YMMV / Young Indiana Jones

  • Bizarro Episode: "Transylvania, January 1918". It comes out of nowhere and even years later still makes no freakin' sense. (In the original, never aired cut, the Transylvania episode was told as a ghost story by the old Indy to some children in Halloween. So there was the possibility that it was completely made up. But then the new cut had to screw it completely...) It does, however, feel closer in tone to the movies which often have supernatural shenanigans and goings on.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans of the movies prefer to ignore the TV series. However, the re-cut of the series (which does away with the frame story that causes most of the tension) has been better received.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The re-cut first episode opens with baby Indy being handed to his parents, presumably for the first time. This becomes even more sweet when you remember how much Indy thought his dad didn't care about him in his adulthood, and then you see Henry Sr.'s smiling face looking down at his newborn son. D'awwwwwww.
  • Special Effect Failure: Oh, so much. Granted, it was made in the early 90s, but still...
  • Tearjerker: Several, mostly around Indy's mother.
    • Combines with Harsher in Hindsight in the China episode. The last time we chronologically see Indy's mother, she's tearfully caring for little Indy as he's afflicted with a bad fever that almost kills him. Dang.
    • In "Petrograd, July 1917", Indy befriended a group of young Bolshevik students who decide to join the Russian Revolution. He was unable to stop them from marching into an ambush. One of them died from gunshot wound.