OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (2017–2019)
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Ian Jones-Quarterley's lovechild of 90s media nostalgia is a welcome antidote against Cartoon Network's otherwise abysmal programming. Consisting of the exploits of the naive yet eager KO(knock-out to the layman) and his more cynical teenage companions, Radicles, the picolo inspired alien show-off and Enid, the Shantae inspired slacker.
All three work for the overbearing commandeering shirtless Mr. Gar at Lakewood Plaza Turbo. Rounding out this offbeat group of heroes is KO's wrestler mom, Carol, who works as the next door judo teacher nearby. The series keeps at a very quick pace right from the get- go, anime-expressions galore, and wacky out-of-nowhere visuals. It's not exactly clear what type of world the characters inhabit, but it's main premise should be relatable to anyone. It's amazing how they get so much out of these rather simplistic character designs. It isn't exactly Adventure Time influenced, it's more Steven Universe/Bee and Puppycat influenced, yet has as much of a violent sadistic bite as the classic Powerpuff Girls. Another part that I like about it is that it's character outlines resemble the roughness of a pencil, as if they were actually drawn.
If you don't really play classic 16 bit video games, or 1990s Japanese anime, it's likely a lot of these references will go over your head. But if you want a kick-butt show on Cartoon Network, look no further than OK KO: Let's be Heroes.
It's a really great cartoon that I just can't get enough of. It teaches life lessons and never gets political to the point of being obnoxious (see; Steven Universe, Clarence...urgh), and it's beautifully colored and animated.
The fight scenes are action packed and intense, and the voice acting is phenomenal!! I love that Ian gets to voice one of the main characters, and I absolutely love K.O. and his mother's voice actresses.
So much talent and heart in this show, and it's fantastic for kids of all ages, especially those who have a love for superheroes!! I cannot recommend it enough!
This show isn't gut bustingly hilarious, but the nice comedy combined with the OK story and great animation makes it an overall great show. I have only seen one episode of this show but I can tell it will succeed
In my opinion, some of the best Cartoon Network shows have elements that can appeal to kids and adults. The only thing about the show that can appeal to adults is all the references to retro video games.The show is to sappy for teenagers and a lot of the jokes many adults will find either annoying or stupid. With that said, there were a few jokes that left me in stitches. The shows has a lot of low brow jokes that really get on my nerves though.
For the episodes though,the average episode for the show isn't bad. But they occasionally have an above average episode and a below average episode. When the show is at its best, it has a lot of great character development and enjoyable stories. But at its worst, the show can be very annoying and feel like watching a bunch of hyperactive kids run around a room screaming. OK well maybe not that bad.
Though in the end, the shows main problem is that it can often come off as annoying and there needs to be more character development. Though the show is only in it's first season. Once it works out some of the more annoying factors and truly establishes its identity, I'm confident it will become one of Cartoon Network best shows. But until then, I can only say that the show isn't quite there yet.
Although the animation and character designs need improving but it's not that bad.
naomi Mbugua/Spacething7474 your nothing but the worst excuse for troll and person who has a bad taste in shows. Honestly? "It's trying to be the next Steven Universe?", "I hope it gets cancelled soon because it stinks" I can't believe there is person like you on this site who can handle garbage like Breadwinners, Teen Titans Go! and The problem solverz? Truly I am a shamed and disappointed.
Anyways if you haven't seen this show yet i would definitely recomand it.
Honestly just an OK show, I'll watch with nothing better to do. Say
The show revolves around a kid named K.O., whose goal in life is to be the ultimate hero. With his friends Enid and Radicles (the latter of which is who an adult Steven Universe would look like if he were blue, an alien, and ripped), they all work at Gar's grocery store, owned by the legendary Mr. Gar. K.O.'s mother Carol (née Silverspark) is a former superhero turned fight instructor.
The show's main villain is Lord Boxman, who sometimes dispatches some of his henchmen to fight for him (hint: his henchmen come down from the sky in boxes). Sometimes, the team fights (and messes with) Boxman himself.
In one episode, K.O. befriends Dendy, who should remind some Steven Universe fans of Peridot. She and Peridot have close to the same voice and they're both green nerds. It's also a prime shipping opportunity.
Where it reminds me of Dragon Ball Z is because of the anime-looking characters. I think K.O. could be compared to young Goku in some areas.
My favorite episode of the series as of this writing is "You Have To Care", where Enid catches up with her old rival and former "friend", Elodie. There's plenty of action and a emotional finish. You'll have to watch the episode for yourself to know what I'm talking about.
I think "OK K.O." is a fine cartoon. I'm giving it a 7 because it can be corny and juvenile at times, but not to the point where it's unwatchable for young adults. Kids will love this, obviously, but I think it will be a good successor to Steven Universe when it goes off the air. It's not for everyone, but give it a chance. I think you'll like it.
it does good it stays and continues on. it doesn't it stays until the ratings and reviews get abysmal and its forced off the air.
Why not run these shows through some kind of testing before you throw months worth of money at it only for it to fail?
But it made a mistake no cartoon should make, it became political propaganda. Dirty, filthy, trashy, shameless political propaganda. No I'm not talking about the lesbian or bisexual ships ( romances ) in this show, in fact, unlike other shows like the Loud House which screams '' We are progressive look at us !!'', I like how they handled non hetero relationships in here. Hell I even ship Boxman and Doctor Venomous. And I'm not talking about the Captain Planet episode, which I love for old reminiscences of my childhood. I'm talking about the Let's Not Be Skeletons episode. I can understand if you tell children to not play with guns, I like that you show children that it's not abnormal to be with someone of your own gender in a romantic relationship, but no, you don't get a free pass to literally brainwash them in a dishonest way about guns. It's not really different from Peron or Fidel Castro's for kid books where they teach the kids to love the leader. Let kids grow up and decide. I dunno if I'll keep watching the show after this, if it has become this ....
In the end I kept watching it, and the show has distended itself from political propaganda lately. I like that. My favorite character is TKO because of the contrast he makes with KO and other characters, and I'm impatient for the next episode of KO's World. My only whine about the show, is that KO is becoming a little too much like Steven from Steven Universe. Ko should be a unique character with his own ambitions driving him up, instead of become an hyper sensible kind of guy, specially if he's becoming an Hero. Hope his goal doesn't get lost for the sake of making him super empathetic with others just because that sells.
The show has show that It can grow so I'm rising the stars from 1 to 4, I just hope, or better to say I pray that something like Let's not Be Skeleton doesn't happen again, EVER.
My personal CONS:
It is very experimental in it's storytelling and animation to the point of being overwhelmingly wonky or confusing sometimes. The show leans heavily on references. Many probably go over kids' heads. Sometimes it seems like a reference of everything at once, but if you're into references, it's a plus I guess. I on the other hand live under a rock, so I'm confused halve the time about scenes that don't quite work out as well without that deeper understanding.
The pacing is pretty wonky at times too, and like I said before, so is the animation. Some scenes look awesome, some of them look disturbingly awkward.
Morals can be a bit pushy on rare occasion, so don't get "triggered" if you disagree.
Characters are excellently written. Hardly any true trope characters (except for maybe my lovely edgy bean), as they are multi-dimensional, flawed, and entertaining. With them the writers create stories with meaning. It's not that dreaded empty content... well almost all episodes anyhoo. When the storytelling or pacing staggers or those confusing maybe-but-not-surely-noncanon episodes crop up, the characters themselves are enough to keep me going.
The music is another upside, I think it's all very groovy and almost transcendent, but dear, I've forgotten the name of the genre. You'll just have to hear it yourself!
If you ask the average OK K.O. fan, from my experience they'll talk like it's basically the best thing that ever was animated. Maybe I'm just too judgemental and uptight to see it. But I have mixed feelings about it, I feel like it gets away with much more than other shows can when it comes to being experimental and mixing up the very grondwork of the show's universe. I don't really know what the show quite IS sometimes. Of course, these are just my opinions and I don't know much. Build your own opinions and take your time. I hope someone read this.