in the background as the side characters. This type of approach instantly captured my attention because people didn't usually give a whole show dedicated to the sidekicks. They might've gotten an episode or two, but that was really it.
Because of the way this show centered around a team of teenagers, there was going to be a lot of ups and downs in the show. Things that teenagers usually dealt with, but nothing bad. There wasn't any inappropriate language, inappropriate topics, or anything of the like, though. They're teenagers so, you know, they're moody, have trust issues (especially if the team was brought together only for covert missions and was to report everything to the Justice League), and with those two things, they didn't really play nice with the newcomers.
As you move forward into the show, you start to develop feelings for the characters. The world already loves Robin (Dick Grayson) and you can't not love Kid Flash (Wally West) because he's hilarious and spices up the show with his humor. But the rest of the characters were completely new and had their own stories to tell. I was really excited to find out everyone's backstory and how it would all tie into the overall plot line.
But that story plot line, though. I wasn't expecting any of those plot twists. Oh, no. None of them. (Anyways, moving back...) The story line was very solid and kept the questions coming, answering when they thought necessary (which was slow, but was acceptable to keep the viewers watching), and keeping you at the edge of your seats, while throwing in those beautiful moments of hilarity. Though the second season is so much crazier, I don't know where to start with that. The story plot line is just one huge string. There is an ultimate goal that is noticed in parts and pieces, that is only noticed when you watch the 2 seasons over and over again.
In the grand scheme of it all, this show is fantabulous! But is has one MAJOR flaw. The second season is left with a (kind of) cliffhanger and there is no season 3. That's why everyone needs to binge the show so we can get a third season. Because, like I had said previously, the plot line is one huge string, and the plot line string wasn't finished with season 2. At all. They actually presented more unanswered questions in season 2 than in season 1!
I would give this show 5 stars in a heartbeat! (ドキドキ!)
Type of Show: Action-Adventure/Science Fiction
My thoughts: Voltron: Legendary Defenders is actually an old 1984 Japanese anime (that, of course, had an English dubbing), so fans of the show will not be disappointed Since this was obviously an anime, I immediately had some idea of what kind of show I was getting myself into. But, this show was full of surprises. The first episode was an hour long, which meant more excitement for the watchers as they were able to have time to connect with the characters and fully immerse themselves with the story. There were no curse words, nor any bloody or gruesome images, there wasn't anything bad in this show at all.
The story, in particular, was quite fantastic. The main characters were transported to different types of planets and each one had something special about it that made it unique from the rest. The story plot line became very intense around episode 3. That's when the plot decided that it didn't like the watchers and it wanted to shove a lot of back story in that single episode alone.
Overall, this show was fantastic. The fans of the original Voltron, I believe, would appreciate and enjoy this Voltron reboot. I would rate this show 4 and a half stars.
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