Cowboy Bebop, interrupted

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Cowboy Bebop is something I’ve heard about for years but never dived into, always hanging on the edge of “I’ll get to it.”

I seem to remember it playing on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network back in the day and I thought it looked interesting. Since then the vibe I’ve gotten about it is that it’s the greatest thing that has ever been done; or maybe it’s even better then that thing.

I’ve always been susceptible to the suggestions of others when it comes to something being “classic.” I’m defining “classic” here as something that is above any questions of “good” or “great”; the thing that is suggested is something that I have a duty to not only watch and/or listen to but to esteem and appreciate as something that enhances the human experience, that in some way pushes us towards a time when we experienced things as they should be – before the Fall.

Cowboy Bebop has that aura about it. I completed Session #5 “The Ballad of Fallen Angels” before things were brought to an abrupt halt; Amazon no longer has them for free on their streaming service.

So far it’s not a “classic” (using the definition I laid out earlier) to me yet, but we’ll see. I’m on board with Jet, don’t really get Spike, and am surprised that Valentine was more brat then femme fatale.

Those are my personal calls on the media so far but we’ll see where the series goes when I have access to it again.

See You Space Cowboy … (sometime)



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