Daily Cartoon: He-Man & The Masters of the Universe S01E08: “Siren’s Song”

How was everybody’s weekend? Cool. Cool, cool, cool. Welcome back to another exciting rewatch on the Car JoeMez channel. It’s a basic channel, no premium payments needed…for now.

We’re continuing along in our series rewatch of the 2002 Mike Young Productions’ He-Man & The Masters of the Universe and I’d say so far, so good. The changes and differences from the beloved original have made sense and helped improve the presentation and the storytelling is light-years ahead of the original which was a victim of its time where these shows just didn’t feature a conjoined story across multiple episodes – forget about a full season – unless it was some kind of special like “The Secret of the Sword” movie that introduced She-Ra that was then broken up into five episodes for television or the two-part Supermarket Sweep episode of Married…With Children that will be forever beloved in my house.

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One of my favorite show to reminisce about. A rewatch of this may be necessary soon.

OK, so we’ve got improved storytelling, changes that have been positive and animation that takes advantage of the advances in the system to give a sleek, action-packed finished product. I’d say we’re doing pretty good so far. Which makes this a great time to start week 2 of the rewatch. Let’s go.

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Daily Cartoon: He-Man & The Masters of the Universe S01E07: “Lessons”

Welcome back to another cartoon rewatch! It’s Friday so let’s close out the week strong so we can get enough rest to come out swinging on Monday.

In yesterday’s episode, we had a huge moment at the end where Skeletor comes to the realization that Castle Grayskull has some kind of importance that he’d previously been unaware of. He doesn’t quite know what that importance is as of yet, but prior to yesterday’s episode, the Castle was thought to be just some old ruins on the outskirts of Eternia. Only Prince Adam, Man-At-Arms, Orko and Cringer were aware of the power held and protected within.

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Just a normal day on Snake Mountain.

While Skeletor still doesn’t know that it’s exactly what he seeks (the power of the Elders) that’s being protected inside, he does know that Castle Grayskull just moved up on his list of shit to take over since he saw how vehemently the Masters tried to defend it.

Now we’ll see how important he believes it to be and if he makes it the focal point of his new plans and attacks. Obviously, without the full knowledge, it’s very possible he may push this back for a few episodes, but if I was an Overlord of Evil, I’d probably want to get in there ASAP and snoop around. Like some real Navy SEAL shit.

Today’s episode is called “Lessons” and, honestly, that give me absolutely no hint as to what this episode will be about or which character it will be focusing on. I’m kinda good with that. Surprise me, He-Man. Let’s watch a cartoon. Continue reading