Cowboy Bebop, a tv show review

A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan

24mins (1998-1999) Action, Adventure

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Spike Spiegel: Look at my eyes, Faye. One of them is a fake because I lost it in an accident. Since then, I’ve been seeing the past in one eye and the present in the other. So, I thought I could only see patches of reality, never the whole picture. I felt like I was watching a dream I could never wake up from. Before I knew it, the dream was over.

I was surprised to see an animated tv show on the top 250 television series on IMDB that I have not seen before. It was enough for me to want to check out the first episodes. The rated 8.9/10 average reviews of it was right, it has an original soundtrack and some cool cinematic action scenes worth remembering. The show is about the misadventures and tragedies of an easy-going bounty hunter and his partners in the year 2071.

This show is able to do so many things and is has a willingness to mix and blur boundaries. Some of the styles used in this tv show are philosophy, science, spirituality, optimism, film noir, gothic horror, black comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, parody, and many more I could list. And commenting on the original soundtrack it makes you appreciate what jazz can do for the visual fiction while mixing genres such as electronic, tribal, rock and blues.

Then the music enhances all the main action scenes and climaxes at the end of each story. These scenes are epic to the bizarre. For example, there is a chase scene with a cowboy riding a horse and a person wearing a bear suit. But don’t you worry there is plenty of battles in space and hands on combat that includes the use of blood. And each scene always uses the perfect angles to show the progression on the screen.

Is Cowboy Bebop worth binge watching? The answer is you certainly should just for the experience alone. As of right now, Cowboy Bebop would be on my list for top 10 animated series of all time. When you think you have found all the anime shows worth watching something like this show totally changes your mind. I recommend this underrated show for the fact that I have not heard of it until now and with only 26 episodes it is a quick and fun watch that keeps you interested.

Jet Black: Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops. There are ends we don’t desire, but they’re inevitable, we have to face them. It’s what being human is all about.


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