Yeah I thought it was fun TV as a sci-fi fan, but I had no horse in the race having no experience with the series in any way. I did think there were some dumb things in the show - Vicious goes from being kinda cartooney and goofy to being so conniving was a bit much but overall besides some things like that it was a fun show to watch. I like the ambience they created.I have calmed myself down and i can add a few lines to explain why i think Cowboy Bebop (2021) is completely fucked up.
I like Cowboy Bebop. I'm just gonna call them CB1/CB2 from now on because i'm gonna have to type out that word so many times.
I generally hate everything after the first wave of anime; everything up to Gundam and Macross was ok, then it went to shit with Evangelion and everything that followed, so, it's very hard for me to be able to even tolerate semi-modern anime, and yet, CB1 has this weird, soft underlying melanchony that really struck me. It told me a story, that i had never heard before.
So, obviously when they announced CB2, i had to watch it. And i did.
CB2, in itself, is actually good. Spike and Jet are on point, Faye is a bit too rough, but, you know, you can't really copy 1:1 with humans what was previously done with drawings. And, the production in general is good, it's well directed, it moves at the proper pace, etc, it's actually good just as CB1 was good.
The problem is ..
I have already watched CB1. Obviously, ME, the target audience for any Cowboy-Bebop-related material, WILL HAVE ALREADY WATCHED THE SERIES !
What on earth where they thinking, going through all this effort, for, not even a reboot, a CLONE of the anime; good parts of CB2 are shot-per-shot the same as CB1. Why the fuck would you do this !
I like CB2, i really do, but the original series is also good, there both is no need to clone it - it's a 1998 show, it's not like it's from the 80s - nor is there any chance they going to top it in CB2.
All they needed to do was write some original material and it would have been great, like this, there's nothing for me to watch, because i've already seen it.
TLDR: Cowboy Bebop 2021 uses the same exact scripts as Cowboy Bebop (1998)
I feel like it could have been like, Breaking Bad levels of good with double the number of episodes to really dig into things, because some things were just so quick that they kinda got glossed over. The beardy captain & his holograms cracked me up tho lol.I agree 7/10 is perfect for Picard I'm looking forward to season #2 ... but then I also enjoyed Discovery despite the all the "touchy-feelies" so wth do I know?
All you people that liked Arkane...I need those drugs.
Even my 15 year old nephew had no clue wtf was going on. Could you guys tell me what the plot was, because it wasn't available in the episodes that I watched (all of them), lol. The story was a bunch of over-long fighty sequences and some pretty art. It was like watching cut scenes in a video game back to back, where each scene didn't really flow into the next one--so they're cutting out all the video game playing and smashing all the cut scenes together. ...it was like Michal Bay edited it or something. There was no structure.
But it did look great and the voice acting was tremendous. Characters were interesting and could have been much better...just the whole thing was edited by amateurs or something.
I dunno, 3/10 because it was pretty.
Love Death Monsters Potatoes not found on google.i have now watched the entirety of Love Death Monsters Potatoes,
as it's two series of short episodes, obviously the quality varies quite a lot. Some were absolutely excellent, many were just the same old' film / scifi tropes (boring), and some were downright bad. Also, S02 has less episodes and some are .. uh .. 7 minutes long? On a 20 minute runtime?
I would strongly recommend you get this and zip through the series, it will be immediately obvious which are the good ones and which are the bad ones.
Love Death Monsters Potatoes not found on google.
as you commandin the meanwhile i have been watching, under recommendation, Love, Death & RObots - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9561862/reference
You probably all know about this, you Netflix-having yanks, but to me, i didn't know it existed.
It's a series of 20 minute animation shorts, all by different .. studios? ... with different styles, different characters, etc.
Think "youtube short film", and they all have SciFi as a common theme.
SOme are really good.
And some are not so great. The majority are good, and i'm really enjoying it. Obviously the shorter runtime is a better canvas for modern storytelling, so there's a lot of the essential and little of the bullshit.
I would vote it .. 7.8/10 ish. eh, 7.5/10.
The animation is quite impressive, and, you don't need to invest much time into this, just pop a 20-minuter and you're done.
um.. you called it Love Death Monsters Potatoes here:
Picard is a solid 7/10.I agree 7/10 is perfect for Picard I'm looking forward to season #2 ... but then I also enjoyed Discovery despite the all the "touchy-feelies" so wth do I know?