I had a ton of fun with this and I want more people to see it so it can possibly get another season.
From the moment I heard of the idea I thought it was stupid and expected to hate it, but I gave it a shot and ended up enjoying it a lot. Get past the rough first few minutes and it's a very fun action series with gorgeous animation.
If you missed the racing the franchise has moved away from, this series finds a unique way to blend the racing of the original movies with the action of the newer ones. Some of the car chases and action scenes are actually quite tense and had me leaning forward in my seat in anticipation of what would happen next.
It's definitely not a perfect series, but it's made for a younger audience and you have to expect a bit more cheese. The dialogue can be painful sometimes and some of the humour falls flat, but I actually enjoyed a lot of the other humour and most of characters are interesting, besides the dumb comic relief mechanic. They even make you sympathetic towards the villains and give some of the characters a grey area in their allegiances, where a lot of cartoon shows like this would just make it more black and white.
One thing that bothered me is that the main character is Dominic Toretto's cousin, and they do not let you forget it even for a second. They name drop Dom at least twice an episode and it's like "we get it, enough!"
The episodes are short and there's only 8 of them so far, so if you're looking for something to do or something new to watch I honestly think that if you like the movies you'll enjoy this, and even if you don't it might be a fun distraction. Don't watch the trailers, they're what made me so reluctant and they don't capture the spirit of the show at all. Just give this a shot and you might enjoy it more than you expected to like I did.
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