By the power of Grayskull, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will return to Netflix on April 26th.
[Ed. Note: Being that TV and City is on a bit of a hiatus, this article has not been edited.]
I finally sat down and watched Dreamworks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and oh boy do I have some beautiful feelings about it. This’ll probably be a jumbled mess of unbridled love, but this show made me unbelievably happy so it needs to be talked about!
It’s been a while since I’ve really truly marathoned a show, and with She-Ra, I started watching and I just couldn’t stop. It’s so wholesome, it’s Avatar: The Last Airbender level of wholesome, and I’ve never needed something like this more. I’ll also say that I’ve never watched the 80s original, although He-Man somehow managed to make it onto my radar, so I’m coming at this show as a newbie to the universe.
The show’s storyline is just gorgeously meaningful, and when combined with excellent comedic timing the whole cartoon is unbeatable. It’s just a joy to watch, the colors are so vibrant and the cities they visit are so wonderfully designed I couldn’t look away.
The whole cartoon is just so endearing and emotional. Adora and Catra’s complicated relationship is particularly interesting to watch play out. There’s a lot of tension there, and you can see throughout how deeply they care for each other despite being on opposite sides of the war.
Glimmer and Bow are also beautiful characters who give Adora the acceptance she’s been seeking. The show at its core seems to push for kindness and acceptance when it comes to your friends, it’s heartwarming to see in a world that often overlooks empathy. So far you haven’t seen much of the other princesses outside of their introduction episodes, so I’m excited to see how they develop in future seasons.
Everyone needs a wholesome show in their lives, and this is the one for me!