Season Four Analysis: The Dichotomy of Steven Universe, Character and Show

Season four of Steven Universe was not welcomed with universal acclaim during its initial run. While both the Bombs and select episodes like “Mindful Education” were lauded right out of the gate, anyone who peruses the show’s subreddit would’ve seen criticism lobbed against the season for the abundance of Beach City residents episodes and the lack of any Homeworld threat to propel the narrative arc forward for longer than a five episode stretch. And while I do agree that the disparity in quality between the human and gem episodes was an issue, in hindsight the brilliance of that structure has shown itself. Continue reading “Season Four Analysis: The Dichotomy of Steven Universe, Character and Show”

Steven’s Dream Analysis & Review

Today on Steven Universe, we begin one of the series greatest arcs. No spoilers for future episodes as per usual but, for those going through it for the first time, as the episode plainly indicates,┬áthis is going to be quite the series of episodes. Continue reading “Steven’s Dream Analysis & Review”