Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space Review: Like a warm hug from a long lost friend

Waiting for the second season of Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat It was Too long, characterized by delays, leaks, and uncertainty About when — not to mention where — the series might finally come to an end. New Netflix Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space Old fans of the original show may throw it into a small episode at first. Once he works through the odd part of the deja vu narrative that makes up the first few episodes, though, lazy in space It manages to become what every long-awaited follow-up to a beloved series wants: exceptional and moving in its own right.

Much like the original Bee and PuppyCat The web series that debuted on Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel in 2013, lazy in space It tells the story of Bee (Allyn Rachel), a simple 20-year-old girl with a heart as big as her rent that is past due. None of the other young men who live on the sleepy and impossibly cold island that Bee calls home consider themselves “living together”. But Bea can’t help but feel as though she’s not living up to her full potential as she struggles to hold a job, even when her best friends like aspiring chef Deckard (Kent Osborne) go out of their way to help her keep one.

Bee was kicked out of so many gigs running her temporary agency that she could barely blink an eye when she received her latest pink slip. Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Spacethe first episode. But everything about Bee’s boring, cute life takes a sudden magical turn after she indirectly makes a wish for another living creature to take care of him, and the universe responds by dropping a beautiful and adorable creature into her lap.

early on, lazy in space It’s peppered with little detail that hints at how eccentric it really is, but it’s not until the series PuppyCat – a chubby cat and dog hybrid “voice” by vocaloid OLIVER – emerges from a crack in space and becomes the pet of Bee, where it begins String to focus. Besides not knowing how she’s going to pay her bills and feed a mutated animal, Bee doesn’t really know why she can understand PuppyCat’s high-pitched, computerized scream as talk when no one else can. But when PuppyCat tells his new owner that he’s thinking of a way to earn some quick and easy cash, Bee doesn’t think twice before saying yes, partly because she needs the money but mostly because she can’t resist the invitation of a good, quirky adventure.

Just in time like a cartoon about a disgruntled magical girl working on a gig and her bright-mouthed animal companion felt back when Bee and PuppyCat It debuted in 2013, its premise resonates more now, which is probably why lazy in space He spends a lot of time reworking it. Although the bulk of lazy in spaceNew storyline, the first three episodes are an intense and at the same time expanded work of the original series as a whole more than just a fitting continuation of its story.

While the number of lazy in spaceThe jokes were filmed in order to reproduce footage from the web series, and the show takes its time as it makes them up over the course of each of its 30-minute episodes. Because lazy in spaceThe episodes of the series have been much longer, though the show is able to incorporate more plots and predictions into its story steven universelike twists A new level of confidence and comfort works in his favour.

Image from the Netflix animated series Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space.

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Although aggressive moUseful aesthetics make it look like a children’s show, Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space It often appears to be somewhere in between more mature series like infinity train and (surprisingly) Broad City As she researches what makes her heroes and villains tick. Supporting characters such as Cardamon (Alexander James Rodriguez), the young prince who is also the owner of Bee’s land, and Toast (Terri Hawkes), a gladiator who dreams of greatness, initially appear to provide comedic relief and predict pieces of mystery lazy in space is about. But with the arrival of all of them, lazy in space That becomes even clearer about how it really is a story about people like Bee learning to take care of themselves as passionately as they do others.

even if Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space You don’t seem like the type of show that can suck you in, his lessons on the importance of prioritizing emotional fulfillment before action are valuable lessons worth spending time on. But it’s just one of the many things you’ll likely love about animation if you give it a try.

Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space Streaming now on Netflix.

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