Great show ... if you restrain from comparing it to Trollhunters.
Really beautiful, but the writing and story fall short of the standard set by Trollhunters.
I wish the show hadn't spent so much time (almost all 12 episodes) on the fish-out-of-water dimension of the story and perhaps spent it fleshing out the characters (General Morando, for instance, whose motivations are not all that clear beyond power-grab for power-grab's sake) or the history, technology, economy and society of Akiridion-5.
Also, even though Varvatos Vex is easily the best part of the series, the constant shouting stops being funny quickly and takes away from emotional moments of the show.
Lastly, the reappearance of our old Trollhunting friends, although welcome, is terribly clunky and clearly out of synch with the timeline of the events in Trollhunters.
After watching Season 1, I have complete faith in Guillermo del Toro's genius to make the rest of the seasons more coherent and compelling. I can't 100% say that it is now!
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