24 October 2002 | bigben5
There's only so many ways you can tell the same old moral.
"Don't kill your parents", "Be yourself" &" Sharing" have all become standards cliches in kids show. It's gone up to the point where kids are becoming smarter and can predict the outcome of the show before it even ends.
Likewise, I find Sagwa a bit refreshing.It helps introduce younger children to other cultures and traditions - gives them a view of the world outside the box. It also helps talk about different topics, like our relationship with nature and about showing our feelings. Not new topics, but the ones not generally discussed.
The only thing I hate about this show is that the characters always laugh at the end of an episode. Apparently something ironic mimics the lessons learned and the all laugh... laugh.. laugh... I also think that this show
will never be as popular as Arthur as Amy Tan hasn't been making enough books as Marc Brown, nor does Sagwa include a greater diversity of characters than Arthur does.
In short, I find this show refreshing. It's definetly a good start.