There are two reasons why I am reviewing the second season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as a Yuri Quickie and not a full G-View.
1: Can be summed up as “If you liked the first season you will enjoy the second one”.
2: It felt more like a “Season 2A” ala “Fuller House 3A and 3B” than a full fledged second season.
For readers who have yet to check out season 1 but want an idea of what to expect check out my review of it HERE before reading on as there will be some S2 spoilers.
Number of episodes: 7
Let us get right to what I am certain most fans want me to discuss most of all, the CatraDora relationship progression. So far it is the same, both ladies being fierce rivals who get into many violent encounters but are still very much obsessed with each other. Besides that they have their own personal struggles. The most important being both wanting to become better: Adora wanting to be a better She-Ra than Mara was and Catra the best Force Captain she can be so she can get praised by Lord Hordak lots and lots. Their endeavors both have mixed results.
Some reviewers said there was little progression in the story line. It is both true and not at the same time. As far as which side is winning the war it is still a stalemate as both discovered new weapons and technology to aid them in the inevitable upcoming second mega battle. However, there was definitely character progression for the main characters besides our mega ship worthy duo.
Bow and Glitter both got some neat development. It is also recommended to keep a close eye on of the two as there is a pretty cool surprise near the end of the season.
A personal surprise was how much I ended up liking Lord Hordak. Not because he is a complex villain (So far he is the typical universal conquest dood) but something about him fascinates me. He has the intimidation factor going for him but he does not come off as a big bad who could take over the world himself as of yet. Say what you want about villains like Bowser and Dr Robotnik but even they are currently more imposing than Mr Halloween here. Again he has the look and power but he is not an uber villain yet. Plus his reactions and interactions with a certain (My favorite side-character next to Mermista) amuse me.
Besides CatraDora my yuri senses went through the roof thanks to the big cutie Scorpia. I detect “Cursed One” vibes emanating from her. I could be wrong but…yeah, so much more than “Wild Cat is my bestie”.
Oh yeah. We got some more layers in the relationship between Catra and Shadow Weaver. Intriguing stuff.
Overall the first half of Season 2 was enjoyable and I look forward to more soon.
After all, I am still waiting for an episode featuring or centered around Netossa X Spinerella. I want more of them damn it!
PS: Episode 4 was one of the greatest things ever.