Go Watch it Now!

June 28, 2016

What can I say about this comic that the comic doesn't already say itself? This comic is pretty much 100% accurate and autobiographical. You can ask Christina to confirm. I grew up watching Voltron, she did not, and while we both watched the original Power Rangers, only I had a fondness for Voltron. When I saw that Netflix had made a new Voltron series I figured it would just be something I'd watch myself for a bit of nostalgia, but after about ten minutes into the first episode I saw too many things that looked oddly familiar, but not familiar to Voltron. I stopped the first episode a few times to look up things on IMDb, and my suspicions were confirmed. The new Voltron series is created by, written by, animated by, and run by several key members that made Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Ironic seeing as they no longer work for Nickelodeon, who was the last company to have made a Voltron series, which was butt, but I digress. Christina is a huge Avatar fan, so I figured that even though she's not a fan of Voltron, the ties to Avatar this new series has was worth a look for her. I figured correctly.

Voltron: Legendary Defender is awesome. If you have a Netflix account and have any nostalgia for giant fighting robots, give it a watch. Even if you don't, Christina certainly didn't, but the strong story telling and well developed characters should be enough to pull in a larger audience. You like Voltron, give it a watch. You like Avatar, give it a watch. You like intelligently written animation that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, give it a watch. Trust me, give it a watch. If you are reading these words now, chances are you're doing so because you're nerdy to some degree. You will like this show.