O@tNetflix: Cowboy Bebop

People, we gonna carry the weight …

The space Western story follows Spike Spiegel and his rag-tag crew of bounty hunters, or Cowboys, as they try to capture the galaxy’s worst criminals and survive the unexpected dangers they encounter throughout space, sometimes saving the world in the process but always leaving millions in damages. โ€”deadline

No Orca ain’t no normie. There is nothing normal about her lifestyle. Compared to most of the radical Anime and media experts onYouTube tho … jeeze, I’m like such a normie person. Maybe it’s my age showing, my sweet personality, my forgiving mindset, or – rather unbelievable – my superior intellect. But I really think that Netflixen’s live action adaptation ain’t that bad. At least not as bad as all those hardcore, petty minded self-acclaimed custodians of anime wanna make it look like.

Wanna recreate that? You serious?

We can argue about the necessity of said live action adaptation of the beloved Cowboy Bebop saga, and they would be right. The scene of anime addicts really has no use for this. As they claim, 100% of attempts, until now, are pure and utter crap. Not only when done in the West. Watch Japanese very own Attack on Titan movies, which are crapola, or the ScarJo vehicle Ghost in the Shell, which also was done with help by the original author and totally missed the point. And some other franchises spring to mind, all on the garbage tier list.

This is what Netflix is giving us. Deal with it.

Buuuuut! Did anyone ever think about that you and me, fellow anime aficionados, might not be the targeted audience? That Netflix doesn’t produce their shows for the comparatively tiny group of anime fans but for a much wider range of normie media consumers? Huh, how about that, eh?

A bitch and a lesbian.

As it so happens many years have passed since I last watched the original anime, all 26 shows plus one movie, so I was kinda able to slip out of my custodian’s costume and just enjoy the show. All normie-like, with a fresh look at the criminal universe of Cowboy Bebop. And so far – I’ve watched 5 episodes (sessions) and hubby has 2 under his belt. And we really, Tadaaah!, enjoyed the show so far. Ya, sorry, in my age you can’t just binge the whole season in one go. We’ll need some more days to get through it. Or at least until tonight, ok?

Missing Ed?

So people are complaining about Jet Black being played by an black actor? Guess what, dearios, I’ve always thought he was black. I was more negatively surprised by Spike Spiegel being portrayed by Chinese John Cho. In my mind he always was more like a Italian guy. But mostly, and that’s what others say as well, Spike is in his late twenties while Cho is in his late 40s. For my taste he’s just not fresh-faced enough for the part. But he plays his role rather well.

Here she is!

Then there’s the elephant in the room, Daniela Pineda as Faye Valentine. Pheeew. All the experts are superduper pissed off about her costume and demeanor. Ok, she’s not wearing hot pants for some or the other reason (maybe secretly fat legs or orange skin, ever thought about that female problem, gentlemen?) and her demeanor is like that in the weirdly misjudged screenplay. Yes, right, it’s a weak point of the Netflix show. Why did they have to hire shitty writers? And shitty casting agents? Senorita Pineda is a very pretty woman, although not the femme fatale of the anime but more the power flea, silly buddy and shithead type. So they’ve retyped her. Know what? I can live with that.

Vicious gets much too much screentime.

Then I hear complaints about the production. The single sessions are at least twice as long as a usual anime episode of ~20 mins. And they’ve fukkered the succession. And you fuxers complain about that? Why? It’s not important.

Well done!

Ok, almost forgot we have two more elephants in the room: Radical Edward and his gene modified doggo Ein. Ok, Ein is casted perfectly with some corgi but where is Ed? This is a real deviation from the original. Ein is Ed’s dog, they come as a packet deal. Not so in Netflix’s show. Ein joined the crew in session 3, Ed is yet to be mentioned. I know she will appear in the last session and the one media critic I heard talking about her was very negative. Hah! That’s what happens when you hire adhd teenagers to play adhd teenagers. Think back to the source, hasn’t Ed not always been a nerve-wrecking little asshole?

We’ll cross that bridge once we get there.

Ghost from the past, Julia also gets much too much screentime.

Up to now hubby as well as me, are thoroughly enjoying Cowboy Bebop 2021 … uh oh … talking about 2021, Faye turns out to be a lesbian! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Becoz of coz! So what? It’s not 1998 anymore, no TV show without a lesbian these days, and the normies need some lubricant. ๐Ÿ˜‰ No matter if it’s helping with the drama or pure virtue signalling, lesbians are a must! It didn’t help the doomed Bat-Lesbian franchise but maybe this little woke trick will catapult Cowboy Bebop onto the olymp of modern television. =^.^=

Hunting for bounty/food.

And now excuse me please, me gotz 5 more sessions to consume …

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