Star vs. The Forces of Evil · 6:16pm
You know, I don't hear very much about this cartoon. It isn't spoken about the same way that Steven Universe and Gravity Falls are/were. I say "were" because it seems like a lot of the enthusiasm around those two have cooled, as well. Anyway, the point that I'm trying to make it that Star vs. The Forces of Evil has slowly become the cartoon that I really look forward to. Not every episode is a hit, but the main storyline is fucking amazing! Since the season one finale, it has been on fire, especially the stuff with Ludo. Ludo's journey of reinvention as a villain is a jaw-dropping episode in my opinion, and Alan Tudyk is the perfect voice for him.
Star vs. The Forces of Evil is a strange beast, but in a way, it's kinda like Steven Universe. Little things that seems like throwaway gags come back as important plot pieces. Things are carried through to continue continuity. And, man, the feels! It's a wacky comedy about 85% of the time, but when they hit you with something serious, it's often quite effective. I've teared up a few times watching it.
So if you haven't been watching and you're looking for something new, give it a shot. The first season is going to seem like a lot of random-style comedy, so if you don't like that, you're probably not going to be into it, but there's a lot of meat in the show down the road. I happen to love the tone the show hits, and I hope you will, too.
Fun fact: My dog's name is Star Butterfly