Jem and the Holograms Season One turned out to be better then I expected! At first I couldn’t help but wonder how girly this classic nimated series would be but surprisingly it was actually awesome!
The show revolves around Jerrica Benton aka Jem who is the lead singer of the Holograms. Jem inherits her fathers Starlight Music label after his sudden death but theres only one problem…Starlight Music is co-owned by Eric Raymond who seems to be the most powerful figure in the music industry. Eric wasn’t to launch his new rock girl band “The Misfits” while Jem and the Holograms should be the owns staring. So you know what happens next right? All out girl warfare! Jem also inherittied something else from her dad…He had created a talking computer called “Synergy” which would be able to create Holograms giving Jem and the Holograms a cool look and allowing Jerrica to be able to be both Jerrica and Jem using Synerty to her advantage.
What makes this show so interesting is that Eric and his Misfits literally try to kill off Jem and the Holograms in every episode with bombs explosions, tampering with stage sets, and just about everything in the book. While Jem and the Holograms always remain cool and never come to blows with The Misfits no matter what they try to do. By episode four I was literally thinking to myself, ” I would have just killed The Misfits by now lol”, but after thinking about it I found it cool how the creators were able to keep Jem and the Holograms from fighting fire with fire and always made them out to be the better people. Another cool thing about the show and perhaps the most important thing that set Jem apart from the rest was each episode contained 3 songs with videos that would go along with the plot. Almost felt like I was watching what VH1 had any cartoons!
The episodes deal with the music awards, video shoots, third world countries in need of food and water, and many other interesting topics. The episodes were actually able to stay fresh and several of them were 2 and 3 part episodes in season one. Season one is a four disc set with a run time of 10 hours and 26 episodes. The only special feature each disc brings is a “Video Juke Box” that plays all the video of that particular disc. Overall, a great set that truely caught me off guard. Highly recomended. I can’t wait for the remaining seasons to be released by Shout Factory.
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