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Steven Universe - The Complete First Season

by Will Sanna
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Steven Universe - The Complete First Season

Created by Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe follows the adventures of the show's titular character and the Crystal Gems, three alien warriors protecting Steven's hometown of Beach City and the planet Earth from alien attacks, all while Steven navigates his own life as an adolescent human-alien hybrid. The 15-minute episodes are peppered with humor, well-executed fight scenes, compelling characters, and catchy songs.

You may find season one a little slow to start with many "monster of the week" episodes, but the pace picks up and entertainingly flushes out the world of the Crystal Gems. The series' short episodes make it perfect for binge watching. "Steven Universe" has a strong musical component - almost every episode contains an original song. With cast members including the talents of British vocal powerhouse Estelle and Broadway star (and former Mickey Mouse Club-member) Deedee Magno Hall, the soundtrack is worth investigating as well. Later seasons see Grammy and Tony winner Patti LuPone and drag queen Jinkx Monsoon joining the cast as well. Anyone with children should give this show their attention, as it is possible to watch with kids and enjoy it as an adult. The show addresses themes not often seen in cartoons like same-sex relationships, nontraditional family units, and post-traumatic stress, all in a form that children can easily comprehend. Fans of shows like "Adventure Time" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender" might especially find Steven Universe enjoyable.

It's a must-add to your home entertainment collection! Grab it now!

Special Features

-Inside the Music Featurette
-Animatics
-Song Demos
-Commentaries
-Exclusive Live Performance

Steven Universe - The Complete First Season
DVD
$24.98 SRP

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