With the finale of season 2 finally airing, I thought it would be a good idea to make a topic to discuss the show. The show definitely started to hit its stride this past season after doing a good chunk of character development in season 1. All I can say is man, I can’t wait for season 3
Despite being a massive animation fan myself, I never understood the appeal of Disney channel shows like this. The animation looks cheap, and there doesn’t seem to be any continuity-driven story for me to get invested in.
I don’t know, I might be in a minority here, but the only animated shows I watch are those that get me interested in what is going to happen next. Those “adventure of the day” type shows never really resonated with me.
I think it’s a good show. True Colors was great!
@LegoDavid There is an overarching story though.
I guess I can see where you’re coming from about the animation, but the show definitely has moments where the animation quality is upped.
There are also moments in Suicide Squad with good acting.
Yes, that’s an incredibly contrived example, I promise to do better in the future, here’s my youtuber apology video
And sure there may be an overarching story, but if that isn’t the main focus, it absolutely may seem like it’s adventure of the day in its format. Which I’m not against, but I’ve found you really can’t have it both ways; a compelling narrative and also an episode-by-episode formula akin to Spongebob. You have both, you either entirely ignore one or you try to run them at the same time and it gets really messy.
Now there are some shows that have pulled that off, and if I were to direct an animated series I’d attempt to try both at the same time
coughBionicleIliadcough. But Amphibia is clearly prioritizing here.
spoiling the whole episode. I didn’t like the Sahsa realising that Andrias was evil and the trying to “save” Anne and Marcy. It felt… rushed? Maybe they didn’t have enough episodes and had to keep plot going. idk.
Otherwise finale and previous episodes were 10/10. King let go of the charade and went full colonel Muska with his Laputa inspired robots. Animation was pure saguga at times. I liked the twist with Marcy her motivation was good.
I have become a fan and now I wait for season 3. opening looks promising. I hope they deal the trope “hiding my magical x from my parents” in one episode.
Yeah, I think the finale did try to pack a bit too much into it even though it was extended to 24 minutes. If it had gotten the full 30 minutes that issue could have been resolved but who knows
In regards to season 3, I really have no clue exactly where they’re going with it, but I’m excited all the same
Also, I would spoiler tag parts of the finale discussion along with the last sentence given the finale hasn’t even officially been out for 36 hours yet
I think I found what bothered me about the first half of the finale
As previously mentioned I didn’t like Sasha for reasons I couldn’t put into words. I think I now can. I think her part was not rushed. I think my problem rises with how it affected her character arc.
Sasha’s character arc seems to be to realise she has been a toxic/domineering friend to Anne and Marcy. She goes through with her way and loses more and more her friends old and new.
I think her finding out that King being evil and trying to stop Anne makes her “heroic” character. Therefore giving her justification and reason to think her way was the correct way. Instead of the opposite.
Season 3 opening makes her look that she is now on the side of heroes. I think there should be one more step where she regrets her decisions more.
edit: I do like Sasha as a charater, don’t get me wrong. I think her arc dipped a little during finale
Season 2 of Amphibia is officially out on Disney+ today, so if you haven’t been able to watch it on cable, now’s your chance