First two series are excellent by my standards. I want to see more.
The city of Townsville. I never "got" what the appeal of the place was when I was younger, I just saw the setting of a generic Hanna-Barbera
Now, older and hopefully wiser, I have had the honour to watch through the first two series of a true animated masterpiece. The humour is at times subtle and clever, while at others dirty and filled absolutely to the brim with innuendo, at times managing to sneak some rather vulgar language past the censors.
In fact, at times it seems as if more of the humour is aimed at adults than children, which isn't really a surprise when you consider that the original pilot short was entitled "Whoopass Stew" and the characters were only renamed from The Whoopass Girls to The Powerpuff Girls
when some Moral Guardian
at one of America's cable providers complained to Cartoon Network
about having a show with such a title.
But as I say, the humour aimed at adults is very, very richly entrenched in the series. The show is almost entirely based around parodying numerous things that younger viewers would simply not realise it was parodying; most notably, of course, generic Hanna-Barbera
, and Magical Girl anime
, but also Humongous Mecha
, bad English anime dubs, and 50s American Sitcom
Another highlight is, of course, the villains, as should be the case with any good work of fiction. Mojo Jojo easily stands out as the best villain, with only the pure evil that is Him providing competition. Lenny Baxter the comic book geek also stands out as a one shot "villain".
Of course, I have not yet gotten onto The Powerpuff Girls
themselves, nor their Standard '50s Father
Professor Utonium. Blossom is a typical superhero Mary Sue
, and that's basically the point, although her character can at times prove to be deeper and more interesting than that, such as in A Very Special Blossom. Bubbles, meanwhile, basically behaves like one would expect a five year old girl to do, although she can Take a Level in Badass
if she so desires. Buttercup deserves special mention on the grounds of basically just being a massive jerk who always gets forgiven in the end simply on the grounds of having saved the world despite only being five. I approve of this.
So once again, a fantastic show, easily in my top ten of all time. Watch it, now.