Wander Over Yonder "The Heebie Jeebies" Review - AVClub

AVClub: Wander Over Yonder loves to do two things: experiment, with episodes like “The Void” or “The Breakfast,” and play with genre conventions, with episodes like “The Cartoon” and “The Hero.” Generally, Wander knocks it out of the park when playing around with styles and meta-styles, allowing the writers and animators to have ridiculous fun with the characters and the settings. Sometimes, though, those same writers struggle with messing with those various conventions, particularly when dealing with a specific genre. The most recent example was “The Bad Neighbors,” a fine if flat take on the generic sitcom. Well, we can add “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” to the “nice try” list. Not to say these were bad episodes. They were just lacking the kind of energy that usually allows the crew to really rip apart the genres that they were aiming for. Even if they weren’t looking to satirize genre conventions, opting to play them straight-forward instead, the episodes still lacked the kind of commitment, narrative and visually, for the audience to buy them.

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