one. It is definitely a slow burn, and it is not clear if it will happen next week. Even though I enjoy the quirkiness of the story, including some of the plot lines and backstories, I am almost at the point of saying, “so who cares?”

The highlight this week for me was Marta (Constance Contraire). She cracks me up. She says more with her emotionless face than anyone else in the cast. On the other hand, George, AKA Sticky, is annoying me more and more.

I wish I could make a bunch of nice comments, but maybe this review is just a filler as well.

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY is available to stream on Disney+.


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