YMMV / The Legends of Treasure Island

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The show is such a bizarre mishmash that it's hard to tell who it's appealing to (an adaptation of Treasure Island, but In-Name-Only, and with Funny Animals, but Darker and Edgier, and with fantasy and supernatural elements).
  • Base-Breaking Character: There are those that find Squire Trelawney in this version of Treasure Island to be an annoyance. However, he does have his defenders.
  • Ho Yay: There were a couple of episodes that had Rat being a bit affectionate to Long John, for example while teaching Jane during "The Merman Prince" episode on how to be a lady, when Silver demonstrates his complimentaries to Rat, he's actually smittened.
  • Iron Woobie: Jane
    • Jim even moreso. He's been mutated by crystals in one episode, almost watched Jane die not once but twice (the first time, her soul got sucked out by a demon, the second time, she was bitten by a venomous snake), was psychologically tormented by the pool of prophecy, and he lost his friend Smollett to the hands of Pew. After all he's been though, it's hard not to just reach into your screen and hug the poor pup.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show was only released on VHS in Australia, long ago. In addition, some people taped the show off the air while others have to resort to bootlegs. Otherwise, NO releases to this day. If you come across this show anywhere, save it. And never lose it.
  • Moral Event Horizon: If he hadn't crossed it as much during the series, Pew does at the final episode when he kills Captain Smollett.
  • Toy Ship: Some people have grown fond of Jim and Jane being cute together.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Dawn French doesn't even attempt to make Jim sound masculine. This was fixed in season 2, replacing French with John Hasler.
  • The Woobie: Poor, poor Emily. She was killed when she was alive and separated from her father's spirit for 30 years. She also had to endure with being stuck inside the Lightkeeper until Jim sets her free.

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