I know no one cares, but that’s not gonna stop me from posting on a 4 year old topic to ramble on about a show almost no one will care about!
I have kind of a love hate relationship with this show. On one hand, I really appreciate what the creators tried to do in making a morally gray fantasy show still aimed at kids. There’s some really nice visual design, some of the character concepts are cool (especially Aunt Amaya, she was the best for a while).
The problem, is that the writing is just baffling. As I mentioned, the show tries to portray this big conflict/war between elves and humans as a complicated morally gray cycle of violence. But it’s just not. The elves are 100% the bad guys in my mind, and the show fails to produce a good reason to justify their actions against dark magic. I can’t say too much without getting into spoiler territory, but the main antagonist named Viren should be the main protagonist. It honestly feels like someone wrote a story about a character who wants to do the write thing, but is surrounded by fools who won’t listen to him, and is out of good options, thus pushing him farther toward an ends justify the means mentality. Instead, it felt like the show took that character, slapped a few random, uncharacteristic mustache twirling moments, and made him the main villain. There’s a bunch of other problems with the writing throughout the show, but it’s just so baffling how popular it is, and how rarely these issues seem to be addressed (though it looks like the fandom is recognizing them more lately).
If anyone’s curious about the show, I’d say go ahead and watch it; it’s not too long, and even though the writing does fall flat, it’s still entertaining (even if the entertainment does sometimes come from how unreasonable everyone is aside from Viren).