The Owl House is a Disney animated series. It premiered on January 10, 2020.
Self-assured teenager Luz stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King; despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda's apprentice.
Why It Rocks
- Beautiful and fluid animation, especially during Eda and Lilith's battle in "Covention".
- Art-style that is a homage to anime.
- As well, the setting reminds of those good dark or high fantasy stories in the 20th century.
- Smart writing, comedy, and dialogue.
- Interesting and attractive plots.
- Well-written characters.
- Luz is relatable to many due to her being an awkward, loner teen with niche interests. She finally fits in when she goes to the Boiling Isles. And eventually getting character development in later of the season.
- Eda the Owl Lady is a snarky mentor to Luz who genuinely cares about her and that begins to become more and more a maternal figure for Luz.
- King is hilarious, as he's a small demon who claims he's the king of demons, and tries to be a ruler but fails.
- Amity Blight is one of the most well-written bully characters in animation. She is mean to Luz, but she's just overly ambitious and a perfectionist in trying to get into a good coven, and she also deals with pressure & competition from her older siblings Edric and Emira. Later on, she becomes nicer to Luz and even falls in love with her
- Lilith, Eda's sister and now former enemy, who is revealed indeed really and truly regretting of putting her sister into a curse, that turning her into an Owl Sphinx-like demonic monster.
- Brilliant voice acting, especially Alex Hirsch as King.
- Action-packed theme song and calming credits song.
- Balances action, comedy, drama, horror, and heart all at the same time.
- On top of that, it also manages to have lots of compelling lore and world-building alongside being slice-of-life at times.
- Good morals, like being yourself and questioning systems that unfairly reward power to others.
- The concept of a (sometimes weirdly) human protagonist ending up in a dimension full of otherworldly creatures is a bit overused. Especially since another Disney Channel show similar to this one, Amphibia, uses it as well.
- This alone, were accusing Luz in the earlier episodes, of already lacking of character development in the first 10 episodes of the season. Since she was acting like when visit the realm for several times, on each day?
- Sometimes it can be a little bland.
- It had a disgusting scene where Luz had her eyelids sticking out and her friends ran away screaming in one episode.