So I turned in my Man Card befor I even knew I had one. Growing up, mid-90s Shawn Michaels was my hero and to this day I still wish I was as sexy as him.
So I had no fear my testicles would shrivel up and run away if I watched this show. I came upon it when I first saw the intro in a best of 80s cartoon compilation on YT.
Now, I. Love. The. 80's. The fashion, the music, the lingo - it all captivates me in a way nothing else ever has. I love it all completely in an un-ironic way and I wish I had been around back then. As such, this show seemed like it would be a rad way to indulge my 80s obsession. I mean, just look at their hair! And some girls in the show even had side ponytails. More girls need to wear those. I can get not liking the big hair look anymore but side ponytails are cute.
Oh right, Jem. I just finished Season 1 and I quite enjoyed myself. The voice-acting is decent and the writing is surprisingly tight for a show that was made to sell merch. Each episode has a nice little moral lesson or some character development and it all works quite well. Jem and the Holograms are all likable even if I still don't get why Jerrica didn't just tell Rio about her being Jem at the start of the series.
I know some people root for the Misfits because Jem and co. are goody two-shoes but I just can't bring myself to like them. (well, apart from Stormer) They're just too obnoxious. Now Eric Raymond is a fine villain and is a great representative of the hated corporate suit stereotype. You even feel sorry for him at times considering he has to put up with Pizzazz.
Speaking of the bad guys though, this show has a lot more danger than you'd think considering it's a kids show about a girl band. Eric has pulled some very underhanded stunts in just this first season and the Misfits seem to have the Chaos Touch. Every time they do anything it almost always leads to near fatal accidents. They could probably defeat the combined forces of Cobra Commander, Skeletor and The Shredder without even meaning to.
In fact, a good person on the internet also noticed this oddity.
Well that's all for me right now. i think it's a fairly entertaining show and I will continue to watch the remaining two seasons.
Anyone here seen this show?