One of the downsides to shows that focus on serialized elements is that episodes is that there’s less room for events that don’t seem to move the plot forward. However, I’ve come to realize that even these filler episodes serve a purpose. When a show’s finished its run, we’ll look back on these fun little episodes in a much better light. Case in point, this week’s episode of Amphibia did little to advance the plot forward. However, it did give us two fun short stories.
If you guys haven’t seen the new season of Amphibia yet, then you’re missing out on quality TV right now. It’s not like we can do much this summer, anyway. Having hit the ground running last week, the show maintains its momentum with meme-worthy faces. Not to mention, we see Anne doing what I’m now dubbing as “The Anne Dance.” If that blows up on Social Media, I coined it!
We’ve waited nearly a year for it to come back. And while it was touch and go for a bit thanks to COVID-19, I’m happy to say that Amphibia’s here with a new season. If you guys saw my post on the season two trailer, then you know just how hyped I’ve been for Season Two. The Plantar’s are traveling beyond the valley in the journey of a lifetime. There’s gonna be danger, mystery, and more to be found. So without further ado, let’s begin the review.
We only have three episodes left in the first season of Amphibia, and the show’s covered almost every primary and secondary character on the show. They even covered Wally in that awesome Moss Man episode. The only one left to get time in the spotlight is Maddie, the baker’s daughter that got engaged to Sprig. Since Sprig likes Ivy, though, he’s been avoiding Maddie. Time for an awkward break-up and curse!
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This episode of Amphibia’s all about conflict. For eons, people have fought each other over every idea or belief imaginable. As Anne and Hop Pop learn in this episode, sometimes conflict occurs because of something important, like politics. Conflict can also occur over something stupid like shipping.
So far, Amphibia’s focused primarily on the relationships between the Plantar family and Anne. There was the thing with Mayor Toadstool, but that’s about it. Today’s episode, though, helps grow the world of the show in two ways: a new addition to the main cast, and build on the overarching plot for the first time since the pilot. Just like Gravity Falls used to.