Main Plot Points:
- Believe in Steven! Steven Universe is a half-human, half-Gem hero who’s learning to save the world with the magical powers that come from his bellybutton. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as smart.
- But that doesn’t stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures – where Steven always finds a surprising way to save the day.
What We Thought:
- I had never heard of Steven Universe: Gem Glow and after watching the DVD, I’m not a fan.
- I hope it’s geared towards kids and isn’t some cult hit among adults like Adventure Time. It definitely comes across as a show for kids, but hey there’s a generation of Bronies out there so who knows.
- The concept is simple enough, an odd kid gets some powers through a gem and tries to learn how to handle those powers from girls (named for gemstones) who also have gems and be a hero.
- See, definitely for kids. It’s pretty goofy and weird. I can’t say I enjoyed any of the episodes, but some of it made me at least smile or smirk.
- My favorite thing was the cheeseburger backpack episode where he fills it with random things that actually end up helping them along their adventure.
- I’m thinking the show is the step up from Dora. If your kids watched Dora at 2-4, now that they are 8-10, they might like this? I don’t know, kids are weird today.
- Steven Universe: Gem Glow is clearly not for me. It seems family friendly enough so your kids might like it. I’m sure some dudes get high and watch it and make it a cult hit, but I’m not one of them.
- Pilot Episode
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Voice Actors!
Recommended if You Like:
- Adventure Land
- Gumball and Friends
- Ben 10