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Owl House, In the Middle Of Our Tweet

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Soooooooo The Owl House is on the cusp of finishing its first season. Anyone else watching? I've been big into it since the start, but ever since the recent revelation that it's officially the gayest thing in the Disney canon, I've just fallen in love.
 

Mr Bean

Chief Detective
I am. The last few episodes have really pulled me in so I went back and watched the whole series from the beginning. Good story, great characters, and the animation is drop dead gorgeous for big important moments. The Grom dance fight and the witches’ duel from the latest episode :chef’s kiss:.
 

Exposition Owl

could use a space fortress
(he/him/his)
This show was actually one of the primary reasons I signed up for Disney+, and I felt like an idiot when I realized that it wasn't actually on Disney+ yet. I am so eager to start watching it that I am actually bouncing up and down in my chair.
 

Wiggy

(she/they)
I've been really enjoying this show, especially the last few episodes. I'm excited for the finale tomorrow, and whether in this episode or in the next season I do hope Amity gets to tell Luz how she feels soon.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Watched the season finale; I really appreciate that they're committed to getting outside of comfortable character archetypes and changing the status quo with this show.

Also, Luz's magic doesn't work in the human world, huh? Can't imagine that'll be important later...
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Finally watched this on Disney+ over the past week or so. I liked it a lot, though in terms of recent Disney cartoons it probably ranks under Ducktales and Gravity Falls for me. I love the cast though, I feel like everyone does a fantastic job with their characters. And I really appreciated how they took the time to build everyone's relationships over the course of the season in a very organic way.

I don't want to Google and accidentally hit spoilers, but has there been word of a second season yet?
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
Finally watched this on Disney+ over the past week or so. I liked it a lot, though in terms of recent Disney cartoons it probably ranks under Ducktales and Gravity Falls for me. I love the cast though, I feel like everyone does a fantastic job with their characters. And I really appreciated how they took the time to build everyone's relationships over the course of the season in a very organic way.

I don't want to Google and accidentally hit spoilers, but has there been word of a second season yet?
Yeah they got a second season.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
As noted in the Disney + thread, this show is finally on there, in Canada!

You know, that place where all the Canadians live!

It took less than 90 seconds for me to mark it as one of my favourite Disney animated series overall.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
Oh hey, this has its own thread!

Escape of the Palisman: Well, I had previously wanted more Bat Queen, so yay for me! Her role as queen of an Island of Misfit Toys-style crew of palismans was a neat reveal! Also, over in the Disney + thread, someone had mentioned how the show manages to have 3 cute sidekicks that all have their own niche. Up to this point, I honestly kept forgetting Owlbert was, like, alive. But this episode characterized him very nicely! Good stuff! [/spoiler]
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Watching season 2, because I forgot it was on!

I thought Gus had changed VAs, but apparently his VA actually did go through puberty. Huh! Always good to see more Luz/Amity interaction also.
 
I'm confused by the story progression, being only a few episodes in. So Luz is attracted to Amity? She's a total, uh, bad person. And Willow is right there! At least she's friendly.

Also, I'm really hoping she remains Eda's apprentice and the show doesn't just become cartoon Harry Potter. I like Eda! She's flippant and odd, wizened yet petulant. She's got this whole Phyllis Diller vibe going on that works for me.
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
Amity gets a fair amount of character development but, yeah, bit of an odd choice to have her start out as a bully given her role in the show now.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Luz generally likes most people, and even early in the series I think Luz realizes that she doesn't really know Amity well enough to understand why she comes off so cold and just wants to keep things civil, made all the easier as it quickly becomes clear that Amity isn't actually a bad person and that Luz has accidentally come across as being kind of a jerk to her too. And as of right now I'm pretty sure Luz is completely clueless and just thinks of Amity as a good friend.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
I only just started watching this, thanks to its recent addition to Canuck D+, and alls I have to say so far is that this show is delightful.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Oh, and called shot: the guy who wrote the book stayed in the Boiling Isles, taught himself magic, and is now the Emperor.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Not very far into the series still, I tend to spread around my tv watching, but it’s easily one of the best shows Disney’s ever produced. Perhaps even better than that other one! You know the one I mean.

Just watched the episode where the gay subtext drops the “sub” all together
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
First season is done and, hoo boy, yeah, this is a good'un.

Some of the familiar voicework was distracting in parts (I swear I could close my eyes whenever King was speaking and hear a much less intimidating Bill), but that ain't a bad thing.

Really the only bad thing is how long us Canucks will probably have to wait to see the second season. Why does the Boiling Isles hate Canada, Disney???

Also, Hooty: Best character or worst character? Or worst-best character? Or.... best-worst character?
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
Don't click unless you're caught up: I am so bummed that the unexpected Lilith/Hooty friendship got put on a bus.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
I've watched more of these! My thoughts are a bit scattershot, but:

Enchanted Grom Fright

I've got nothing original to say about this one, but THAT scene was awesome to watch, and just a great use of the medium, wrapping major character beats and an action setpiece into some lovely animation.

Wing it Like Witches

It's possible my expectations were just a bit too high, which is a credit to the show, but it feels like the self-aware sports story beats of this episode have been really well worn (like really? An extended "the Golden Snitch is a bad game mechanic written by someone who doesn't know about sports" spiel in 2019?). The friend dynamics were good, though, and I like that there were lasting consequences of the big game for a couple episodes after this.

Finale stuff

As has been stated upthread, I really like how this set the stage for a shifting status quo.

Escaping Expulsion

This felt very similar to a certain episode/character arc from Gravity Falls, which is not at all bad! And I think the "standing up to shitty parents" theme hits different for the shows' target audience. It's nice? concerning? to see Luz's willingness to throw herself headlong into mortal peril is still unwavering.

Echoes of the Past

A King episode! With the more crowded Owl House, he'd definitely felt a bit sidelined recently. What struck me about this episode was that, more than most non-gaming media I can think of offhand, it hit an extremely video game-ish vibe in the best possible ways. The setting was extremely appealing, I really enjoyed the creature design and animation, and the music/sound effects during some of the most intense encounters was just perfect for setting the tone. On an unrelated note, seeing that Luz draws that stylized "S" that every kid has doodled when they're bored was a very satisfying throwaway visual.
 

Tegan

dirtbag lesbian
(She/Her)
The most recent episode formally introduced a non-binary character, which is a first for Disney apparently. Man, what kind of blood pact did Dana Terrace have to sign with Disney to make their first ever good queer thing?
 
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