Cartoon Review: Steven Universe

General Information:

Program Creator: Rebecca Sugar
Genre: Action, Science fantasy, Comedy-Drama
Original run: November 4, 2013 – January 21, 2019
No. of seasons: 5
No. of episodes: 160
Origin: United State
Original Language: English
Producer: Cartoon Network Studios


Steven Universe is set in the fictional town of Beach City, Delmarva, where the Crystal Gems live in an ancient beachside temple and protect humanity from monsters and other threats. The Gems are ageless alien warriors who project female humanoid forms from magical gemstones at the core of their being. The Crystal Gems comprise Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl and Steven—a young, half-human, half-Gem boy who inherited his gemstone from his mother, the Crystal Gems’ former leader Rose Quartz. As Steven tries to understand his gradually expanding range of powers, he spends his days with his father Greg, his best friend Connie, his magical pet lion, other residents of Beach City, and the Gems. He explores the abilities inherited from his mother, which include fusion—the ability of Gems to merge their bodies and abilities to form new, more powerful personalities. (source: Wikipedia)


I have so many mixed feelings about this series I don’t know where to begin with this review.

So let’s start with the first season, at first I thought it was an interesting show with a unique idea. I liked the idea of the crystal gems and I was interested to learn more about them. The second season gave more insight about the story, you know more about the crystal gems and about Steven and his life. Season 3 was one of the most interesting seasons and season 4 continued with the same base as well. Season 5 was a bit… I don’t know I didn’t I had mixed feelings about it and the choices that they made in that season. You will noticed a lot of plot holes and contradictions between the earlier seasons and the later seasons,

That aside, the characters are pretty interesting. They are the reason you would keep watching the show, specially the Gems Pearl, Garnet, Predate, and Amethyst. Also Cony is pretty interesting.

In terms of animation, Steven universe is a very well animated show. In terms of voice acting, I think that they made a great job with the voice actors/actresses choice. Also the music is really good and all the cast has beautiful singing voice. All and all I think its a good cartoon I don’t think its for all ages though. I think its more suited to ages 13 and above.

Overall Rate: 6.5/10

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