In the summer of 2013, the world was introduced to relentlessly optimistic Wander and his best pal, Sylvia in the Disney XD series, Wander Over Yonder. The series, created by Craig McCracken, opened well with a US viewership of 2.89 million, however as the series progressed its viewership dwindled even though the quality of the series consistently knocked it out of the park. This past Monday the series finale, "The End of the Galaxy", was aired and ultimately was a perfect send off for the show. If you haven't watched this series yet, you are missing out on simple yet beautiful moral lessons, eclectic and highly energetic characters, and some of the best comedy writing and pacing in animation to date.
|Wander's optimism and desire to befriend Lord Hater|
provides no shortage of great comedy.
|An enemy is a friend you haven't made yet,|
including Lord Dominator.
|"I crush all your hopes and then I watch you cry."|
One of the most hilarious storylines as well as simultaneously heart breaking was Lord Hater's crush on Lord Dominator once he discovered that Lord Dominator was, in fact, a woman. Seeing him go to such lengths in order to win her admiration and love, including wrecking his own attack on her forces much to Commander Peeper's chagrin, was fantastic and made it all the more painful when his dreams of dating Lord Dominator were cruelly crushed by Dominator herself.
Wander Over Yonder is a series that unfortunately never got the love and recognition it so desperately deserved. It has plenty of nods to other animated series and styles that are fun to recognize and beautifully done comedy that will have you rolling with laughter. There are many episodes that are amazing and it is nearly impossible to pick essential ones for viewing. The great thing is that you can watch them out of order and still enjoy the series.
|So full of love! Thank you, Wander!|