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A superhero with a cliched monkey sidekick, typical-styled powers, and uses the power of "vocabulary" to somehow defeat mediocre villains. That's not what Word Girl is at all.
At first glance, this show seems to be just one of the plethora of uncreative/unoriginal cartoons that are dominating television today. However, it's more than that. Much more.
Word Girl is clever. It's cute. It's smart without being smart-assed, retro-styled that's pleasing to the eye, comedious, and the voice actors and background music are incredible. Even the featured words are well-chosen and brought into great context in the show. Which says nothing about the characters.
Right from the start, the characters became my favorite aspect out of all the aspects of the show. The characters are just so... three-dimesional. All the characters have their own quirks and personalities that distinguish every one.
A once kind-hearted doctor now with the mind of a demonic lab-rat. An evil boy genius who sets monumental robots on the city just to win the affections of the superheroine. A woman fused with a copier who can create innumerable clones of herself. And those are just the villains.
Word Girl herself has more of a personality than many other female leads, even in live-action shows. One minute she can be kicking around giant-evil-robots and has a massive vocabulary, and the next she's mild-mannered Becky Botsford who sucks at art and gets all girly over ponies. Not to mention the monkey. He's adorable, and break-dances at the end of every show. Can you tell I'm obsessed?
The thing is, you just can't stop.
If you're the kind of person I am, who appreciates great animation, humor, and wonderfully styled characters, just one episode of this show will have you coming back for seconds. And thirds. And fourths.
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