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‘WondLa’ Apple TV+ Series Review - A Journey Beyond the Known

The series follows Eva Nine, a teenage girl raised in isolation by a robot, who embarks on a quest to find other humans in a post-apocalyptic world filled with alien creatures and mysterious landscapes.

Anjali Sharma - Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:14:16 +0100 1150 Views
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"WondLa," Apple TV+'s animated series, presents an enchanting blend of adventure, science fiction, and heartfelt storytelling. Adapted from Tony DiTerlizzi's beloved books, the show embarks on a visually stunning and emotionally resonant journey that appeals to both young and older audiences.


The series introduces us to Eva Nine, a spirited teenager who has spent her life in an underground sanctuary, raised by a nurturing robot named Muthr. This peculiar upbringing, devoid of human contact, shapes Eva's curiosity and determination. Her world turns upside down on her sixteenth birthday when an attack forces her to the surface, a world now called Orbona, filled with fantastical creatures and mysterious landscapes.


Eva's quest to find other humans propels the narrative forward, and she’s joined by a diverse set of companions: Rovender, a gruff but loyal alien; Otto, a giant telepathic water bear; and of course, Muthr. The dynamic between these characters is rich and engaging, each bringing a unique perspective and depth to the story. The show’s voice cast, including Jeanine Mason as Eva and Teri Hatcher as Muthr, deliver performances that are both heartfelt and nuanced, adding layers to their animated counterparts.


Visually, "WondLa" is a feast for the eyes. The animation is vibrant and detailed, creating a world that is both alien and strangely familiar. The landscapes of Orbona are rendered with a meticulous eye for detail, from the lush, otherworldly flora to the intricate designs of the alien fauna. The aesthetic choices enhance the storytelling, making every scene a visual treat.


Thematically, "WondLa" explores profound issues such as environmentalism, technology, and destiny. The show's creators have woven these themes seamlessly into the narrative, making them accessible and thought-provoking. Eva's journey is not just about finding other humans but also about discovering her place in this new world and understanding the interconnectedness of life on Orbona. The series invites viewers to reflect on our own world's ecological challenges and the role of technology in our lives, offering a hopeful yet realistic perspective on adaptation and survival.


One of the standout aspects of "WondLa" is its ability to balance action and introspection. The show is packed with thrilling sequences and high-stakes adventures that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Yet, it also allows for moments of quiet reflection and character development. These quieter moments are where the show truly shines, providing depth to the characters and allowing the audience to connect with their struggles and triumphs on a personal level.


Despite its many strengths, "WondLa" is not without its flaws. Some plot points can feel a bit predictable, especially for those familiar with the source material. Additionally, the pacing occasionally stumbles, with certain episodes feeling either too rushed or too drawn out. However, these are minor quibbles in an otherwise stellar production.


In conclusion, "WondLa" is a remarkable series that combines beautiful animation, compelling storytelling, and thoughtful themes. It is a testament to the power of animation to tell stories that are both visually stunning and emotionally resonant. While it may not be perfect, its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses, making it a must-watch for fans of adventure and science fiction. Whether you are a longtime fan of DiTerlizzi's books or new to the world of WondLa, this series is sure to captivate and inspire. Apple TV+ has once again delivered a quality production that stands out in the crowded landscape of animated series.


For those ready to embark on an epic journey filled with wonder, danger, and discovery, "WondLa" awaits.


Final Score- [8.5/10]
Reviewed by - Anjali Sharma
Follow @AnjaliS54769166 on Twitter
Publisher at Midgard Times
Note: All 7 episodes are screened for this review.
Premiere Date: June 28, 2024, on Apple TV+

 

 

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