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Catra is at Her Peak – Despite Being Kidnapped

Show Review (with Spoilers):

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 2

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars

Overview

Pros

  • Great for children and adults
  • Fun plot
  • Well-made characters
  • Representation of different body types and skin colors
  • LGBTQ+ representation
  • We get more backstory for several characters

Cons

  • Overly childish intro
  • Poor art style choices

Warning! Spoilers below!

Review

This season is only 7 episodes running at about 24 minutes each, so this review will be a little on the shorter end. I think this season is worth it’s own blog article though. It had so many moments I loved.

First off, I want to say that this show is one that both children and adults will enjoy. I was hooked from the first season, but the second season kept me interested. I also know several adults who have enjoyed it, so I know I am not the only one.

The plot is so fun. At one point there was an episode where the characters are planning to invade a Horde-compromised area and run through the scenario numerous times with miniature figures like a board game. The scenarios become increasingly ridiculous as they go along.

Catra is kidnapped and she is her usual badass self, not even the least bit concerned about her situation. She makes things hard for her kidnappers and even pushes Bow off a cliff at one point.

Entrapta is her usual fun but morally ambiguous self. She has no problem working for the villains, just like she was willing to work with the heroes in the first season. Even though I do not like her willingness to switch sides without much convincing, she is a well-made character.

My favorite part of the season though was the last episode. Getting to meet Bow’s dads was a sweet experience. He wanted to be an archer all along, but his parents wanted him to be a scholar. Yet what they want more than that is for Bow to be happy. Their family moments are so cute, and it is great to see some positive LGBTQ representation.

Some other characters we get some more backstory for are Shadow Weaver and Micah. Their complicated mentor-student relationship that ends in disaster is sad but fascinating to watch. Shadow Weaver, who is a complex, manipulative, and abusive, was once Light Spinner, a magic user who was on the side of good. Her desire for power corrupted her, but if you follow her arc through all the seasons from her back story to the end you will find that despite being a terrible person, she is very interesting.

Like in the previous season, there is a lot of representation of different body types and skin colors. That is refreshing honestly, especially when you compare it to the original She-Ra franchise.

The intro is the same as the previous season. I know a lot of people really like the intro, but I don’t. It’s too childish compared to the rest of the show, and I don’t care what people say, it is not catchy. Not to say it’s horrible, but it’s not that great.

Also, the art style makes them all look young even though Adora, for example, is 17. They look like a group of 12-year-olds. It could have been better.

In conclusion, this season was just as good as the first and I would recommend it for all children and adults except the very youngest children.

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