Today we begin our coverage of Cartoon Network Studio’s Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar. There will be multiple posts today for our Steven Universe section as the show is already on Episode 8 and we have a few things to catch up on. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this show when it first appeared, you can never tell by the promo commercials. Watching a young chubby kid scream about how ice cream allows him to harness his powers or having cat like fingers doesn’t give you a good taste of the show.
I didn’t bother catching the premiere, my television set is typically tuned into Cartoon Network for most of the day. An old habit from my earlier days watching Dragonball Z on Toonami, and then of course the birth of Adult Swim. For the most part my TV acts as background noise while I surf the internet. So I knew sooner or later I would see an episode or two. Fast forward to a random Sunday where two episodes came on, “Frybo” followed by “Cat Fingers”. Both episodes had hints on the promos, Steven screaming at his animated paints “That’s unusual!”.
Anyways, beyond the highest level of neckbearding on the internet, a long article about a show to kick off our coverage. There are more details that could have been said and researched on, but there are only so many hours in the day. For your consideration, Steven Universe.