2 November 2018 | elevineyes
Obsessed... but Mixed Feelings
Take it easy, this show is not for everyone. But before you leave, peek at my reasoning please.
My personal CONS:
It is very experimental in it's storytelling and animation to the point of being overwhelmingly wonky or confusing sometimes. The show leans heavily on references. Many probably go over kids' heads. Sometimes it seems like a reference of everything at once, but if you're into references, it's a plus I guess. I on the other hand live under a rock, so I'm confused halve the time about scenes that don't quite work out as well without that deeper understanding.
The pacing is pretty wonky at times too, and like I said before, so is the animation. Some scenes look awesome, some of them look disturbingly awkward.
Morals can be a bit pushy on rare occasion, so don't get "triggered" if you disagree.
Characters are excellently written. Hardly any true trope characters (except for maybe my lovely edgy bean), as they are multi-dimensional, flawed, and entertaining. With them the writers create stories with meaning. It's not that dreaded empty content... well almost all episodes anyhoo. When the storytelling or pacing staggers or those confusing maybe-but-not-surely-noncanon episodes crop up, the characters themselves are enough to keep me going.
The music is another upside, I think it's all very groovy and almost transcendent, but dear, I've forgotten the name of the genre. You'll just have to hear it yourself!
If you ask the average OK K.O. fan, from my experience they'll talk like it's basically the best thing that ever was animated. Maybe I'm just too judgemental and uptight to see it. But I have mixed feelings about it, I feel like it gets away with much more than other shows can when it comes to being experimental and mixing up the very grondwork of the show's universe. I don't really know what the show quite IS sometimes. Of course, these are just my opinions and I don't know much. Build your own opinions and take your time. I hope someone read this.