An animated comedy adventure series that follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake. Additionally, Dakota and Cavendish come from the future to prevent pistachio extinction.
Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
So, I'll talk about the story first, which is actually very good. The show's premise isn't really original, but I can say that it's interesting enough. Oh boy, there's a lot of creativity put into this show, from the planets to the setting, that keeps me entertained. A lot of episodes felt funny and creative (The Gift 2: The Giftening, The Cartoon, and The Lonely Planet) while others take on basic premises and make them better (The Sky Guy, The Egg, and The Tourist). Like Star, this show can get generic often, but it tries its best to entertain us.
The animation here feels nostalgic. The cartoony expressions and style remind you of the 90s, right? Well, since Craig McCracken created the show, it's nice for him to be back, and his dreams made the quality here fantastic. Commonly, it's colorful and appealing, but it can get a bit dull. You see, episodes like The Stray, The Legend, and The Flower weren't great episodes because their color schemes are too dull for the show. I mean, it's fine, but it looks too dark to the point where it feels kind of creepy. Anyways, most of the color schemes are what made the animation gorgeous. It sticks with the setting and sometimes, it looks beautiful. Even if the animation can get dull, I can totally say that the quality is magnificent.
I'm not a fan of the characters because I found some of them to be similar to other characters of a different show. Hey, I love Lord Hater because he's entertaining and sometimes funny, but in the middle of Season 2, he acts like a generic lover of his former self. What used to make him great and the best villain now made him a complete idiot. Even if he recovered from My Fair Hatey, he's nowhere near as good as himself from Season 1 and the first half Season 2.
Wander may seem original and entertaining, but he kind of reminds me of SpongeBob SquarePants and I don't think he gets any development in pretty much every episode along with Sylvia, but she actually felt more original than Wander, but her voice reminds me of Jane Lynch a lot. Then there's Lord Dominator, who first appeared in The Greater Hater. Even though I kind of like her, she reminds me too much of Princess Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender and plus, she barely gets any development. Lord Dominator works as a villain, it's just that she isn't written well as the others. Yes, you see that the characters are the weakest aspect of the show, but it's the character development that just got out of hand.
Most of the songs come from Wander, and I have to say that they're catchy and give you the energy you need to have a good day. They're bouncy, full of energy, and danceable. Not including the ones from My Fair Hatey, most of them are great. Yeah, that's all I have to say about the songs.
Before we move into my summary, I'd like to discuss the 11 bad episodes and their common flaws, which is characterization (exceptions include The Little Guy, The Nice Guy, and The Sick Guy). The bad episode's characterization can be so bad enough to destroy the faith the characters have (The New Toy, My Fair Hatey, and The Bad Neighbors). Not only that but the character can get obnoxious, jerkish, and just plain dull where I can't watch the episode anymore. Their plots are mostly rehashes of other episodes of other shows that woefully, Wander Over Yonder did them worse. The lack of jokes and flow makes an episode feel dull altogether, which is probably the case for most bad episodes in this show. Sure, they may seem original, but most scenes can get too over the top to the point of being annoying.
Wow, I need to calm down from all of that pessimism. Anyways, after all of those unpopular opinions, it's time for my summary: Wander Over Yonder is entertainingly creative with its writing, animation, and a few characters (mostly the side characters to be exact), but can get generically dull with its main characters, episodes with barely any jokes, and rehashes. From all of my opinions, I'll tell you that this is a good show (8/10). I don't even find it close to being great, but I'm glad that I found a good show that I've desperately want. Besides, I find this show to be a bit overrated.
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