So we have reached the half way point of season 1 and we conclude with an episode that is very bitter sweet. It had stuff I loved, but stuff I didn't like.
So we begin with A mis direction as it looks like we have an action episode in some far off land with evil poochers try to kidnap some baby tigers or something, but to the rescue is some mongoose but it turns out it is all a movie being watched by our pets. I wouldn't mind seeing more action on the show.
Now here is a part that really gets on my nerves, Sunil does his magic act, and uses Penny Ling in his trick, and makes her disappear with the intention that should reappear in a box, well the trick doesn't work as planned, but it works, Penny Ling is transported accross town, and she runs back to the pet shop which I thought was hilarious, but the pets give Sunil a hard time like he flopped. Sure the trick didn't go as planned but it worked, heck it worked better as planned, but if he couldn't make Penny disappear okay, but he did, he did real magic, hello real magic, that is impressive, I like to see them try. It gets on my nerves Sunil did something super awesome and no one gives him credit. These pets get on my gears. I wish Raven from Teen Titans or some other magic sorcerrer would show up and teach them a lesson Magic is awesome.
Okay I got that out of my system, but the pets are in obcess with some actor mongoose called Shahrukh, and man he is a jerk.But more on that later, the pets get Blythe who is looking awesome BTW to take them to the studio and we meet for the first time the security guy making his debut, one episode we meet stage manager, the two of them are work aholics how many jobs do they have, I think I might ship them. Blythe gave him a great neck name and whenever I see him I call him Tiny.
Hijinks ensues, and by the end of it Shahrukh is staying the pet shop, while Sunil is going to be in a movie. Well Shahrukh is a jerk but he is an awesome song, very catchy, one of my favorite songs. Between him and the Biskits, the jerky characters they have good songs in this series, I just notice.
Meanwhile Sunil is finding out being a movie star is not all glammer as he has to do a dangerious stund for the movie and the director looks famialr. Is he suppose to Steven Spellburg or Michael Bay, giving the stund he has to do, Michael Bay would be very appropiate. And one of the funniest lines in the history of the series. one of the director assistants says to Sunil "careful little guy we don't want you getting hurt, now up on the letch and jump off." I laughed out loud at that.
The pets realize Shahrukh is a jerk, and they want Sunil back, dam magic critics who don't appreciate the greatnestt of magic kind of got what's coming to them, but anyway Blythe and Penny go to the studio to try to get Sunil back, but Tiny gets in the way. And there is adorable scene here when Penny try to climb out the protective ramp, it just adorable.
In the end, Sunil does some real magic to switch places with Shahrukh, Shahrukh learns to appreciate his old life, and the pets learn to appreciate Sunil, a lesson they should not have had to learn in the first place. I was disappointed in Vinnie for not sticking for Sunil and to a lesser degree Zoey to show some considence from "Blythe's Crush", as long as they never do that again I am good.
Shahrukh is an intersting character, he is the first day camper to not become friends with the pets. He is not a bad guy pet like someone we meet in season 3, but before this we have had guest pets that are antagonistic towards one if not all the pets like Esteban and Madame Palm, but by episode end they become friends with whoever they were feuding with. Here doesn't really happen. Shahrukh never appologies for the way he treated the pets or for the way he views the world in general. I am not compalining, just something I noticed.
I am sorry if I was a little negative in this review, I thought the way the pets talked to Sunil was very mean spiritness and very OOC of them. Secondly I love magic, I take magic over science and technology any day of the week when it comes to fiction. My favorite manga is Fairy Tail, Raven is my favorite Titan in the cartoon show, heck my reason for following the Ben 10 franchise is the magic theme stuff which is not the basis for the franchise it is more of a secondary thing, plus all of the magic themed characters are awesome especially Charmcaster one of the greatest characters ever. If you are a fun complex characters check Charmcaster out. So yeah I big fan of magic in media, so anyone putting it down it is a sour thing with me.
I think I will give 8 / 10, the stuff I didn't like I really didn't like, but the stuff I liked I really loved.