This is obviously not a new show. But with the new live action movie coming out soon, I thought I would give it a proper revisit, as I enjoyed it while it aired on tv years ago, but I never watched it in order, so I didn't see the developments that the writers put into the series (I didn't think much on that part back then, for this show). Sooo... I started watching it from the beginning last week, and last night I watched the final episode. It left me with a big fat giant smile on my face. I felt as though I watched the main characters grow from young teenage kids to young adults ready for their next adventure into adulthood. At first I started watching it on xfinity OnDemand, but I realized about halfway into season 1, they had several episodes out of order, in every season, which was super annoying. So I unfortunately had to go elsewhere, which was at wtc.tv. Please use that site with adblocker x.x Or if on mobile, use something like 'Free Adblocker Browser' for android. Unfriendly not-kid-friendly ads on that site. Episodes 58-60 is technically the movie So The Drama, which you can also watch separately on the website, or better yet on Amazon or anywhere more .. legal... It's worth seeing the fun James Bond-type opening sequence that wasn't shown as an episode. I skipped those three episodes and watched the movie after finishing season 3. So The Drama was supposed to be the final ending to the series. Disney had this rule where a show could not exceed 65 episodes. After 'So The Drama', people petitioned hard for a continuation. Disney agreed to give it one more season. Thus making Kim Possible one of the first Disney shows to break that #65 rule. And I am SO glad they did. The way season 4 ends is far more satisfying than the movie. The movie just leaves you wanting more. What will happen next for Kim & Ron???? Well we finally get to see it! I guess that was rare for Disney, or a cartoon show, to go that far into a relationship development like that. It was nice to see a healthy relationship grow between the main characters. They weren't about power control, one was better that the other, or putting each other down. They were about recognizing their differences and loving each other for it. One had strengths the other did not, and vice versus, and that was okay. They complimented each other well.
There was one episode that is one of my absolute favorites and that would be season three episode 2, or episode 53, called 'Emotion Sickness'. By then, you will have gotten to know the characters pretty well, so when they start behaving out of character, oh my goodness. It basically shows how crazed our female emotions can change on a flip of a switch 'sometimes'.... But in this instance, it's literal XD I don't think kids would see it like that but they'd probably laugh anyways, because it's just that funny. my stomach hurt watching it :p Another episode was kind of an ironic episode. In the episode, they wanted to make a movie out of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable. In one part the Kim and Ron were wondering what about Rufus? Were they going to include Rufus? How were they going to include Rufus? He's gotta be in it! Well not to worry, the movie people didn't forget Rufus. He's just going to be green screened into cgi like Gollum. Well... years later..... lol..... I know the 2019 movie is ALL cgi, but it was still all little close to home haha.
With all this talk about diversity and inclusion and stuff nowadays, they could take a lesson from Kim Possible. They had a large variety of characters, but it never felt shoehorned in, it ever felt like a token character. It just felt like a good fun time. Heck, they even introduce a character in a wheelchair that could fly. I thought his introduction was handled great, because it made Kim feel awkward, whereas Ron was chill about it. It was a good balance of two sides of how to deal with something unfamiliar. They also touched on subjects that are considered politicized in todays society, yet it does not feel politicized or preachy in the animated series. It never feels one sided.
The show has a lot of goofiness and hilarity, with fun action and adventure, cool art techniques, and teen drama and life changes. So when it gets really serious, especially near the end of the series, it feels like everything that happened up to that point pays off, imo. I love how it pokes fun at things in society too. In one episode in the first season, I thought... no way would they make that joke in mainstream entertainment today ILOVEIT (season 1 episode 5 'Downhill').
So now that I have seen the show from beginning to end, I feel like have a better grasp of the story, characters, ect. I'm cautiously excited about the live action movie. Knowing that two of the creators of the Kim Possible animated series are executive producers/writers, Robert/Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, of the live action movie, helps ease the nervousness of how good it may be (maybe). I'm still not fond of the super-fan in training angle, but I hope that's only a small part of the movie. The tv series did have a super fan episode in it, but it was Kim's cousin, who ended up helping to save the day. But it was only a very small part of the series (one episode). The updated theme song, I think, matches the kind of pop/techno music that's played throughout the tv series, so I'm not bothered by the new rendition. I kinda like it. Also, I didn't realize that the guy who plays Ron is 19! The girl who plays Kim is 17. Sooooo they coulllddd play more Kim Possible movie roles as they 'age up' in the movies, without worrying about them changing in appearance or voice. If they do that. And there was concern that they were going to change her sport from cheerleader to soccer player, but I'm pretty sure I saw in a trailer her being a cheerleader. I guess we'll see.
So if you haven't seen the show entirely, or in order, I highly recommend it. It's just a good fun series.
I'm probably missing some other things to say about this, but thanks for giving me a place to geek out about it^^;