What I like best about Stella and Sam is that the relationships between Stella, Sam and their friends are perpetually innocent, loving and imaginative. I am not used to seeing a sister and brother have such an unremittingly constructive relationship no put-downs, no fighting, no impatience as they run around playing in some idyllic (likely Canadian) landscape full of harmless animals and farms. (I wonder where the parents are, though.) And it is actually plausible to a degree. We've shown it to our 5 year-old daughter and her 2 year-old brother in the hope that this show will help them and us to see how they can grow up in a little happier way. Although, maybe we should get a dog and move to the countryside!
The title song, which is also used for incidental themes during the episodes, is catchy and is a perfect fit for the show.
This might be my favourite children's TV cartoon series along with Harold and the Purple Crayon.
I am pleasantly surprised that a show with so many companies and government agencies getting their share of credits in it (as is so often the case with Canadian productions) turned out so well. I don't know if any of the people involved in its making has had or will have much of a career, but I hope that they all do.
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