Carmen Sandiego Season 3 Review

A visual treat for children and adults alike

Aparnna Hajirnis -

Carmen Sandiego Season 3 Review
Platform
Netflix
Format
Movie Rated
Genre
Animated,KIDS
Language

What is the story about?

Carmen is a modern-day Robin Hoodish character voiced by Gina Rodiguez. She steals from the corrupt agency V.I.L.E and donates generously to their victims.  Dressed in red, she is accompanied on her heists by her hacker Player, and her best friends Zack and Ivy. Carmen is has been listed as a criminal by the police all across the globe. In Season 3 however, Carmen is on a quest to find out who she really is, where she came from and who her mother is.

Analysis

In a world of drama and dystopian shows, Carmen Sandiego offers you an old school charm of an heroine fighting crime. The animated series, has only five episodes in season 3 and episode 5 seems to end abruptly, but it is an engaging animated show, nevertheless. If you have followed the show from season 1 and season 2, you might be a tad bit disappointed seeing how some of the crucial junctures in season 2, haven't been touched upon in season 3. Season 3 takes a whole new route altogether, with our heroine wanting to know more about her roots. There are also new characters introduced in season 3 and they keep you engaged, especially with the nefarious activities that happen at V.I.L.E.

However, season 3's storylines are fast-paced and the only disappointing part is that it has only five episodes, which makes you crave for more of Carmen. But we understand that the production was halted due to the ongoing Corona pandemic.

Highlights

Carmen Sandiego has an old school charm to it. We have a crime-fighting heroine with a heart of gold, who is a fugitive and a criminal wanted by all law enforcement agencies. It takes you on a trip to childhood, where we all loved Robinhood series or shows where the leads were committing crimes for the betterment of the masses. It makes you feel warm, nice and gives you a lot of hope. Being an animated series, it is quite a visual treat and not just meant for children, but for adults.

Drawbacks

We wished to have seen more of Carmen than just the 5 episodes of season 3. It has an engaging storyline and we would have loved to see Carmen do some more heists.

Did I enjoy it?

Yes, it is quite a cute and heart-warming show.

Do I recommend it?

Yes, it is the perfect animated series to watch while you are on the go and need some quick, light-hearted entertainment.


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