Carmen Sandiego: Carmen Sandiego, Season 1
January 24, 2019 5:25 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

I'm only 4 or 5 episodes into the season, and while I don't think it's as engrossing as the She-Ra reboot, I figured this one deserved a post too.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:33 PM on January 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'm only two episodes in, but this is good. I'm glad there are nods to the fixation on geography.

Surprising amount of mime humor. Between this and She-Ra, apparently all Netflix rebooted animated series need a cat-themed antagonist.
posted by figurant at 9:15 PM on January 24, 2019

My kid is 10 and likes geography but didn't LOVE this.
posted by k8t at 10:12 PM on January 24, 2019

I loved loved the whole season. I really dug the animation style and colour palette. The educational quality is a little dubious though!
posted by Calzephyr at 12:36 PM on January 25, 2019

I never saw the original, only absorbed the basic idea of Carmen San Diego. I liked it. The origin story flashbacks seemed a bit dark for a children's show and the ending caught me by surprise. I'd watch a second season.
posted by zengargoyle at 1:42 PM on January 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

it's pretty divorced from the source material as they wanted to make Carmen the main character but not have her be real criminal. which makes sense.

I find this boring as heck, something about the constant flash backs, but my 7 year old is obsessed.
posted by French Fry at 8:08 AM on January 26, 2019

I loved this!! All the silly puns (and comments on the silliness of puns), Carmen basically having the rogue version of my dream life, the fucking mime.

I wonder what ACME's deal is?
posted by divabat at 2:06 AM on January 27, 2019

I couldn’t deal with the annoying Southie accents, and had to stop watching, and now I feel like I’m a bad person.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:33 AM on January 28, 2019

Just watching this now — anyone know if Zack and Amy are a larger part of the Carmen Sandiego mythos, beyond being the protagonists of the Saturday Morning cartoon version from the 90s (which also did a bit of the Morally Grey Carmen thing)?
posted by Alterscape at 7:53 PM on August 11, 2020

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