Teenage Bounty Hunters (2020): Season 1
- Teenage Bounty Hunters
- Season 1
- Finished watching:
- 22nd October, 2021
Might contain spoilers.
The trailer left me uncertain whether I wanted to watch it, but the glowing review on Pajiba convinced me, and I’m glad. I’m of two minds, though: I really like the show and I’m also relieved it was cancelled. Let me explain.
The characters and the performances are fantastic (except for Kadeem Hardinson as Bowser and Virgina Williams as the evil twin, which oscillate between good and unintentionally amusing). The chemistry between Maddie Philips and Anjelica Bette Fellini as the leads is unbelievable. I love Miles the character and Myles Evans the actor. I can’t stop laughing at Luke. Method Man as Terrance Coin was an excellent surprise.
More than that, the worldbuilding and the early stories are top notch. The naturalism is wonderful. The show is very down-to-Earth despite its unusual premise, and I was moved by the sweetness of so many of the relationships—even between Bowser and the girls, by the end—as well as of the girls themselves.
I do not like the irreversible twists and turns of the last two episodes. I’m relieved we don’t have to watch the world of the show change for the worse over the course of future seasons.
As an aside, it’s strange to see two good Christian girls raised in a devout Christian family who nonetheless behave like modern teenagers. Realistic, I concede, but unexpected.