Mar. 12th, 2016

... WTH.

Mar. 12th, 2016 08:58 pm
ladybug_archive: (schrank)
So I've heard about the series Totally Spies off and on for years. As much as I love spies, I'm usually not into the "teen spy" sub-genre because it just seems so silly. (And yes, I suppose that doesn't make much sense since I like magical girl stuff. But that's strictly fantasy, while teen spies are more reality-based, so somehow it seems harder to swallow. Government agencies hiring kids? Yeah, I don't think so.) But after reading that originally three characters on Miraculous Ladybug were meant to be a team as a tongue-in-cheek nod to Totally Spies (their names are similar), I finally got around to curiously looking up what the show is like.

It sounds like a cross between Charlie's Angels and James Bond Jr., so I decided that sounded somewhat promising and started going through an episode guide. Now, I was fully expecting to find cartoon cliches I don't like such as shrinking, but somehow I was absolutely not expecting to find much more twisted stuff too. Apparently one episode has a bonkers ex-model who is kidnapping beautiful girls with the intent of taking parts of their bodies to make new models as an army for herself. And instead of the plot being to stop her from doing it, she apparently is going through with it and the idea is to reverse what's happened. She's taken one of the main character's legs.


Honestly, I could swallow that a whole lot better if it was magic-based. (And that would be bad enough; I still can't bring myself to watch the Magic Duel episode of My Little Pony in full. No. Just no. I think I considered quitting the series over that episode.) But reality and science-based? There is no way she could do that and the process be reversed without lasting harm done! Then another episode has a nutter who is stealing/swapping faces, including another of the main character's. That's so dumb it can't be taken seriously, really, but leg-stealing ... that just goes beyond demented. And it's probably played for laughs, too. That is not funny.

I was only near the beginning of season 2 at that point (there's six seasons). That was when I called it quits. I also saw at least two shrinking episodes and one about internal unnatural aging, but I was much more bothered by these other two. Yeah, I don't think I want to try this one. I guess I could try the more normal-sounding episodes, but when some of them get that far-out, I don't know that I want to try at all.

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