Frog of Thunder
- Sep 6, 2001
- Princeton Jct, NJ
but in also trying to parody the "gender gap" concept, it ends up reinforcing it instead.
Whats next complaining about CN airing Looney Tunes skits where Bugs Bunny cross dresses!?
The controversy over this is idiotic, I plan to watch it to support the HUB, even if the toon itself is sub-par overall.
Often times subpar shows can be fun to watch in a so bad it's good manner (or even as a guilty pleasure)
however, there are shows that are just plain bad like Atomic Betty and Total Drama
"Just based on what they wrote, they're reading a lot into the show that's not there," Wade says of the critics. "I didn't set out to make a show about any sort of political agenda, I just wanted to make a comedy. I wanted to make a cartoon that I would have liked as a kid. So I think people are just reading a lot into it."
...I just wanted to make a comedy.
Pound Puppies and the Aquabats hit home runs,
and SheZow falls flat on its face walking out of the dugout.
My reviews of the four premieres tomorrow is now live, in case you didn't see it in the sidebar. Short version is that Pound Puppies and the Aquabats hit home runs, Wizards vs Aliens gets a base hit or a double, and SheZow falls flat on its face walking out of the dugout. I don't say anything about SheZow that hasn't been said here already, which makes me think that it's not going to be well received.
Good review Ed. I agree that SheZow isn't too much fun and kind of misses or ignores the issues it raises.
Kelly's subordination, which you mentioned, is the most glaring thing. Seriously, all it takes for her to get over being cruelly, crudely cheated out of her lifelong dream is one prank, and then she immediately falls into the traditional cartoon girl boy-support role, with only a slight element of snark.
Gender stereotypes are not being challenged here, they are being hammered in even harder.