I shared a very special twenty minutes with my son yesterday: She-Ra, Princess of Power on YouTube. Yes, YouTube has become mother-son time. Pathetic? Maybe.
She-Ra was fantastic. She was a Rebel--the alter ego of Princess Adora and the twin sister of He-Man of Eternia. As a baby, she was stolen by Hordak, leader of the Hordes. He raised her and as one of his Hordes until Adam brings her the Sword of Protection, which parallels He-Man's Sword of Power, and gives her the power to transform into She-Ra.
I mean, Wow! They don't make them like this anymore. The closest kids' cartoons I've seen to She-Ra are movies--The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl and Meet the Robinsons. Sharkboy deals with the real and fantastical in relation to dreams. It's really well done, and my son loves it. Robinsons takes on time travel and how you treat others. A bit confusing at times, but, overall, witty and smart.
I'm not even going to try to tie all of this back in to writing. I just wanted to share my exciting trip down memory lane. I've even embedded an episode of She-Ra for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Now that was some 80s fun, wasn't it?
Not only did She-Ra hold up well, it was nice to see it hasn't (and doesn't need to be) redone. Great combination of action, SciFi, monsters, and talking animals. Not to mention sexy women for the guys and plenty of muscles for the girls.
I also watched 'Jem and the Holograms'--didn't hold up so well. :(
And if that's not enough, how about a quiz? Which She-Ra character are you?
I am: Glimmer!
Shadow Weaver 40%
I suppose I would have been She-Ra, but my tie-breaker question was, "Do you like sword play or do you want to be a fairytale princess?" I said princess. Strange. I normally would have said sword play. But today the pink side of my body won out.
So, which She-Ra character are you?